The Holy Cross men's basketball team hits the road this weekend for a 1:00 p.m. game at Rhode Island on Sunday, Nov. 19. The contest between the Crusaders and the Rams will be shown by Cox Communications, and will also air live on WEEI 1440 AM in Worcester.
Junior guard Patrick Benzan scored a career-high 18 points to lead the Holy Cross men's basketball team to a 73-69 victory over Harvard at the Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex. The Crusaders improve to 2-0 on the season with the win, while the Crimson fall to 2-1 overall.
The Holy Cross men's basketball team will play its first home game of the season when it faces Harvard at the Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 7:05 p.m. The contest between the Crusaders and the Crimson will be shown by Stadium Plus and the Patriot League Network, and will also air live on WEEI 1440 AM in Worcester.
Former Holy Cross star Malcolm Miller is still chasing his dream of playing in the NBA, but he'll have to wait until he recovers from ankle surgery. The 6-foot-7 swingman signed a two-way contract with the Toronto Raptors, but hurt his right ankle on the first day of practice for their summer league team in Las Vegas. On July 17, he underwent arthroscopic surgery.
Holy Cross freshman guard Caleb Green has been named the Patriot League The Rock Rookie of the Week, for competition from Nov. 6-12. Green helped lead the Crusader men's basketball team to a victory at Sacred Heart in its season opener.
Junior forward Karl Charles scored 23 points to lead the Holy Cross men's basketball team to a 69-64 victory over Sacred Heart at the William H. Pitt Center. The Crusaders open the year at 1-0 with the win, while the Pioneers start the season 0-1.
Holy Cross' athletic teams continue to rank among the best in the nation in graduation rates, according to the latest Graduation Success Rate Report which has been released by the NCAA. The Crusaders' overall Graduation Success Rate of 97 percent for all student-athletes tied for the 14th-best mark in the country out of 351 Division I schools. This marks the 11th straight year in which Holy Cross has posted a Graduation Success Rate of at least 97 percent.
The Holy Cross men's basketball team will begin the 2017-2018 campaign when it travels to Sacred Heart for a 6:00 p.m. game on Friday, Nov. 10. The contest can be seen online through NEC Front Row, and will also air live on WEEI 1440 AM in Worcester.
Heading into the 2017-2018 campaign, the Holy Cross men's basketball team looks to build a squad which can be a contender in the Patriot League. Even with a young group and the return of only one starter, the Crusaders bring back a number of players who were key parts of the 2016 Patriot League Tournament championship team. With the addition of six talented freshmen, the Crusaders have the ingredients necessary to be a major factor in the conference race.
Karl Charles started every game his freshman season at Holy Cross, was a 2015-16 Patriot League All-Rookie selection, and helped the Crusaders make the NCAA Tournament. "He had a heck of a freshman year," HC coach Bill Carmody said. "Last year you hoped it would go a little further."
Junior guard Patrick Benzan totaled 13 points, three rebounds, three steals and two assists, as the Holy Cross men's basketball team defeated Assumption 74-52 in an exhibition game at the Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex.
Basketball season is approaching fast, and the Holy Cross men's and women's teams have been hard at work preparing for the 2017-2018 campaign. The Crusaders will be looking to contend for the Patriot League titles, with both the men and the women ready to face exciting home schedules!