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Holy Cross Basketball Releases 2016-17 Season Schedule

Friday, July 22, 2016


Malachi Alexander

The Holy Cross men's basketball program announced their 2016-17 season schedule  on Thursday. The Crusaders will play 12 games against teams who made last year's postseason, and 17 against schools who had winning records. 

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 Schedule 

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. 

Tough Stretch 

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. 

Conference Play 

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. 

Defending Champions 

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. 


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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