12 Dakota Bennington
12 - Dakota Bennington
Height: 6-3
Weight: 180
Year: Sr
Hometown: Peoria, Ill.
High School: Peoria Christian
Previous College: Olivet Nazarene
Position: G
gp 25
pts/g 24.8
fg % 53.4
3pt % 37.3
ft % 78.6
reb/g 6.8
a/g 1.9

Honors & Awards

  • All-SLIAC First Team (2018-19)
  • SLIAC Player of the Week (11/19/19, 2/4/19, 2/11/19)

Career Notes (Dec. 4, 2019)

  • Recorded his 1,000th career point as a Red Devil in a 122-115 win over Grinnell on Nov. 20, 2019. 
  • Ranks ninth in program history in career blocked shots with 33.
  • Ranks 10th in program history in career free throws with 235.
  • Also the Red Devils' active leader in points (1,039), field goals (337) and steals (66).

Junior (2018-19): Started 26 of 27 games he appeared in during the Red Devils' run to the NCAA Division III Tournament ... Averaged 23.3 points per game while shooting 51.4 percent from the field (231-for-449), 30.6 percent from the 3-point range (26-for-85) and 77.8 percent from the free-throw line (140-for-180) ... Contributed six rebounds and 2.6 assists per game ... Totaled 628 points, 161 rebounds and 69 assists in 748 minutes of action ... Added 37 steals and 15 blocks ... Dropped 51 points in a record-setting 161-153 victory over Greenville, setting the single-game program scoring record while going 20-for-29 from the floor and 10-for-14 from the free-throw line  ... Reached 20 points or more 17 times ... Scored 30 points or more five times, including a 40-point performance in a 116-91 win over Fontbonne on Feb. 9 and a 37-point performance in the Red Devils' 163-146 SLIAC Tournament semifinal victory over Greenville on Feb. 22. 

Sophomore (2017-18): Played in 17 games for the Red Devils while starting five. Scored his first points as a member of Eureka on Dec. 19th against Dominican when he had six. He went on to finish the year with 286 total points, 16.8 a game. Grabbed 125 rebounds including a career high 17 at Westminster (Mo.) on Feb. 10th. Finished the year with 13 steals and 12 blocks.  

Freshman (2016-17): Started five games at Olivet Nazarene University. Scored 276 points, averaging 10.2 points a contest. He grabbed 67 rebounds to go along with 50 assists on the year. 

Peoria Christian High School: Averaged a team-high 24.4 points, 7.4 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 2.9 steals and 2.1 steals a game for his senior season. He became Peoria Christian High School’s all-time leading scorer with 1,958 career points. He was named IBCA 2A First Team All-State, AP 2A First Team All-State and Chicago Sun-Times 2A First Team All-State. Bennington was the Peoria Journal Star Small School Player of the Year.

