GAME DAY QUICK FACTS:
The Teams: Holy Cross (3-14, 0-2 PL) vs. Bucknell (6-12, 1-1 PL)
Date: January 16, 2010
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Place: Hart Center (3,600), Worcester, Mass.
Live Video Streaming: Patriot League All-Access
Unofficial Live Statistics: Presto Sports Primetime
Holy Cross Radio: WWFX 100.1 FM, Worcester; Bob Fouracre, play-by-play; Click Here for Internet Broadcast
Bucknell Radio: WEGH 107.3 FM, Sunbury, Pa.
Series Record: Bucknell leads, 27-23
Last Meeting: Holy Cross 75, Bucknell 56 (March 4, 2009; Worcester, Mass.; Patriot League quarterfinals)
PROBABLE HOLY CROSS STARTERS:
Pos., No., Name (Ht., Wt., Cl.)
F, 5, Mike Cavataio (6-4, 190, So.)
F, 34, Andrew Keister (6-9, 235, Jr.)
C, 53, Eric Meister (6-8, 225, Sr.)
G, 10, R.J. Evans (6-3, 200, So.)
G, 22, Andrew Beinert (6-4, 185, Jr.)
THE SERIES WITH BUCKNELL: This will be the 51st meeting between the Crusaders and the Bison on the hardwood, with Bucknell leading the all-time series 27-23. Holy Cross has won five of the last eight games between the schools, with the road team winning four of the last five contests. For games played in Worcester, the all-time series is tied at 11-11. The schools first met on January 12, 1991, with Holy Cross posting an 80-78 victory in Lewisburg.
SERIES QUICK FACTS:
Overall: Bucknell leads, 27-23
In Worcester: Tied, 11-11
At the Hart Center: Tied, 11-11
Sean Kearney vs. Bucknell: 0-0
Dave Paulsen vs. Holy Cross: 2-2
Current Win Streak: Holy Cross, one game
In Overtime: Tied, 1-1
HOLY CROSS CONTINUES HOMESTAND: The Crusaders will be playing the second contest of a three-game homestand when they play host to Bucknell on Saturday, Jan. 16, at 3:30 p.m. Holy Cross began the homestand by falling to Army 67-64 on Wednesday night. Following the Bucknell game, the next contest for the Crusaders will come against Navy on Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 7:00 p.m. Holy Cross will then return to the road, heading to Washington, D.C., to face American in a 2:00 p.m. contest on Saturday, Jan. 23.
KEISTER DOMINATES DOWN LOW: Junior forward Andrew Keister (Galloway, N.J.) has been one of the top low post players in the Patriot League over the last two years. In 17 games played this season, he has averaged 9.6 points and 8.9 rebounds per contest, while hitting 50.4 percent (68 of 135) of his shots from the floor and posting six double-doubles. During the Army game, Keister led the team with 17 points and a career-high tying 18 rebounds. Previously at Stony Brook, he scored 13 points and pulled down 18 rebounds. Keister's 18 boards against both Army and Stony Brook were the most by a Holy Cross player since Nate Lufkin posted 19 rebounds against Lafayette on Feb. 6, 2002. He also played well against UMass, recording 12 points and four rebounds. Some of Keister's other top games this season have come against Harvard (22 points, eight rebounds), Rhode Island (21 points, 11 rebounds, nine of 14 shooting from the field), Marist (13 points, 10 rebounds), Brown (10 points, 11 rebounds), St. Joseph's (10 points, 11 rebounds) and Western Michigan (10 points, four rebounds, two steals). Last year, he earned first team All-Patriot League honors after averaging 12.5 points and 8.8 rebounds in conference regular season play, and hitting 67.3 percent (72 of 107) of his field goal attempts. He led the team with seven double-doubles in 2008-2009, including a 27-point, 14-rebound performance at Navy. A few of Keister's other top games last season came against Army at home (21 points, 12 rebounds), at Bucknell (18 points, 10 rebounds) and at Central Florida (18 points, five rebounds). Overall last year, Keister averaged 8.5 points and 6.3 rebounds per game, while leading the Patriot League by hitting 58.8 percent (104 of 177) of his shots from the field. Over the course of his collegiate career, Keister has now totaled 456 points and 378 rebounds, while making 51.9 percent (187 of 360) of his field goal attempts.
