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Holy Cross Basketball Announces 2017-18 Non-Conference Schedule

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

 

Karl Charles leads Holy Cross into 2017-18

The Holy Cross Crusaders men’s basketball team has announced their 2017-18 non-conference schedule.

The schedule includes three games against non-league opponents that played in the postseason last year, and as many as six teams who posted winning records in 2016-2017.

“It is important for us to prepare our team for Patriot League play with a tough non-conference schedule. The challenges and opportunities of this non-league schedule should set up our team for conference play and help us play our best basketball late in the year,” said Holy Cross head coach Bill Carmody.

Home Games

The Crusaders will play five non-conference home games starting with an exhibition game against Assumption on November 1.

Holy Cross will play their regular season home opener on November 16 against Harvard before closing out the month of November with a game against Albany on November 25.

The Crusaders final two non-conference home games come on Saturday, December 9 against New Hampshire and Tuesday, December 19 against Iona.

Away Games

The Crusaders open their road schedule on Friday, November 10 against Sacred Heart.

Holy Cross will then visit the University of Rhode Island on Sunday, November 19. The Rams won the A-10 Championship last season and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament

The Crusaders will then visit Fairleigh Dickinson on November 22.

Holy Cross’ final two non-conference road games come on Wednesday, December 6 against Massachusetts and Friday, December 22 against Siena.

Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic

The Crusaders will travel to Belfast, Northern Ireland for two games as part of the Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic.

On December 1, the Crusaders will face Manhattan. Holy Cross will then either play La Salle or Towson on December 2.

 

Related Slideshow: 10 Biggest Games in Holy Cross Basketball History

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March 1, 1975

Holy Cross vs Army - The final game at the Worcester Auditorium

Holy Cross beat Army 89-73 in the final game at the Worcester Auditorium. 

The Crusaders were coached by George Blaney and went 229-64 in the building all-time. 

PHOTO: Tunnelbug/flickr

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9.

Feb, 14, 2001 

Holy Cross vs Navy 

Holy Cross clinches the programs first ever Patriot League Regular season title beating Navy 77-67 on the road. 

Josh Sankes led Holy Cross that season. 

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8.

March 9, 2001

Holy Cross vs. Navy - Patriot League Championship

Holy Cross beats Navy 68-64 in overtime to win the Patriot League Championship. 

Ralph Willard was the head coach.

PHOTO: College Hoop Hits

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7.

March 9, 2007

Bucknell vs Holy Cross - Patriot League Championship 

The Crusaders hosted the Patriot League Championship game at the Hart Center and defeated Bucknell 74-66.

Keith Simmons led Holy Cross in the game.

PHOTO: Wikipedia 

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6.

March 10, 1993 

Holy Cross vs Bucknell - Patriot League Championship 

The Crusaders won their first Patriot league title beating Bucknell 98-73.

Rob Feaster was named tournament MVP after pouring in 66 points and recording 9 steals in three games. 

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5.

March 5, 1977 

Holy Cross vs. #8 Providence in ECAC Championship 

Holy Cross defeated Providence 68-67 on a buzzer beater by Chris Potter to win ECAC Championship and advance to NCAA Tournament for first time in 21 years. 

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4.

Feb 17, 1990

Holy Cross vs. Army MAAC North Championship game

Holy Cross rolled Army 86-68 and clinched the MAAC North title.

The title was the program's first conference championship. 

Dwight Pernell led Holy Cross with 22 points in the game. 

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3.

March 13,1977

 Holy Cross vs Michigan in NCAA Tournament

The game marked Holy Cross' first NCAA Tournament appearance in 21 seasons. 

After leading 72-70 with less than 5 minutes to play, the Crusaders fell 92-81. 

Holy Cross was led that season by Ronnie Perry, however, he was injured for this game. 

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2.

March 13,1954  

Holy Cross vs Duquesne - NIT Championship game

Holy Cross won the NIT Championship game 71-62 over Duquesne. 

The Crusaders were led by Togo Palazzi who was named MVP of the tournament.

Palazzi went as the number one pick in the NBA Draft to the Boston Celtics a couple of months later.

PHOTO: Goholycross.com

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March 20, 1948

Holy Cross vs Kentucky in National Semifinal 

Led by Bob Cousy, the Crusaders had won 20 straight games coming into the national semifinal against Kentucky. 

Holy Cross lost to kentucky 60-52 

 
 

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