Recent Games
Feb 6 at MacMurray L, 77-74
Feb 8 Iowa Wesleyan W, 70-64
Feb 12 Fontbonne W, 98-83
Feb 15 at Spalding W, 82-61
Feb 19 at Webster L, 88-79
Feb 22 Greenville W, 137-129
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 25 18
Games started 25 18
Minutes 723 520
Minutes per game 28.9 28.9
FG 235-440 170-326
FG Pct 53.4 52.1
3PT 41-110 30-85
3PT Pct 37.3 35.3
FT 110-140 73-91
FT Pct 78.6 80.2
Off rebounds 42 38
Def rebounds 129 88
Total rebounds 171 126
Rebounds per game 6.8 7.0
Personal fouls 75 56
Disqualifications 4 3
Assists 48 34
Turnovers 74 56
Assist to turnover ratio 0.6 0.6
Steals 47 27
Blocks 28 19
Points 621 443
Points per game 24.8 24.6
Points per 40 min 34.4 34.1
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Nov 8 Berea W, 94-78 1 26 6-10 60.0 1-3 33.3 5-8 62.5 18
Nov 15 at Monmouth (Ill.) L, 83-71 1 33 11-21 52.4 1-3 33.3 2-6 33.3 25
Nov 16 at Knox W, 83-56 1 22 9-13 69.2 3-4 75.0 5-6 83.3 26
Nov 20 Grinnell W, 122-115 1 22 12-18 66.7 1-2 50.0 5-7 71.4 30
Nov 26 Dominican (Ill.) W, 93-80 1 36 6-12 50.0 0-1 0.0 14-14 100.0 26
Dec 4 at Blackburn W, 91-81 1 29 9-17 52.9 2-6 33.3 3-6 50.0 23
Dec 7 at Principia W, 112-93 1 31 13-20 65.0 2-5 40.0 3-3 100.0 31
Dec 14 Westminster (Mo.) L, 96-84 1 27 4-17 23.5 1-4 25.0 3-4 75.0 12
Dec 20 at Maryville (Mo.) L, 70-52 1 36 10-22 45.5 2-7 28.6 6-7 85.7 28
Dec 30 at Dallas W, 85-71 1 28 11-18 61.1 3-5 60.0 0-1 0.0 25
Jan 4 MacMurray W, 82-61 1 28 10-21 47.6 3-6 50.0 0-0 - 23
Jan 8 at Iowa Wesleyan W, 105-89 1 32 13-26 50.0 1-6 16.7 3-3 100.0 30
Jan 11 at Fontbonne L, 114-110 1 34 10-15 66.7 0-2 0.0 4-4 100.0 24
Jan 16 Spalding L, 78-69 1 24 6-14 42.9 1-4 25.0 5-6 83.3 18
Jan 18 Webster W, 85-79 1 37 7-15 46.7 1-5 20.0 3-4 75.0 18
Jan 22 at Greenville L, 146-143 1 25 13-22 59.1 1-3 33.3 9-9 100.0 36
Jan 25 Blackburn L, 88-86 1 31 14-23 60.9 4-7 57.1 2-4 50.0 34
Jan 28 Principia W, 96-79 1 29 9-20 45.0 3-5 60.0 2-2 100.0 23
Feb 1 at Westminster (Mo.) W, 93-74 1 30 11-19 57.9 3-7 42.9 7-9 77.8 32
Feb 6 at MacMurray L, 77-74 1 28 7-15 46.7 1-3 33.3 4-4 100.0 19
Feb 8 Iowa Wesleyan W, 70-64 1 28 4-12 33.3 2-5 40.0 3-5 60.0 13
Feb 12 Fontbonne W, 98-83 1 30 11-19 57.9 3-7 42.9 8-11 72.7 33
Feb 15 at Spalding W, 82-61 1 20 7-12 58.3 1-3 33.3 5-5 100.0 20
Feb 19 at Webster L, 88-79 1 27 3-13 23.1 1-4 25.0 3-4 75.0 10
Feb 22 Greenville W, 137-129 1 30 19-26 73.1 0-3 0.0 6-8 75.0 44
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Nov 8 Berea W, 94-78 1 26 1 10 11 3 3 1.0 3 0 4 0
Nov 15 at Monmouth (Ill.) L, 83-71 1 33 0 3 3 1 3 0.3 3 1 2 -
