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Holy Cross Basketball to Unveil 2016 Patriot League Championship Banner Sunday

Friday, December 09, 2016


Holy Cross to raise championship banner on Sunday

The Holy Cross Crusaders men’s basketball team will celebrate their 2016 Patriot League Championship by unveiling its 2016 NCAA Tournament banner prior to Sunday’s game against Quinnipiac at the Hart Center. 

“What we were able to accomplish last year meant a lot to the entire Holy Cross community. Our guys were able to step up their play and come through when it counted in the postseason. We look forward to celebrating last season’s accomplishments prior to our game against Quinnipiac on Sunday,” said Holy Cross head coach Bill Carmody. 

The game is set for 1 p.m. with the ceremony taking place prior to the game.  

The 2016 Title Run 

Last season, the Crusaders entered the Patriot League Tournament as a number nine seed before winning four straight road games to win their sixth Patriot League Championship. 

They became the lowest seeded team to ever win the title, as well as begin the first team to ever win four road games in the tournament. 

Following the conference tournament, the Crusaders advanced to the First Four of the NCAA Tournament where they beat Southern 59-55 for the school’s first NCAA Tournament win since 1953. 

Holy Cross would face top-seeded Oregon in the next round where their improbable run would come to an end. 



Related Slideshow: 5 Takeaways From Holy Cross’ Patriot League Championship Win

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According to the latest Bracketolog projections from CBS, Holy Cross will enter as a 16 seed and play in one of the First Four matchups against Fairleigh Dickenson. 

The official brackets will be relased this Sunday night, March 13, on CBS. 

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Eric Green

Eric Green had a big game for Holy Cross netting 13 points on 6 of 9 shooting from the field in 35 minutes of action. 

Green missed the first half of the season with a knee injury. 

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Coach Carmody's 1-3-1 zone continues to stymie offenses and it did so for the first half against Lehigh, only giving up 14 points in the half. 

Through the first half of this game and the second half of the game against Army, Holy Cross only gave up 26 points. 

Will be interesting to see how team X attacks it in the NCAA Tournament. 

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Malachi Alexander

Malachi Alexander led Holy Cross with on 7 of 10 shooting from the field including 6 of 7 from three-point land. Alexander made 4 straight free throws in the final minute to seal the Crusader win. 

Alexander also grabbed 9 rebounds in the game. 

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Patrio League Champs

The Holy Cross Crusaders have won the Patriot League Championship. The Crusaders defeated the Lehigh Mountain Hawks 59-56 on Wednesday night in Pennsylvania to punch their ticket to the NCAA Tournament. 

Holy Cross wraps up their 6th Patriot League Championship, first since 2007, and advances to the big dance for the 13th time in program history. 

Holy Cross won 4 straight road games in the tournament after not winning one conference road game all season. 

The Crusaders are the first 9 seed to play in and also win the conference championship game. 


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