Holy Cross Falls to Loyola 67-65 With 0.2 Seconds Left in OT

Sunday, January 20, 2019
GoLocalWorcester Sports Team

Jacob Grandison
The Holy Cross Crusaders lost in the final second for the second time this season on Saturday afternoon, falling to Loyola 67-65 with 0.2 seconds left in overtime at the Hart Center.

The Crusaders fall to 11-8 overall and 2-4 in the Patriot League with the loss, while Greyhounds improve to 7-12 on the season and 3-3 in the conference.

Holy Cross Falls in OT

Holy Cross opened the overtime period with baskets from guard Caleb Green and senior Jehyve Floyd to take a 65-61 lead.

However, the Greyhounds responded with two free throws and a putback by KaVaughn Scott to tie the game at 65.

In the final seconds, Loyola’s Andrew Kostecka drove down the lane for a layup with 0.2 seconds remaining in the game to get the win.

Holy Cross was led by Grandison, who finished with 23 points on 8 of 12 shooting.

Holy Cross Can’t Hold on in Regulation

The Crusaders led 53-44 with 8:53 to play in the game, but were unable to hold on.

Loyola then scored nine of the next 12 points to close the gap, and would force overtime when a jumper by Chuck Champion tied the game at 61-61 with just 5.0 seconds remaining.

Next Up

Holy Cross returns to action on Wednesday, January 23 when they visit Army West Point.

Game time is set for 7 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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