Nov 16 at Knox W, 83-56 1 22 0 4 4 0 1 0.0 4 2 1 -
Nov 20 Grinnell W, 122-115 1 22 2 4 6 3 2 1.5 2 1 5 1
Nov 26 Dominican (Ill.) W, 93-80 1 36 1 6 7 3 2 1.5 4 2 2 0
Dec 4 at Blackburn W, 91-81 1 29 1 7 8 2 2 1.0 2 0 5 1
Dec 7 at Principia W, 112-93 1 31 3 2 5 3 1 3.0 3 1 0 -
Dec 14 Westminster (Mo.) L, 96-84 1 27 3 4 7 1 3 0.3 3 1 4 0
Dec 20 at Maryville (Mo.) L, 70-52 1 36 0 7 7 2 3 0.7 2 1 2 -
Dec 30 at Dallas W, 85-71 1 28 0 7 7 2 4 0.5 2 2 3 -
Jan 4 MacMurray W, 82-61 1 28 3 6 9 1 3 0.3 3 2 2 0
Jan 8 at Iowa Wesleyan W, 105-89 1 32 4 8 12 1 4 0.3 1 2 4 0
Jan 11 at Fontbonne L, 114-110 1 34 2 4 6 3 8 0.4 4 0 5 1
Jan 16 Spalding L, 78-69 1 24 2 3 5 2 0 - 0 1 4 -
Jan 18 Webster W, 85-79 1 37 0 5 5 3 5 0.6 1 2 3 -
Jan 22 at Greenville L, 146-143 1 25 5 13 18 4 3 1.3 1 1 4 -
Jan 25 Blackburn L, 88-86 1 31 2 1 3 0 2 0.0 1 0 2 -
Jan 28 Principia W, 96-79 1 29 2 5 7 2 2 1.0 1 0 2 -
Feb 1 at Westminster (Mo.) W, 93-74 1 30 1 4 5 0 3 0.0 0 1 3 -
Feb 6 at MacMurray L, 77-74 1 28 2 6 8 2 5 0.4 1 1 5 1
Feb 8 Iowa Wesleyan W, 70-64 1 28 2 5 7 1 2 0.5 0 1 3 -
Feb 12 Fontbonne W, 98-83 1 30 1 5 6 4 1 4.0 1 4 3 -
Feb 15 at Spalding W, 82-61 1 20 1 1 2 1 2 0.5 1 0 1 -
Feb 19 at Webster L, 88-79 1 27 2 3 5 2 3 0.7 2 0 3 -
Feb 22 Greenville W, 137-129 1 30 2 6 8 2 7 0.3 2 2 3 -
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
2017-18 17 5 22.4 6.0-12.5 47.9 1.1-3.4 31.0 3.8-4.5 84.2 16.8
2018-19 27 26 27.7 8.6-16.6 51.4 1.0-3.1 30.6 5.2-6.7 77.8 23.3
2019-20 25 25 28.9 9.4-17.6 53.4 1.6-4.4 37.3 4.4-5.6 78.6 24.8
Total 69 56 26.8 8.2-16.0 51.5 1.2-3.7 33.6 4.6-5.7 79.3 22.2
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
2017-18 17 5 381 102-213 47.9 18-58 31.0 64-76 84.2 286
2018-19 27 26 748 231-449 51.4 26-85 30.6 140-180 77.8 628
2019-20 25 25 723 235-440 53.4 41-110 37.3 110-140 78.6 621
Total 69 56 1852 568-1102 51.5 85-253 33.6 314-396 79.3 1535
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
2017-18 17 5 22.4 10.7-22.4 47.9 1.9-6.1 31.0 6.7-8.0 84.2 30.0
2018-19 27 26 27.7 12.4-24.0 51.4 1.4-4.5 30.6 7.5-9.6 77.8 33.6
2019-20 25 25 28.9 13.0-24.3 53.4 2.3-6.1 37.3 6.1-7.7 78.6 34.4
Total 69 56 26.8 12.3-23.8 51.5 1.8-5.5 33.6 6.8-8.6 79.3 33.2
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
2017-18 17 5 22.4 1.0 6.4 7.4 2.2 0.1 1.5 2.9 0.5 0.8 0.7
2018-19 27 26 27.7 1.7 4.2 6.0 2.8 0.1 2.6 2.4 1.1 1.4 0.6
2019-20 25 25 28.9 1.7 5.2 6.8 3.0 0.2 1.9 3.0 0.6 1.9 1.1
Total 69 56 26.8 1.5 5.1 6.6 2.7 0.1 2.1 2.7 0.8 1.4 0.8
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
2017-18 17 5 381 17 108 125 38 1 26 50 0.5 13 12
