Holy Cross To Face Harvard In Home Opener
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 the Patriot League Network, and will also air live on WEEI 1440 AM in Worcester.
In its season opener last Friday night, Holy Cross posted a 69-64 victory at Sacred Heart. Junior forward Karl Charles led the team with 23 points, four rebounds and three assists, while hitting eight of 12 field goal attempts. Junior guard Patrick Benzan posted 14 points, three rebounds and two assists, with freshman guard Caleb Green adding 12 points, three rebounds and two assists.
The Crusaders are now in their third year under head coach Bill Carmody, and are coming off a 2016-2017 season in which they went 15-17 overall and placed fifth in the Patriot League with a 9-9 mark in conference games.
Harvard stands 2-0 so far this season, after defeating MIT (73-64) and Massachusetts (70-67 in overtime) in its first two games. Sophomore guard Bryce Aiken has led the Crimson by averaging 21.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists per contest, while hitting 58.3 percent of his three-point field goal attempts. Sophomore forward Chris Lewis has added 14.0 points and 7.0 boards per game, and sophomore forward Seth Towns is chipping in with 12.5 points and 5.0 rebounds per contest.
The Crimson are coming off a 2016-2017 season in which they went 18-10 overall and finished second in the Ivy League with an 10-4 mark in conference games.
After the contest with Harvard, Holy Cross will travel to Rhode Island for a 1:00 p.m. game on Sunday, Nov. 19.
Season and single-game tickets to see the Crusaders are on sale now. Make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to see the best collegiate basketball in Central Massachusetts! Tickets for Holy Cross basketball can be purchased online at GoHolyCross.com/tickets or over the phone by calling 1-844-GOCROSS.