Holy Cross Basketball Picked to Finish 5th in Patriot League Preseason Poll
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Holy Cross received 109 total points in the conference preseason poll to finish directly behind Boston University and just in front of Army. Lehigh was picked to finish first.
Holy Cross Last Season
The Crusaders finished 12-19 overall last season and 8-10 in the Patriot League.
In the Patriot League Tournament, Holy Cross defeated Navy in the first round before falling to Colgate in the second round.
Floyd Named to All-Patriot League Team
Holy Cross senior forward Jehyve Floyd was selected to the preseason All-Patriot League Team.
Last season, Floyd was named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year, and selected to the All-Patriot League third team, the Patriot League All-Defensive team and the Patriot League All-Tournament team.
He averaged 12.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.2 blocked shots per game in 2017-2018, while connecting on 66.8 percent of his field goal attempts (165 of 247).
Over the course of his career with the Crusaders, Floyd has now totaled 531 points, 269 rebounds and 113 blocked shots with a .645 field goal percentage (233 of 361).
The Crusaders are set to begin their season on Tuesday, November 6 when they host Sacred Heart.
Game time is set for 7 p.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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