HOLY CROSS FACES TOUGH SLATE: During the 2009-2010 campaign, Holy Cross has faced far and away the toughest non-conference schedule of any school in the Patriot League. Through games of Jan. 13, the Crusaders' non-league schedule was ranked as the 129th-hardest in the nation by CBSSports.com. The second-toughest non-conference schedule of any Patriot League school belongs to Colgate, which has played a slate listed at 312th. Holy Cross played nine non-conference games against teams ranked in the top 150 of the RPI, and only faced three schools with RPI rankings of below 226.
BROWN PLAYS KEY MINUTES IN THE BACKCOURT: Sophomore guard Devin Brown (Baltimore, Md.) has once again been one of the top players in the Holy Cross backcourt this season. In 17 games played so far this year, he has averaged 12.1 points per contest, while scoring in double-figures 10 times and hitting 45.8 percent (38 of 83) of his three-point field goal attempts. During the Army game, Brown totaled 13 points and two steals. In the previous contest at Lafayette, he recorded 18 points and three rebounds. Brown also played well at North Carolina State, leading the team with 21 points, five rebounds and three assists. Some of his other top performances this season have come against George Washington (20 points, five rebounds), Central Connecticut State (19 points, four rebounds, three assists), Sacred Heart (19 points), St. Joseph's (17 points, three rebounds), Loyola (16 points, two rebounds, two steals), Harvard (12 points, five rebounds, two assists) and Rhode Island (12 points, four assists). Last year, Brown averaged 5.8 points and 1.6 rebounds per game, while leading the Patriot League by making 88.0 percent of his free throws (73 of 83). A few of his top games in 2008-2009 came against Fairfield (22 points, five of nine shooting from the field, 10 of 10 shooting at the foul line) and San Francisco (22 points, five assists, 11 of 12 shooting on free throws). Over the course of his Holy Cross career, Brown has now totaled 390 points, 90 rebounds and 58 assists, while hitting 37.9 percent (50 of 132) of his three-point field goal attempts.
ARMY RECAP: Andrew Keister posted a double-double with 17 points and 18 rebounds, but Holy Cross was defeated by Army 67-64 at the Hart Center on Jan. 13, 2010. Keister made seven of eight shots from the floor, while coming up just one rebound shy of the Hart Center single-game record. Army started the game hot, making three of their first four shots from the field to take an 8-2 lead just 2:17 into the game. The Black Knights would increase their lead to seven points (11-4), before Devin Brown scored six straight points to get the Crusaders back into the game. Army held onto a slim lead for the rest of the half, before Andrew Beinert hit a three-point field goal just before halftime to tie the score at 32-32 heading into the locker room. The game remained close early in the second half, before the Black Knights went on an 8-2 run to go in front by seven points (51-44). But Holy Cross refused to go away, eventually coming back to take a 60-59 lead after Beinert hit a three-pointer and a pair of free throws. The Crusaders were still up by one (64-63) with just under three minutes to play, when Army took the lead for good on a layup by Eric Zastoupil. Holy Cross would not score again, as the Black Knights held on for the victory. Brown finished the game with 13 points, while Mike Cavataio added 11 points, five rebounds and three assists. Army was led by Josh Miller with 22 points and five assists.
BEINERT LEADS HOLY CROSS FROM THE POINT: Junior guard Andrew Beinert (Floral Park, N.Y.) has been one of the Crusaders' top players in the backcourt over the last three seasons. In 17 games played so far this year, Beinert has averaged 9.6 points, 2.9 assists, 2.4 rebounds and 0.8 steals per contest, while hitting 29 of 78 (37.2 percent) three-point field goal attempts. During the Army game, he posted 10 points and three assists. Previously at North Carolina State, Beinert totaled 11 points, three assists and two rebounds. He also played well against Central Connecticut State, recording 12 points, six rebounds and three assists. Some of Beinert's other top games his year have come against Loyola (17 points, six rebounds, six assists, three steals), Stony Brook (16 points), Brown (15 points, four rebounds, two assists, two steals), Rhode Island (14 points, three assists), George Washington (13 points, three assists, two rebounds), UMass (12 points, three steals), Lafayette (nine points, three assists, two rebounds), Marist (eight points, five assists, four rebounds) and Harvard (seven points, four rebounds, four assists). Last year, he averaged 8.5 points, 2.1 assists, 2.0 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game, while leading the Patriot League by hitting 45.4 percent (49 of 108) of his three-point field goal attempts. Three of Beinert's top games in 2008-2009 came at American, against Bucknell and at Boston University, as he totaled 18 points and three assists in each of those contests. Overall last season, Beinert scored in double-figures 12 times, while leading the team in scoring four times. During his career as a Crusader, Beinert has now totaled 548 points, 159 assists, 155 rebounds and 59 steals, while hitting 39.6 percent (97 of 245) of his three-point field goal attempts.
