Holy Cross Falls to Lehigh 99-94 in OT Despite 25 Points from Green

Thursday, January 10, 2019
GoLocalWorcester Sports Team

Holy Cross falls to Lehigh
The Holy Cross Crusaders men’s basketball team got a career-high 25 points from Caleb Green, but it was not enough as they would fall 99-94 in overtime to Lehigh at the Hart Center.

The loss drops Holy Cross to 10-6 overall and 1-2 in the Patriot League, while Lehigh improves to 10-4 overall and 3-0 in the conference.

Holy Cross falls to Lehigh

The Crusaders led by as much as 12 points, 65-53, with 17 minutes left in the game when Lehigh went on a 23-1 run to take a 76-66 lead with 9:40 left to go.

Holy Cross would trail 81-74 with 5:22 to play when a three by Jacob Grandson and two free throws from Matt Faw cut the Crusaders deficit to two, 81-79.

Holy Cross would retake the lead, 84-83, with 1:26 to play on a layup by Grandison, before Lehigh forced overtime tied at 86.

In the extra session, Lehigh hit three-pointers on three of their first four possession to take a 95-88 lead.

Holy Cross then scored the next six points to cut Lehigh’s lead to one, 95-94, and had the ball back with less than a minute to play.

However, the Crusaders were unable to score, before Lehigh’s Lance Tejada hit a three-pointer with 8.8 seconds left to put the game away.

Jehyve Floyd finished the night with 22 points, nine rebounds, and seven assists.

Next Up

Holy Cross returns to action on Saturday, January 12 when they host Lafayette.

Game time is set for 3 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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