Floyd’s Double-Double Leads Holy Cross to 80-73 Win Over Loyola

Friday, January 04, 2019
GoLocalWorcester Sports Team

Jehyve Floyd had 20 points and 15 rebounds.
The Holy Cross Crusaders men’s basketball team got 20 points and 15 rebounds from Jehyve Floyd en route to an 80-73 win over Loyola in the Patriot League opener on Thursday night.

The 15 rebounds are a career-high for Floyd and the 20 points are a season high.

Holy Cross improves to 10-4 overall and 1-0 in the Patriot League.

Loyola is now 4-10 on the year and 0-1 in conference.

Holy Cross Holds Off Loyola

The Crusaders led 38-32 with 15:56 to play in the game before going on a 15-4 run to take a 53-36 lead with 11 minutes left.

With seven minutes to play, Holy Cross led 62-47 before the Greyhounds went on an 8-0 run to cut the Crusaders lead to 62-55 in the final minutes.

However, Holy Cross would seal the game at the free throw line, knocking down 11 of 12 shots over the final three minutes to get the win.

The Crusaders shot 51% from the field and 71% from the line in the game, while shooting 44% from three.

Next Up

Holy Cross returns to action on Sunday, January 6 when they visit Navy.

Game time is set for 1 p.m.

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    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. 

    PHOTO: Tunnelbug/flickr

  • 9.

    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. 

  • 8.

    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.

    PHOTO: College Hoop Hits

  • 7.

    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.

    PHOTO: Wikipedia 

  • 6.

    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. 

  • 5.

    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. 

  • 4.

    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. 

  • 3.

    March 13,1977

     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. 

  • 2.

    March 13,1954  

    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.

    PHOTO: Goholycross.com

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