Holy Cross Falls to #19 Michigan 56-37 in Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament
Sunday, November 11, 2018
The loss drops Holy Cross to 1-1 on the season, while Michigan improves to 2-0.
Holy Cross Falls to Michigan
The Wolverines held an early 9-5 lead with 14:41 left in the first half, when the Crusaders went on a 13-0 run to claim a nine-point advantage 18-9.
After Michigan scored the next seven points, Holy Cross closed out the half with a 6-2 run to claim a 24-18 lead heading into the break.
In the second half, Michigan knocked down their first seven shots to open the half on a 24-6 run.
From that point, Holy Cross would get no closer than ten points as the Wolverines would pull away and win by 19.
Holy Cross shot just 39% from the field and 29% from three in the game, while committing 16 turnovers.
The Crusaders were led by Connor Niego, who poured in a career-high 13 points.
Holy Cross returns to action on Tuesday, Nov. 13, when it travels to Providence.
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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