Holy Cross Basketball Picked 4th in Patriot League Preseason Poll
Thursday, October 27, 2016
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The Crusaders enter the season as the defending Patriot League champions.
This season, they return four starters and 12 letter winners off of last year's team including senior forward Malachi Alexander and sophomore guard Karl Charles.
Holy Cross was picked fourth directly behind Bucknell and Boston University at two and three, while ahead of American and Colgate and five and six respectively.
Lehigh was picked to finish first in the conference, receiving 17 first place votes, and 161 total votes.
Army was picked to finish last.
The Crusaders open their season on Sunday, November 13 when they visit South Carolina at 6 p.m.
Holy Cross' first home game will be on Friday, November 25 when they host South Carolina State at 1 p.m.
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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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