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Mark Seliger Photography
Mark Seliger Photography
Patrick Benzan

Crusaders Return Home To Face Marist

Holy Cross Athletics   12-22-2016
Holy Cross (5-7) vs. Marist (4-8)
Date / Time: December 23, 2016 / 12:05 p.m.
Location: Worcester, Mass.
Arena: Hart Center at the
Luth Athletic Complex (3,536)
Tickets: Click Here
Series: Holy Cross leads, 4-2
Last Meeting: HC 67, M 64 (11/13/2015)
Television: None
Radio: WEEI 1440 AM, Worcester
Dick Lutsk, play-by-play
Live Video: Crusader Vision
Brendan Glasheen, play-by-play
Andrew Kannell, color
Live Stats: NeuLion Live Stats
Live Tweets: @HCrossMBB
Notes: Holy Cross | Marist
HC Links: Tickets | Shop
Social Media: Facebook | Twitter

The Holy Cross men’s basketball team returns home on Friday, Dec. 23, when it plays host to Marist at 12:05 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.

Holy Cross currently stands 5-7 overall this season. The Crusaders have won two of their last three games, and are coming off a 72-67 victory at Sacred Heart on Wednesday night. Holy Cross leads the Patriot League in scoring defense (64.8 points per game), steals (8.6 steals per game) assist-to-turnover ratio (1.27-to-1) and turnover margin (+4.3 turnovers per game).

Senior forward Malachi Alexander leads the team by averaging 14.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game, while hitting 42.6 percent of his three-point field goal attempts. Senior guard Robert Champion has also been playing well, averaging 12.9 points, 3.5 boards and 1.6 steals per contest. In addition, sophomore forward Karl Charles has added 9.3 points, 3.9 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game.

Marist enters the game with an overall record of 4-8 on the year, including a 1-1 mark in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. The Red Foxes have lost four straight games and were defeated by Delaware 59-56 on Tuesday.

Senior guard Khallid Hart leads the team by averaging 17.2 points, 2.9 assists and 1.2 steals per game, while hitting 75.4 percent of his free throws. Sophomore forward Ryan Funk has added 13.5 points and 3.1 boards per contest, and sophomore guard Brian Parker is chipping in with 13.1 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game.

Following the contest with Marist, Holy Cross will take a week off for Christmas before returning to action with its Patriot League opener at Boston University on Friday, Dec. 30, at 7:00 p.m.

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 or over the phone by calling 1-844-GOCROSS.

To stay updated on the Holy Cross men’s basketball team, follow the Crusaders on Twitter @HCrossMBB and on Facebook at HolyCrossBasketballYou can also subscribe for email alerts for all news and information on the team by clicking here.


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