Holy Cross Rallies in Final Minutes to Edge Canisius 65-63
Friday, December 21, 2018
The win improves Holy Cross to 7-4 on the season, while the Golden Griffins fall to 3-7 overall.
Holy Cross Rallies
Canisius held a 63-53 lead with just 5:13 left to play in the game, when guard Caleb Green hit a three-pointer to start the Holy Cross rally.
Senior Jehyve Floyd then scored on two put-backs to cut the Crusaders deficit to 63-60, before a pair of free throws with 3:17 left made it a one-point game.
Neither team was able to score for nearly three minutes, until Floyd converted a layup with 22.6 seconds left put Holy Cross in front 64-63.
In the final seconds, Senior Patrick Benzan knocked down one-of-two free throws to make the score 65-63, before Floyd blocked a layup attempt by Canisius’ Malik Johnson as time expired to seal the win.
Floyd led Holy Cross with 15 points, seven rebounds, five blocks three assists and two steals.
Jacob Grandison also finished with 15 points, seven rebounds, and six assists.
Holy Cross returns to action on Saturday, December 22 when they host Siena.
Game time is set for 12 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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