Holy Cross Edges UMass 82-78
Wednesday, December 05, 2018
The Crusaders improve to 6-3 on the season with the win, while the Minutemen fall to 5-4 overall.
Holy Cross Beats UMass
After trailing 41-39 at the half, Holy Cross saw the Minutemen open the second half on a 7-0 run to take a 48-39 lead with 17:35 to left in the game.
The Crusaders would then responded with a 10-1 run to tie the game up at 39.
The score would remain close for several minutes.
With seven minutes left, the game was tied at 62 before the Crusaders went on a 9-0 run to take the lead for good.
The Crusaders went on to hit nine of 12 free throws in the final three minutes to pull out the victory.
Holy Cross was led by Jacob Grandison, who poured in 20 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Caleb Green added 17 points and six assists.
Holy Cross returns to action on Saturday, December 8 when they face Rhode Island at the DCU Center.
Game time is set for 1 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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