Holy Cross Basketball Announces 2017-18 Non-Conference Schedule
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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