The No. 22-ranked Raven Men's Basketball team outscored John Brown University (5-4) got a balanced offensive attack as Benedictine (6-1) and solid team defensive effort as they earned a 68-64 win over the Golden Eagles.
Six Ravens finished with over eight points while defensively, Benedictine held John Brown to just six first-half field goals.
John Brown shot just 19.4 percent from the floor in the first half while Benedictine connected on 52.4 percent to lead 31-19 at the break.
Heading into the game, John Brown ranked second in the NAIA in total blocks but that didn't stop the Ravens from pounding the ball inside. Benedictine finished the game with a 24-18 advantage in points in the paint while John Brown was only able to come up with two blocked shots.
Benedictine also limited John Brown to just seven 3-pointers at 30.4 percent. The Golden Eagles had averaged 42.1 percent heading into the game with the Ravens while their season average from beyond the arc sat at 9.6 per game.
Ten players saw minutes for the Ravens with all 10 playing over 13 minutes as four players finished in double figures in scoring.
CJ Vallejo and Shawn Fleming Jr., led the way with 12 points each while Adam Kutney anchored the Ravens bench effort, which led John Brown 24-16, with 11. Christian Hatterle added 10 points while Justas Norvilas added 9 points off the bench.
The Ravens remain out of conference on Saturday with a trip to Wichita to take on Friends University at 3 p.m. They return to conference play on Dec. 2 when they travel to Marshall, Mo., for a 7:30 p.m. game against Missouri Valley College. They return to the Ralph Nolan Gymnasium on Dec. 5, hosting a 4 p.m. game with MNU.