KEARNEY LEADS CRUSADERS FROM THE BENCH: Sean Kearney is in his first season as the head men's basketball coach at Holy Cross in 2009-2010, with an overall record of 3-14. He earned his first career victory with the 68-56 win over Marist on Nov. 30. This is the first collegiate head coaching position in the career of Kearney, who is the 15th head coach in the history of the program. Kearney came to Holy Cross from the University of Notre Dame, where he served as associate head coach for nine years under Mike Brey, helping the Irish to an overall record of 188-101 and five trips to the NCAA Tournament. Prior to his time at Notre Dame, Kearney was an assistant coach at Delaware, Northwestern, Philadelphia University and Providence. A 1981 graduate of the University of Scranton, Kearney's teams have advanced to the NCAA Tournament 10 times and the National Invitation Tournament five times during his 23 seasons as a collegiate assistant coach.
THE LAST MEETING WITH BUCKNELL: R.J. Evans totaled a career-high 31 points, six rebounds and three steals, to lead Holy Cross to a 75-56 victory over Bucknell at the Hart Center in the quarterfinals of the Patriot League Tournament on March 4, 2009. Evans hit 12 of 17 shots from the field, including two of three attempts from three-point range. The Crusaders started the game hot, jumping out to a quick 12-6 lead with 13:42 remaining in the first half. The Bison responded with an 8-3 spurt to close the gap to one point (15-14), and would eventually claim a 21-20 lead with 6:54 left before the break. Holy Cross then closed out the half with a 12-4 run to take a 32-25 advantage into the locker room. After the Crusaders increased their lead to nine points (34-25) early in the second half, Bucknell scored 10 of the next 14 points to close to within three (38-35) with 15:54 remaining. Evans scored the next six points to put Holy Cross back up by nine, and a few minutes later Andrew Beinert two straight three-point field goals to extend the lead to double-figures (50-39). The Bison would get no closer than 11 points the rest of the way, as the Crusaders pulled away to win by 19 points. Beinert finished the night with 15 points, six rebounds and three assists, while hitting six of nine field goal attempts. Colin Cunningham added 10 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals for Holy Cross. Bucknell was led by Patrick Behan with 15 points and 12 rebounds.
TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE: This year marks the 91st season of Holy Cross men's basketball. The Crusaders own an overall record of 1285-841 (.604), while making 24 postseason tournament appearances - 12 trips to the NCAA Tournament and 12 to the National Invitation Tournament. In the history of collegiate basketball, Holy Cross is one of only 16 schools to have won the NCAA Tournament (1946-1947) as well as the National Invitational Tournament (1953-1954). Throughout its history, Holy Cross has had six first team All-America selections, sent 10 players to the National Basketball Association, had four players inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, had 23 players drafted by professional teams, had three players go on to coach professionally, and had 15 players who have coached in college.
CAVATAIO SHINES AT HOLY CROSS: Sophomore guard Mike Cavataio (Forest Hills, N.Y.) has been one of the top players on the team during his first season in a Holy Cross uniform. In the Army game, he totaled 11 points, five rebounds and three assists. During the previous contest at Lafayette, Cavataio finished with 15 points, eight rebounds and two blocked shots. He also played well at North Carolina State, recording 11 points, nine rebounds and three assists. Some of Cavataio's other top performances so far this season have come against Brown (21 points, six rebounds), Marist (19 points, eight rebounds), Western Michigan (15 points, 12 rebounds), Loyola (14 points, four assists, three rebounds), Central Connecticut State (13 points, six rebounds), Harvard (11 points, five assists, three rebounds, two assists), Nevada-Las Vegas (nine points, career-high 13 rebounds), St. Joseph's (nine points, eight rebounds, four assists), Rhode Island (eight points, two rebounds) and George Washington (seven points, eight rebounds). Through 17 games played, he has averaged 10.7 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists per contest. Cavataio sat out the 2008-2009 season, after transferring to Holy Cross from St. John's University, where totaled 23 points and 20 rebounds during his only year with the Red Storm. As a senior at St. Francis Prep, Cavataio averaged 25.0 points per game.
