2008
Eagles top Rockford in men's basketball

Eagles top Rockford in men's basketball
January 9, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143
dbeyer@ben.edu

Benedictine men's basketball team came back from a four-point first-half deficit to notch a 76-63 win over Rockford College at home. The win improved the Eagles record to 5-8 overall and 4-2 in the Northern Athletics Conference. Benedictine was able to erase the 35-31 shortfall at the intermission thanks to some hot second-half shooting. The Eagles hit for 60-percent in the second stanza as they outscored the Regents by 17 points down the stretch. Senior Tim Swanson led the way with a 23 point effort, buoyed by three-of-five from three point range. Overall, Swanson was nine-for-12 from the field. After a slow start in the first half - just five points - junior Jared Bailey finished with 15 points and a game-leading seven assists. Teammate Andrew Brown chipped in 12 points and a team-leading six rebounds. As a team, the Eagles out-boarded Rockford by a 34-27 margin in the game.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.