Holy Cross Basketball Releases 2016-17 Season Schedule
Friday, July 22, 2016
The Crusaders will play a total of 13 regular season home games, and one game at the DCU Center.
“We have put together a very exciting schedule for the upcoming season. Our non-conference slate includes a number of tough opponents, and that should prepare us for the challenges of Patriot League play. The race in the Patriot League looks to be very competitive, as we get ready to contend for another conference championship,” said Carmody.
The Crusaders open the season at South Carolina on November 13 in the first game of the Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational before playing Syracuse on the 15.
Holy Cross then plays UMass at the DCU Center on November 20 and Harvard on the 22 in Cambridge.
The Crusaders finally play their first home game on Friday, November 25 against South Carolina State as part of the Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational. The Crusaders conclude the Invitational on the 27 against Monmouth.
The Crusaders will hit one of their toughest stretches of the season starting on November 30 when they will play 5 of their next 6 games on the road.
Holy Cross vists Albany on the 30, New Hampshire on December 3, Maine on December 7, a home game against Quinnipiac on December 11 and then back out on the road against Rhode Island at December 18 and Sacred Heart on December 21.
Holy Cross concludes non-conference play on December 23 when they host Marist.
Holy Cross will open conference play on Friday, December 30 when they visit Boston University. The Crusaders will play their conference home opener on January 2 against Navy.
The Crusaders will play a Patriot League Championship rematch against Lehigh on Saturday, January 14 on the road and another game against Lehigh on February 11.
The Crusaders will conclude their regular season on Saturday, February 25 when they host Boston University.
The Patriot League tournament is slated to start on February 28.
The Crusaders enter the 2016017 season as the defending Patriot League champions.
This season, they return four starters and 12 letter winners off of last year's team.
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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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