Holy Cross Edges Harvard 73-69
Friday, November 17, 2017
AND 1 �� MATT FAW | HC takes the lead back to 7, 4:27 left pic.twitter.com/GnqMYsl3PY— Holy Cross MBB (@HCrossMBB) November 17, 2017
Holy Cross has now won its last four games against Harvard, its longest streak in the series since winning five straight from 2000-2004.
The Crusaders improve to 2-0 on the season while Harvard drops to 2-1 overall.
Holy Cross Hangs on
The Crusaders had as much as a 13 point lead, 46-33, in the second half and led by 10, 55-45, with 12 minutes to play before Harvard made a run.
The Crimson would score six straight points to cut the Crusaders lead to four.
Harvard would get within two points, 68-66, with 22.5 seconds left before Patrick Benzan made five of six free throws to seal the win.
Benson led the Crusaders with a career-high 18 points.
The Crusaders return to action on Sunday, November 19 when they visit Rhode Island.
Game time is set for 1 p.m.
Holy Cross upsets Ivy League favorite Harvard by four. Great win for Bill Carmody & Co. Crimson next travel to Manhattan on Saturday.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) November 17, 2017
Two significant upsets in college hoops tonight. Virginia Tech loses to undermanned Saint Louis, and Harvard goes down at Holy Cross.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) November 17, 2017
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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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