Holy Cross Falls to Providence 70-61
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
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.
Holy Cross returns to action on Friday, November 16 when they host Stony Brook.
Game time is set for 6 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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