Holy Cross Falls to Rhode Island 79-63 at DCU Center

Sunday, December 09, 2018
GoLocalWorcester Sports Team

Holy Cross falls to URI
The Holy Cross Crusaders fell 79-63 to the University of Rhode Island on Saturday afternoon at the DCU Center in Worcester.

Holy Cross falls to 6-4 on the season, while URI improves to 4-3 overall.

The loss also drops the Crusaders to 7-16 all-time at the DCU Center.

Holy Cross Falls to URI

After leading 38-29 at the half, URI opened the second half on a 9-0 run to take a 47-29 lead with 16 minutes to play.

However, Holy Cross would rally.

The Crusaders would go on a 17-4 run to cut URI’s lead to 51-46 with ten minutes to play.

Holy Cross would cut Rhode Island’s lead to just two, 59-57, with six minutes to play before the Rams would push their lead back up to six, 65-59 with 3:39 to go.

URI would close the game on a 14-4 run to get the 79-63 win.

The Crusaders were led by sophomore guard Caleb Green, who poured in 16 points, dished out eight assists and had three steals.

Next Up

The Crusaders will now break for final exams, before returning to action with a home game against Canisius on Thursday, December 20.

Game time is set for 2 p.m.

  • 10.

    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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