SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. – The No. 4-ranked Raven Men's Basketball recorded a season-high 11 steals on Tuesday night en route to a 74-56 road win over John Brown University.
Benedictine (7-1) connected on 26 field goals, also a new high, as they handed John Brown (6-1) their first loss of the season by 18 points.
The Ravens started off the game on a 16-4 run, limiting the Golden Eagles to just a single free throw through the first six minutes of the game.
After Jake Schannuth pushed the Ravens lead back to double digits, 26-16, with five minutes left in the first half, Benedictine went cold offensively.
John Brown took full advantage and went on a 13-0 run that erased their deficit and gave them a brief lead with just under two minutes left in the half.
The Ravens responded and pushed back ahead 35-30 at the break.
Benedictine outscored John Brown 17-8 over the first five minutes of the second half and never looked back.
Defensively, the Ravens forced John Brown into 14 turnovers, which translated to 19 points off turnovers.
The Ravens finished the game at 44.8 percent from the floor while holding the Golden Eagles to 38.2 percent. The Ravens also went 15 of 18 from the charity stripe to finish the game at 83.3 percent from the free throw line – their second highest free throw percentage of the season.
Benedictine is off until Nov. 25 when they travel to Joplin, Mo., for an exhibition game against NCAA Div. II Missouri Southern State University.