EVANS HAVING ANOTHER STELLAR YEAR: Sophomore guard R.J. Evans (Salem, Conn.) is enjoying another outstanding season for the Crusaders, after earning Patriot League Rookie of the Year honors in 2008-2009. In 17 games played this year, he has averaged 13.9 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.4 assists per contest. During the Lafayette game, Evans recorded 19 points, five rebounds and two steals. Previously at North Carolina State, he totaled 13 points and seven rebounds. Evans also played well against Central Connecticut State, posting a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Some of his other top performances this season have come against Fairfield (21 points, 10 rebounds), Sacred Heart (20 points, five rebounds), UMass (18 points, four rebounds, three assists), Brown (17 points, 10 rebounds), St. Joseph's (16 points, nine rebounds, three assists), George Washington (16 points, seven rebounds, four assists), Nevada-Las Vegas (13 points, three rebounds, three assists), Western Michigan (12 points, seven rebounds, four assists), Stony Brook (12 points, three assists), Harvard (12 points) and Loyola (11 points, five rebounds, three assists). A year ago, Evans averaged a team-best 13.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.7 steals per contest, while scoring in double-figures in 21 of his last 26 games. He also earned All-Patriot League Tournament honors after averaging 20.3 points and 6.7 rebounds in three postseason games, including a career-high 31 points, six rebounds and three steals in the quarterfinal victory over Bucknell. A few of Evans' other top games in 2008-2009 came against San Francisco (26 points, 10 rebounds) and Siena (21 points, six rebounds, five assists, four steals). Evans' 429 points scored last season were the second-most ever by a Holy Cross freshman, behind only Ronnie Perry with 574 points in 1976-1977. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has now totaled 666 points, 264 rebounds, 90 assists and 62 steals.
MEISTER CLEANS THE GLASS FOR THE CRUSADERS: Senior center Eric Meister (Boalsburg, Pa.) is once again a key player for Holy Cross in the low post this season. Through 17 games played, he has averaged 5.0 points and 4.9 rebounds, while making 48.1 percent (39 of 81) of his shots from the floor. In the Sacred Heart game, Meister scored a season-high 14 points and pulled down a career-best 16 rebounds. Previously against UMass, he posted nine points and a team-high seven rebounds. Meister also played well at Western Michigan, recording eight points and seven rebounds. Some of his other top games this season have come against Loyola (nine points, eight rebounds), St. Joseph's (six points, nine rebounds) and Harvard (six points, four assists, three rebounds). Last year, Meister earned All-Patriot League Tournament honors, after averaging 12.7 points and 9.0 rebounds in three postseason games, while hitting 15 of 26 field goal attempts (57.7 percent). During the Patriot League semifinal victory over Colgate, he scored a career-high 19 points on nine of 10 shooting from the field, in addition to grabbing nine rebounds. A few of Meister's other top performances during the 2008-2009 season came at Lehigh (15 points, four rebounds) and at American in the Patriot League championship game (12 points, 12 rebounds). Overall last year, he averaged 6.7 points, 4.9 rebounds and 0.9 blocked shots per game. Over the course of his Holy Cross career, Meister has now totaled 478 points, 432 rebounds and 65 blocked shots, while making 50.4 percent (204 of 405) of his field goal attempts.
HOLY CROSS HAS GOOD SUCCESS ON THE BOARDS: The Crusaders are once again a strong rebounding team this year, after averaging 38.4 boards per contest and outrebounding their opponents by an average margin of 3.8 rebounds per game so far in 2009-2010. Holy Cross' top game on the boards this year came at St. Joseph's, when it pulled down a season-best 50 rebounds. Junior forward Andrew Keister leads the team with an average of 8.9 rebounds per game, while sophomore guard Mike Cavataio stands second with 6.4 boards per contest. Sophomore guard R.J. Evans has pulled down 5.7 rebounds per contest and senior center Eric Meister has chipped in with 4.9 boards per game. Last season, the Crusaders averaged 36.0 rebounds per game and outrebounded the opposition by 6.7 rebounds per contest. Entering 2009-2010, the Crusaders had posted a positive rebounding margin in 10 straight seasons, including eight years in which they outrebounded the opposition by at least four boards per game.
