Holy Cross Basketball Cruises Past Stony Brook 84-70 at Mohegan Sun
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Holy Cross improves to 2-2 on the season, while Stony Brook falls to 2-1 overall.
Holy Cross Pulls Away
The Crusaders led by two, 35-33, with three minutes left in the first half before a three by Austin Butler sparked an 8-3 Crusader run to make the score 43-36 at the break.
In the second half, Holy Cross opened on a 16-3 run over the first 7:36 to take a 59-39 lead.
Stony Brook would not get closer than 12 points the rest of the way.
The Crusaders benefited from some hot shooting in the game.
Holy Cross shot 50% from the field and 38% from three, while Stony Brook shot just 39% from the field.
Butler and Jacob Grandison led Holy Cross with 21 points each.
Holy Cross returns to action on Sunday, November 18 when they play the winner of Norfolk State and Siena in the championship game the Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament at 11 a.m.
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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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