Men's Basketball Set To Battle Lehigh On The CBS Sports Network
The Holy Cross men’s basketball team plays its second straight home game when it faces Lehigh at 7:05 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 29. The contest between the Crusaders and the Mountain Hawks will be shown live to a national audience on the CBS Sports Network, and will also air on WEEI 1440 AM in Worcester.
Holy Cross owns an overall record of 7-14 on the season with a 4-6 mark in the Patriot League. The Crusaders have won three of their last four games, and are coming off an 86-74 victory over Lafayette on Saturday. Holy Cross currently leads the Patriot League with a +1.3 turnover margin, while standing second in scoring defense (69.4 points per game) and assist-to-turnover ratio (1.1-to-1).
Junior forward Jehyve Floyd has led the team by averaging 11.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game, while ranking ninth in the nation with a .667 field goal percentage. Junior forward Karl Charles has also been playing well, with averages of 9.8 points, 3.1 assists, 2.8 rebounds and 1.5 steals per contest. Freshman guard Caleb Green has added 9.0 points, 3.0 assists and 2.4 boards per game, while freshman guard Austin Butler is chipping in with 8.9 points and 3.0 rebounds per contest.
Lehigh enters the game at 8-13 overall and 3-7 in the Patriot League. The Mountain Hawks have dropped four straight games, including a 77-75 setback against Navy on Saturday.
Junior guard Lance Tejada has led the team by averaging 15.7 points and 2.6 rebounds per game, while hitting 48.9 percent of his three-point field goal attempts. Sophomore forward Pat Andree (11.9 points per game), senior guard Kahron Ross (11.7 points per game) and junior guard Kyle Leufroy (10.5 points per game) are also scoring in double figures for the Mountain Hawks.
After the contest with Lehigh, Holy Cross will travel to Loyola (Md.) for a 4:00 p.m. game on Saturday, Feb. 3.
Tickets to see the Crusaders in action 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.