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!
The Holy Cross men's basketball team has been picked to finish in eighth place in the 2017-2018 Patriot League preseason poll of head coaches and sports information directors. The Crusaders received 48 total points in the conference preseason poll.
The CBS Sports Network has announced that it will televise all four games of the inaugural Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic. The two-day, four-team event will take place at the SSE Arena 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.
Holy Cross director of athletics Nathan Pine and head men's basketball coach Bill Carmody have announced the Crusaders' schedule for the 2017-2018 season. Holy Cross will play seven games against teams which advanced to postseason play last year, and as many as 12 contests against schools which posted winning records in 2016-2017. The slate also features a total of 14 home games at the Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex.
The Holy Cross men's basketball team will have two games shown live on the CBS Sports Network during the 2017-2018 season, as part of the Patriot League's television package. Two other Holy Cross contests could also be shown, as the televised contests for the final two weekends of the regular season will be selected no later than 10 days before the game date.