Holy Cross head men's basketball coach Bill Carmody announced today that Jacob Grandison has signed a national letter of intent to attend Holy Cross and play for the Crusaders. Grandison will be one of six players joining the Holy Cross program in the fall of 2017.
The little Catholic school in Worcester with no home gym, no basketball history, a part-time coach and a barn disguised as a practice court came out of nowhere to win it all 70 years ago. You could say Holy Cross was the original bracket buster.
Holy Cross has been ranked as one of the top 100 men’s basketball programs of all-time by the Associated Press. The Crusaders check in at No. 81 on the list of the best programs of all-time, and are one of only five schools from New England to be ranked.
The event was a part of the Be Well Series.
Until 1999, only one New England basketball team had ever won the NCAA men’s tournament. And despite not even having a home court located on campus, they triumphed in the tournament whose modern day incarnation has come to rule the college basketball world.
The Holy Cross men’s basketball team has announced its youth boys’ basketball camp dates for the summer of 2017. There will be two camp sessions this year, with the first running from June 19-22, and the second taking place from June 26-29.
The Holy Cross men’s basketball team will embark on an international journey next season! The Crusaders are scheduled to take part in the first-ever Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic, which will take place in Belfast, Northern Ireland, from Dec. 1-2, 2017. Holy Cross is one of four teams which will play in the event, along with La Salle, Manhattan and Towson.
Navy’s George Kiernan hit a three-pointer with 29.2 seconds remaining to break a 42-42 tie and left the Midshipmen to a 49-42 victory over the Holy Cross men’s basketball team in the quarterfinals of the Patriot League Tournament at Alumni Hall.
The Holy Cross men's basketball team will begin Patriot League Tournament action when it plays at Navy in the quarterfinals on Thursday, March 2, at 7:00 p.m. The game between the Crusaders and the Midshipmen can be seen live on the internet through the Patriot League Network. In addition, the game can be heard live on WEEI 1440 AM in Worcester.
Holy Cross senior forward Malachi Alexander has been selected to the 2016-2017 All-Patriot League third team in men's basketball, as voted by the conference's head coaches. He was also one of five players chosen to the Patriot League All-Defensive team.
Senior guard Robert Champion scored a game-high 27 points, but it was not enough as the Holy Cross men's basketball team was defeated by Boston University 71-68 in overtime at the Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex.
The Holy Cross men's basketball team plays its final game of the regular season when it faces Boston University on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 2:05 p.m. The game between the Crusaders and the Terriers can be seen live on the internet through Crusader Vision the Patriot League Network.