2008
Men's basketball tops Concordia Chicago

Men's basketball tops Concordia Chicago
January 15, 2008

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

The Benedictine men's basketball team shot a blistering 55 percent from the field as a team and, in the process, cruised to an 86-68 Northern Athletics Conference win over Concordia University Chicago on Tuesday evening at the Rice Center. The win improved the Eagles' overall record to 6-9, 5-3 in the NAC. BU's Antonio Brooks hit eight-of-ten shots from the field and led all scorers with 18 points. Teammate Jared Bailey added 16 points and a game-high nine assists. Cameron Snelling came off the bench to chip in 15 points and a team-leading six rebounds. Senior Tim Swanson rounded out the double-digit scorers with 13 points, while making three steals. Benedictine held a slight edge in the battle of the boards, 33 to 31 caroms. The Eagles' shooting was consistent through both halves. In the first segment, the team hit 55.6 percent (15-27), followed by 54.5 percent (18-33) in the second stanza.

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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.