Holy Cross Falls to Rhode Island 79-63 at DCU Center
Sunday, December 09, 2018
Holy Cross falls to 6-4 on the season, while URI improves to 4-3 overall.
The loss also drops the Crusaders to 7-16 all-time at the DCU Center.
Holy Cross Falls to URI
After leading 38-29 at the half, URI opened the second half on a 9-0 run to take a 47-29 lead with 16 minutes to play.
However, Holy Cross would rally.
The Crusaders would go on a 17-4 run to cut URI’s lead to 51-46 with ten minutes to play.
Holy Cross would cut Rhode Island’s lead to just two, 59-57, with six minutes to play before the Rams would push their lead back up to six, 65-59 with 3:39 to go.
URI would close the game on a 14-4 run to get the 79-63 win.
The Crusaders were led by sophomore guard Caleb Green, who poured in 16 points, dished out eight assists and had three steals.
The Crusaders will now break for final exams, before returning to action with a home game against Canisius on Thursday, December 20.
Game time is set for 2 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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