2009
First-place Eagles extend win streak to five

First-place Eagles extend win streak to five
February 7, 2009

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

Benedictine University stayed atop the Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) South Division standings with its 71-56 victory over Concordia University (Wis.) at the Rice Center on Saturday afternoon. The win extended the Eagles' current win streak to five games, improving the team's record to 14-7 overall and 9-4 in the NAC. Sophomore A.J. Brown scored 12 of his game-leading 16 points in the first half as Benedictine clung to a 29-27 halftime margin. In the second stanza, BU extended and rolled to the comfortable win as Brown was 8-of-12 shooting from the floor in the game. Patrick Noonan was the only other player in double-digit scoring in a balanced Benedictine attack. The sophomore tallied 15 points with a perfect shooting night. He was 3-for-3 from beyond the three-point arc and 6-of-6 from the field overall. Freshman guard Nate Green led all players in rebounding with nine boards. Green also had six points. Senior Jared Bailey was held to nine points, but dished off a game-leading seven assists and had a pair of steals.

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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.