Since the Crusader men's basketball team defeated Loyola (Md.) 94-85 on the newly built Hart Recreation Center court on December 1, 1975, the Hart Center has been a tremendous home court advantage for men's and women's teams alike. The men's team has won more than 70 percent of its games at the Hart Center, while the women have won more than 80 percent of theirs.
The 3,600 seat capacity has been exceed often, as standing room only crowds of 4,000 make the Hart Center into a loud and intimidating playing environment for opponents.
Some of the great teams who have faced the Crusaders on their home floor are Connecticut, Georgetown, Ohio State and Providence on the men's side, and Connecticut, Maryland, Stanford and North Carolina on the women's side.
Largest Crowd: 4,000
Longest Men's Winning Streak: 23 Games (2006-2008)
Longest Women's Winning Streak: 34 Games (1980-1983)
Namesake: Named after the Rev. Francis J. Hart, S.J., the guiding force behind intramurals at Holy Cross for more than 40 years.