2018-19 27 26 748 47 114 161 76 4 69 65 1.1 37 15
2019-20 25 25 723 42 129 171 75 4 48 74 0.6 47 28
Total 69 56 1852 106 351 457 189 9 143 189 0.8 97 55
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
2017-18 17 5 22.4 1.8 11.3 13.1 4.0 0.1 2.7 5.2 0.5 1.4 1.3
2018-19 27 26 27.7 2.5 6.1 8.6 4.1 0.2 3.7 3.5 1.1 2.0 0.8
2019-20 25 25 28.9 2.3 7.1 9.5 4.1 0.2 2.7 4.1 0.6 2.6 1.5
Total 69 56 26.8 2.3 7.6 9.9 4.1 0.2 3.1 4.1 0.8 2.1 1.2
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 25 25 28.9 9.4-17.6 53.4 1.6-4.4 37.3 4.4-5.6 78.6 24.8
Conference 18 18 28.9 9.4-18.1 52.1 1.7-4.7 35.3 4.1-5.1 80.2 24.6
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 12 12 29.0 9.0-17.2 52.2 1.7-4.3 38.5 4.7-6.1 76.7 24.3
Away 13 13 28.8 9.8-17.9 54.5 1.6-4.5 36.2 4.2-5.2 80.6 25.3
Neutral - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Wins 16 16 28.6 9.8-17.4 56.5 1.8-4.6 39.7 4.5-5.8 78.3 25.9
Losses 9 9 29.4 8.7-18.0 48.1 1.3-4.1 32.4 4.2-5.3 79.2 22.9
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November 5 5 27.8 8.8-14.8 59.5 1.2-2.6 46.2 6.2-8.2 75.6 25.0
December 5 5 30.2 9.4-18.8 50.0 2.0-5.4 37.0 3.0-4.2 71.4 23.8
January 8 8 30.0 10.2-19.5 52.6 1.8-4.8 36.8 3.5-4.0 87.5 25.8
February 7 7 27.6 8.9-16.6 53.4 1.6-4.6 34.4 5.1-6.6 78.3 24.4
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 25 25 723 235-440 53.4 41-110 37.3 110-140 78.6 621
Conference 18 18 520 170-326 52.1 30-85 35.3 73-91 80.2 443
Exhibition - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Home 12 12 348 108-207 52.2 20-52 38.5 56-73 76.7 292
Away 13 13 375 127-233 54.5 21-58 36.2 54-67 80.6 329
Neutral - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Wins 16 16 458 157-278 56.5 29-73 39.7 72-92 78.3 415
Losses 9 9 265 78-162 48.1 12-37 32.4 38-48 79.2 206
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November 5 5 139 44-74 59.5 6-13 46.2 31-41 75.6 125
December 5 5 151 47-94 50.0 10-27 37.0 15-21 71.4 119
January 8 8 240 82-156 52.6 14-38 36.8 28-32 87.5 206
February 7 7 193 62-116 53.4 11-32 34.4 36-46 78.3 171
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 25 25 28.9 13.0-24.3 53.4 2.3-6.1 37.3 6.1-7.7 78.6 34.4
Conference 18 18 28.9 13.1-25.1 52.1 2.3-6.5 35.3 5.6-7.0 80.2 34.1
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 12 12 29.0 12.4-23.8 52.2 2.3-6.0 38.5 6.4-8.4 76.7 33.6
Away 13 13 28.8 13.5-24.9 54.5 2.2-6.2 36.2 5.8-7.1 80.6 35.1
Neutral - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Wins 16 16 28.6 13.7-24.3 56.5 2.5-6.4 39.7 6.3-8.0 78.3 36.2
