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video: Robert Champion’s Game Tying 3 vs. Bucknell With Under 1 Second to Play

Friday, March 04, 2016

 

Holy Cross trailed 65-62 with 9 seconds left in the first overtime period.

On their final possession, Anthony Thompson missed a three-pointer but Robert Champion grabbed the offensive board and hit a desperation three with less than a second on the clock to get Holy Cross into double overtime, tied at 65. 

Holy Cross plays in the Patriot League semi final on Sunday against Army.

Game time is set for noon.

 

Related Slideshow: 5 Takeaways From Holy Cross’ Upset of Bucknell

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Free Throws

Neither Holy Cross or Bucknell were great from the free throw line in this one. 

The Crusaders went 16 of 24 while Bucknell went 18 of 26. 

The missed points cost Bucknell and nearly cost Holy Cross at the end of regulation and in the first over time. 

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Matt Husek

Matt Husek gave a big contribution for Holy Cross, netting 12 points on 4 of 8 shooting from the field in 28 minutes off the bench. 

Husek was second on the team in scoring and also grabbed 5 rebounds in the game. 

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Karl Charles

Karl Charles finished with 10 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds in the game. 

In the second over time period, it was Charles who propelled the Crusaders to the win taking a 70-69 Holy Cross lead and turning it into a 75-69 lead after a lay up and a three on back to back possessions. 

Charles was named to the Patriot League All-Rookie team at the end of the season and over the last couple of games he has shown why. 

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Malachi Alexander

Alexander led Holy Cross with 20 points on 6 of 15 shooting from the field and 6 of 8 from the free throw line. 

Alexander hit two clutch free throws with time winding down in the second over time period to give Holy Cross their final margin of 77-72 after Bucknell cut it to three, 75-72. 

Alexander also grabbed 8 rebounds in the game. 

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The Shot

Holy Cross trailed 65-62 with 9 seconds left in the first overtime period.

On their final possession, Anthony Thompson missed a three-pointer but Robert Champion grabbed the offensive board and hit a desperation three with less than a second on the clock to get Holy Cross into double overtime, tied at 65. 

Champion finished the game with 10 points on 3 of 13 shooting in 34 minutes of action off the bench for Holy Cross. 

He now holds one of the greatest shots in Holy Cross history. 

 
 

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