2008
Eagles upset Concordia Wisconsin in men's hoops

Eagles upset Concordia Wisconsin in men's hoops
February 2, 2008

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

Junior guard Jared Bailey came up big once again for the Benedictine men's basketball team. Bailey hit a short jump shot with just :05 seconds left to lift the Eagles to a 78-77 upset of Concordia University (Wis.). CUW entered the game in third place in the Northern Athletics Conference, while the Eagles were in ninth, still battling for a spot in the eight-team NAC post-season tournament. The win over the Falcons will go a long way in helping BU's chances. Bailey, who came in averaging a team-leading 17.4 points per game, paced all scorers with 30 points. Not only did he hit for numbers, Bailey also made the most out of his chances by going 10-for-12 from the field. Among Bailey's tallies were six-of-seven from beyond the three point arc. As a team, the Eagles hit 11-of-21 treys. Bailey also shared game-high rebounding honors with teammate Patrick Noonan with five caroms apiece, while he also snarred four steals. Noonan - pictured at left - had another outstanding night running the point guard position for the Eagles, giving off 11 assists. He also scored seven points. Senior Tim Swanson and freshman post man Brian Genslinger each added 12 points. Genslinger was a perfect five-for-five shooting. As a team, the Eagles hit 54 percent (31-57) from the floor overall.

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