Losses 9 9 29.4 11.8-24.5 48.1 1.8-5.6 32.4 5.7-7.2 79.2 31.1
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November 5 5 27.8 12.7-21.3 59.5 1.7-3.7 46.2 8.9-11.8 75.6 36.0
December 5 5 30.2 12.5-24.9 50.0 2.6-7.2 37.0 4.0-5.6 71.4 31.5
January 8 8 30.0 13.7-26.0 52.6 2.3-6.3 36.8 4.7-5.3 87.5 34.3
February 7 7 27.6 12.8-24.0 53.4 2.3-6.6 34.4 7.5-9.5 78.3 35.4
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 25 25 28.9 1.7 5.2 6.8 3.0 0.2 1.9 3.0 0.6 1.9 1.1
Conference 18 18 28.9 2.1 4.9 7.0 3.1 0.2 1.9 3.1 0.6 1.5 1.1
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 12 12 29.0 1.8 5.0 6.8 3.1 0.1 2.1 2.7 0.8 1.8 1.3
Away 13 13 28.8 1.6 5.3 6.9 2.9 0.2 1.8 3.2 0.5 2.0 0.9
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Wins 16 16 28.6 1.5 5.3 6.8 2.8 0.1 1.9 2.8 0.7 1.9 1.4
Losses 9 9 29.4 2.0 4.9 6.9 3.4 0.2 1.9 3.3 0.6 1.9 0.7
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November 5 5 27.8 0.8 5.4 6.2 2.8 0.2 2.0 2.2 0.9 3.2 1.2
December 5 5 30.2 1.4 5.4 6.8 2.8 0.2 2.0 2.6 0.8 2.4 1.0
January 8 8 30.0 2.5 5.6 8.1 3.3 0.1 2.0 3.4 0.6 1.5 1.0
February 7 7 27.6 1.6 4.3 5.9 3.0 0.1 1.7 3.3 0.5 1.0 1.3
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 25 25 723 42 129 171 75 4 48 74 0.6 47 28
Conference 18 18 520 38 88 126 56 3 34 56 0.6 27 19
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 12 12 348 21 60 81 37 1 25 32 0.8 21 16
Away 13 13 375 21 69 90 38 3 23 42 0.5 26 12
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Wins 16 16 458 24 85 109 44 2 31 44 0.7 30 22
Losses 9 9 265 18 44 62 31 2 17 30 0.6 17 6
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November 5 5 139 4 27 31 14 1 10 11 0.9 16 6
December 5 5 151 7 27 34 14 1 10 13 0.8 12 5
January 8 8 240 20 45 65 26 1 16 27 0.6 12 8
February 7 7 193 11 30 41 21 1 12 23 0.5 7 9
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
Total 25 25 28.9 2.3 7.1 9.5 4.1 0.2 2.7 4.1 0.6 2.6 1.5
Conference 18 18 28.9 2.9 6.8 9.7 4.3 0.2 2.6 4.3 0.6 2.1 1.5
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 12 12 29.0 2.4 6.9 9.3 4.3 0.1 2.9 3.7 0.8 2.4 1.8
Away 13 13 28.8 2.2 7.4 9.6 4.1 0.3 2.5 4.5 0.5 2.8 1.3
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Wins 16 16 28.6 2.1 7.4 9.5 3.8 0.2 2.7 3.8 0.7 2.6 1.9
Losses 9 9 29.4 2.7 6.6 9.4 4.7 0.3 2.6 4.5 0.6 2.6 0.9
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November 5 5 27.8 1.2 7.8 8.9 4.0 0.3 2.9 3.2 0.9 4.6 1.7
December 5 5 30.2 1.9 7.2 9.0 3.7 0.3 2.6 3.4 0.8 3.2 1.3
January 8 8 30.0 3.3 7.5 10.8 4.3 0.2 2.7 4.5 0.6 2.0 1.3
February 7 7 27.6 2.3 6.2 8.5 4.4 0.2 2.5 4.8 0.5 1.5 1.9