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slides: 5 Takeaways From Holy Cross’ 71-55 Loss to Brown

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

 

The Holy Cross Crusaders (1-1) fell 71-55 to the (1-1) Brown Bears on Monday night in Providence, Rhode Island. 

Holy Cross took a 39-36 lead early in the second half after trailing 35-32 at half time. 

However, the Brown Bears answered with a run of their own, a 9-0 run to take the lead back and would extend it to a nine point lead, 50-41, with 12:52 left in the game. 

Holy Cross would fight back again and get to within two points of Brown, 50-48, but the Bears would answer again, this time with an 8-2 run to go up 58-50. 

The Crusaders would get as close as five points with six minutes left but were unable to get any closer. 

Brown would continue to extend their lead and walk away with the win. 

The Leaders 

Cullen Hamilton led Holy Cross with 18 points in the game, while Robert Champion and Karl Charles each finished with 12.

Next Up 

Holy Cross returns to action on Thursday, November 19 when they host New Hampshire. The game is the Crusaders first home game of the year and tip off is set for 7 p.m. 

 

Related Slideshow: Five Takeaways From Holy Cross’ 71-55 Loss to Brown

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Cullen Hamilton

Cullen Hamilton led Holy Cross with 18 points on 6 of 11 shooting from the field, also pulling down three rebounds in 34 minutes of play. 

This is the second straight game in which Hamilton has reached double figures. 

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Matt Husek

Center Matt Husek had a tough night matched up against Brown's Cedric Kuakumensah, arguably the best defensive player in the Ivy League. 

Husek went 2 of 7 from the field for four points while also pulling down four rebounds. 

In the Crusaders first game of the season, Husek had a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds. 

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Bench Points

Robert Champion was the only productive player off of the Holy Cross bench against Brown. 

Champion has 12 points on 3 of 5 shooting from the field and 5 of 5 from the free throw line while also pulling down seven rebounds and recording four steals. 

Overall, the Crusaders bench was outscored 31-14 in the game. 

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Easy Baskets

This game was a battle of transition defenses as both did a good job of getting back and eliminating easy fast break points. 

Brown had seven fast break points while Holy Cross had six. 

The difference is that Brown shot 51 % from the field while Holy Cross shot 31 % from the field. 

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Offensive drought

The Crusaders got within two points of Brown at 50-48, but the Bears would go on an 8-2 run to help seal the game. 

Holy Cross did not hit a shot from the field in the final eight minutes of the game. 

Brown closed out the game on an 11-0 run to seal the win. 

 
 

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