Cousy Set to Return to Holy Cross to Host Discussion on New Book
Thursday, October 25, 2018
GoLocalWorcester Sports Team
Cousy will be joined by author Gary Pomerantz.
The discussion will take place on Friday, October 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Seelos Theater on Holy Cross’ campus.
In this hour-long discussion the pair will look back on the career of the basketball legend, including his time at Holy Cross, his unparalleled championship run with the Celtics, and his relationship with fellow basketball icon Bill Russell during a time of racial divide and social change in the country.
Making his high school varsity squad as a junior, he went on to earn a scholarship to Holy Cross, where he led the Crusaders to berths in the 1948 NCAA Tournament and 1950 NCAA Tournament. He was named an NCAA All-American for 3 seasons.
Cousy was initially drafted by the Tri-Cities Blackhawks as the third overall pick in the first round of the 1950 NBA draft, but after he refused to report, he was picked up by Boston.
In the NBA, Cousy led the league 8 straight years in assists, playing on six NBA championship teams, and being voted into 13 NBA All-Star Games in his 13 full NBA seasons. He was also named to 12 All-NBA First and Second Teams and won the 1957 NBA Most Valuable Player Award.
March 1, 1975
Holy Cross vs Army - The final game at the Worcester Auditorium
Holy Cross beat Army 89-73 in the final game at the Worcester Auditorium.
The Crusaders were coached by George Blaney and went 229-64 in the building all-time.
Feb, 14, 2001
Holy Cross vs Navy
Holy Cross clinches the programs first ever Patriot League Regular season title beating Navy 77-67 on the road.
Josh Sankes led Holy Cross that season.
March 9, 2001
Holy Cross vs. Navy - Patriot League Championship
Holy Cross beats Navy 68-64 in overtime to win the Patriot League Championship.
Ralph Willard was the head coach.
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March 9, 2007
Bucknell vs Holy Cross - Patriot League Championship
The Crusaders hosted the Patriot League Championship game at the Hart Center and defeated Bucknell 74-66.
Keith Simmons led Holy Cross in the game.
March 10, 1993
Holy Cross vs Bucknell - Patriot League Championship
The Crusaders won their first Patriot league title beating Bucknell 98-73.
Rob Feaster was named tournament MVP after pouring in 66 points and recording 9 steals in three games.
March 5, 1977
Holy Cross vs. #8 Providence in ECAC Championship
Holy Cross defeated Providence 68-67 on a buzzer beater by Chris Potter to win ECAC Championship and advance to NCAA Tournament for first time in 21 years.
Feb 17, 1990
Holy Cross vs. Army MAAC North Championship game
Holy Cross rolled Army 86-68 and clinched the MAAC North title.
The title was the program's first conference championship.
Dwight Pernell led Holy Cross with 22 points in the game.
Holy Cross vs Michigan in NCAA Tournament
The game marked Holy Cross' first NCAA Tournament appearance in 21 seasons.
After leading 72-70 with less than 5 minutes to play, the Crusaders fell 92-81.
Holy Cross was led that season by Ronnie Perry, however, he was injured for this game.
Holy Cross vs Duquesne - NIT Championship game
Holy Cross won the NIT Championship game 71-62 over Duquesne.
The Crusaders were led by Togo Palazzi who was named MVP of the tournament.
Palazzi went as the number one pick in the NBA Draft to the Boston Celtics a couple of months later.
March 20, 1948
Holy Cross vs Kentucky in National Semifinal
Led by Bob Cousy, the Crusaders had won 20 straight games coming into the national semifinal against Kentucky.
Holy Cross lost to kentucky 60-52