Basketball Teams Set To Play Exhibition Games This Week

Tayana Carper

WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross men's and women's basketball teams will both open up the 2009-2010 season this week with exhibition games. The men will face Assumption on Monday, Nov. 1, at the Hart Center at 7:00 p.m. The women will then take on Assumption on Tuesday, Nov. 2, at the Hart Center at 7:00 p.m. There is no admission charge for either contest.

The men are coming off a 2008-2009 season in which they posted an overall record of 18-14 and placed second in the Patriot League with an 11-3 mark in conference games. Holy Cross is entering is first season under head coach Sean Kearney, and will open the regular season on Friday, Nov. 13, when it plays host to Harvard at 7:00 p.m.

The women posted an overall record of 13-17 last season, with an 8-6 mark in Patriot League games to tie for third in the conference. The Crusaders, now in their 25th season under head coach Bill Gibbons, begin the regular season at Yale on Friday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m.