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Holy Cross Falls to Providence 70-61

Wednesday, November 14, 2018


Holy Cross falls to Providence

The Holy Cross Crusaders fell 70-61 to the Providence College Friars on Tuesday night in Providence, Rhode Island.

The loss drops Holy Cross to 1-2 overall, while Providence improves to 2-1.

Crusaders Can’t Hold on

Holy Cross led by as much as nine points, 46-37, in the second half, before the Friars went on an 11-2 run to tie the game at 48 on a David Duke three with 12:51 left in the game.

Providence would extend the run to 20-2 following a Maliek White layup with 9:16 to play in the game, giving the Friars a 57-48 lead.

The Crusaders would cut the Friars lead to as much as two, 59-57, on back-to-back-to-back threes by Caleb Green, Jacob Grandison and then green again with 6:16 to play in the game.

However, Providence would go on a 7-0 run to take a 66-57 lead with 1:56 to play to go. 

Providence would hold on to win 70-61. 

Holy Cross shot just 27% from the field and 36% from three in the second half.

Crusaders Grab 1st Half Lead

With the game tied at 20 with 8:34 to play in the first half, Holy Cross went on a 10-2 run to take a 30-22 lead on a Caleb Green jump shot with 3:14 left to play. 

Providence would cut the Crusaders lead to three, 30-27, on a layup by A.J. Reeves to make the score 30-27 with 2:12 left. 

However, the Crusaders would close the half strong with a three-point play by Grandison to make the score 33-27 before holding on to take a 37-33 lead into the break. 

Next Up

Holy Cross returns to action on Friday, November 16 when they host Stony Brook. 

Game time is set for 6 p.m. 


Related Slideshow: 10 Biggest Games in Holy Cross Basketball History

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March 1, 1975

Holy Cross vs Army - The final game at the Worcester Auditorium

Holy Cross beat Army 89-73 in the final game at the Worcester Auditorium. 

The Crusaders were coached by George Blaney and went 229-64 in the building all-time. 

PHOTO: Tunnelbug/flickr

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Feb, 14, 2001 

Holy Cross vs Navy 

Holy Cross clinches the programs first ever Patriot League Regular season title beating Navy 77-67 on the road. 

Josh Sankes led Holy Cross that season. 

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March 9, 2001

Holy Cross vs. Navy - Patriot League Championship

Holy Cross beats Navy 68-64 in overtime to win the Patriot League Championship. 

Ralph Willard was the head coach.

PHOTO: College Hoop Hits

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March 9, 2007

Bucknell vs Holy Cross - Patriot League Championship 

The Crusaders hosted the Patriot League Championship game at the Hart Center and defeated Bucknell 74-66.

Keith Simmons led Holy Cross in the game.

PHOTO: Wikipedia 

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March 10, 1993 

Holy Cross vs Bucknell - Patriot League Championship 

The Crusaders won their first Patriot league title beating Bucknell 98-73.

Rob Feaster was named tournament MVP after pouring in 66 points and recording 9 steals in three games. 

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March 5, 1977 

Holy Cross vs. #8 Providence in ECAC Championship 

Holy Cross defeated Providence 68-67 on a buzzer beater by Chris Potter to win ECAC Championship and advance to NCAA Tournament for first time in 21 years. 

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Feb 17, 1990

Holy Cross vs. Army MAAC North Championship game

Holy Cross rolled Army 86-68 and clinched the MAAC North title.

The title was the program's first conference championship. 

Dwight Pernell led Holy Cross with 22 points in the game. 

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March 13,1977

 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. 

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March 13,1954  

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.

PHOTO: Goholycross.com

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March 20, 1948

Holy Cross vs Kentucky in National Semifinal 

Led by Bob Cousy, the Crusaders had won 20 straight games coming into the national semifinal against Kentucky. 

Holy Cross lost to kentucky 60-52 


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