Crusaders To Face Quinnipiac, Unveil 2016 Banner
The Holy Cross men’s basketball team returns home this Sunday, when it plays host to Quinnipiac at 1:05 p.m. The game can be seen online through Crusader Vision and the Patriot League Network, and will also air live on WEEI 1440 AM in Worcester. Prior to tip-off, Holy Cross will unveil its 2016 NCAA Tournament banner and honor last year’s team, which captured the Patriot League Tournament championship and posted the program’s first NCAA Tournament victory since 1953.
Holy Cross currently stands 3-6 overall this season. The Crusaders have lost three of their last four games, and are coming off a 55-53 setback at Maine on Wednesday night. Holy Cross leads the Patriot League in both assist-to-turnover ratio (1.31-to-1) and turnover margin (+4.6 turnovers per game).
Senior forward Malachi Alexander leads the team by averaging 12.6 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game, while hitting 38.6 percent of his three-point field goal attempts. Senior guard Robert Champion has also been playing well, averaging 12.4 points, 3.6 boards and 1.2 steals per contest. In addition, sophomore forward Karl Charles has added 8.9 points, 3.8 assists and 3.6 rebounds per game.
Quinnipiac enters the game with an overall record of 3-5 and a 1-1 mark in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. The Bobcats have won two straight and three of their last four games, and are coming off a 99-79 victory over Hartford on Wednesday night.
Freshman guard Peter Kiss leads the team by averaging 12.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game. Freshman guard Mikey Dixon has added 12.4 points and 2.4 assists per contest, while junior forward Chaise Daniels is chipping in with 12.4 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.
Following the contest with Quinnipiac, Holy Cross will take a week off for finals before returning to the court at Rhode Island on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 12:30 p.m.
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