Holy Cross Falls 79-74 to Colgate in Patriot League Opener
Saturday, December 30, 2017
BUTLERRRRR!!!! pic.twitter.com/Yiq6zzG2L3— Holy Cross MBB (@HCrossMBB) December 30, 2017
In the win, Colgate shot 51% from the field and 48 percent from three.
The Crusaders shot 49% from the field, but only 38% from three.
The Crusaders fall to 3-9 on the season and 0-1 in the Patriot League.
Holy Cross Can’t Hold on
With the game tied at 48 with 13:24 to play, the Crusaders went on a 5-1 run to take a 53-49 lead, their largest of the game.
However, Colgate would respond with a 7-0 run to take a 56-53 lead.
They would push their lead to 10, 73-63, with 2:21 to play in the game.
The Crusaders would get as close as three points, 77-74, with 21 seconds to play following back-to-back threes by Jehyve Floyd.
Floyd tied his career-high with 15 points in the game
However, Colgate would hang on for the win.
Holy Cross returns to action on Tuesday, January 2 when they visit Lafayette.
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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