Holy Cross Given 16 Seed in NCAA Tournament
Monday, March 14, 2016
Holy Cross is coming off their 6th Patriot League Championship after beating Lehigh 59-56 last week and will make their 13 NCAA Tournament appearance in program history.
The Crusaders finished the season with a record of 14-19 overall and 5-13 in the conference play before getting to the tournament.
Once the Patriot League tournament began, the Crusaders won four straight road games en route to the Championship. Holy Cross had not won a road game in the conference play season prior to the tournament.
The Crusaders became the first 9 seed to play in and also win the conference championship game.
The Number 1 Seeds
The number one seeds in the NCAA tournament are Oregon, Kansas, North Carolina and Virginia, with Kansas claiming the number one overall seed.
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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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