THE HOLY CROSS CAPTAINS: Junior guard Andrew Beinert, junior forward Andrew Keister and senior center Eric Meister are the Crusaders' captains for the 2009-2010 season. These three players took over the leadership role from Colin Cunningham, Pat Doherty and Alex Vander Baan, who served as the Crusaders' senior captains during the 2008-2009 season.
CRUSADERS LOOKING FOR SIXTH PATRIOT LEAGUE REGULAR SEASON TITLE: During the 2009-2010 campaign, Holy Cross will attempt to win the Patriot League regular season title for the sixth time in school history. The last championship for the Crusaders came in 2006-2007, when they tied for first place in the conference with Bucknell, as both teams posted 13-1 records in league play. Prior to that, Holy Cross won outright Patriot League regular season titles in 2001, 2003 and 2005, while sharing the regular season championship in 1994. The Crusaders are the only team in league history to win more than two outright titles, while their five total championships are tied for the most in conference history with Navy (one outright, four shared) and Bucknell (two outright, three shared).
CRUSADERS REMAIN TOUGH AT THE HART CENTER: Holy Cross currently owns an all-time record of 312-118 at the Hart Center, including a 1-5 mark so far in 2009-2010. The Crusaders posted their 300th win in the building against Sacred Heart on Nov. 14, 2008. Holy Cross had a 23-game winning streak at the Hart Center from Feb. 15, 2006-Jan. 2, 2008, which was the longest streak in the history of the building and the sixth-longest home court winning streak in the nation at the time. In 2006-2007 the Crusaders posted a perfect 14-0 mark at the Hart Center, setting a school record for the most home victories since they moved into the building. During the Hart Center's history, Holy Cross has posted a winning record at home in 30 out of 34 seasons, while recording double-figure home victories 16 times. The Crusaders stand 99-26 at home since the beginning of the 2000-2001 season, including a 62-12 record against Patriot League foes and a 12-4 mark in 2008-2009.
CRUSADERS KNOCK DOWN FREE THROWS: Holy Cross has been a good free throw shooting team during the 2009-2010 season, making 68.9 percent (259 of 376) of its foul shots this year. Junior guard Andrew Beinert leads the team by hitting 90.0 percent (36 of 40) of his free throws, while sophomore guard Mike Cavataio has made 78.9 percent (45 of 57) of his attempts at the charity stripe. Even though they have fewer attempts, freshman guard Dee Goens (Alpharetta, Ga.) and freshmen forward Phil Beans (Toledo, Ohio) have also been excellent free throw shooters early in their careers. Goens has hit 16 of 17 foul shots (94.1 percent) and Beans has made all eight of his attempts at the charity stripe (100.0 percent).
CRUSADERS HAVE FIVE PATRIOT LEAGUE TOURNAMENT CROWNS: Three years ago, the Crusaders captured their fifth Patriot League Tournament championship with their 74-66 victory over Bucknell on March 9, 2007. Holy Cross' previous tournament titles came in 2003 (72-64 over American), 2002 (58-54 at American), 2001 (68-64 over Navy in overtime) and 1993 (98-73 at Bucknell). The Crusaders' five conference tournament championships are the most in Patriot League history, with Navy having the second most (three in 1994, 1997 and 1998). Holy Cross has also appeared in the championship game seven times in the last nine years. Overall, the Crusaders have made a conference-record 10 appearances in the Patriot League championship game.
HOLY CROSS A FIXTURE IN CONFERENCE TITLE GAME: When the Crusaders faced American in the Patriot League championship game last season, it marked the seventh time Holy Cross appeared in the conference title game in the last nine years. The Crusaders have gone 4-3 in their seven championship game appearances during that time, winning the title in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2007. Only five other teams in the nation have played in their conference championship game as many times as Holy Cross has over the last nine years.
CRUSADERS PICKED FIRST IN PRESEASON POLL: In the 2009-2010 Patriot League preseason poll, Holy Cross was picked to finish in first place in voting by the conference's head coaches and sports information directors. The Crusaders received 95 total points in the poll, including 13 first place votes. Lehigh placed second in the poll with 78 points and three first place votes, while Bucknell was third with 63 points. Rounding out the poll were Army (fourth, 59 points), Colgate (fifth, 51 points), American (sixth, 45 points), Navy (seventh, 43 points) and Lafayette (eighth, 14 points).
EVANS & KEISTER NAMED PRESEASON ALL-PATRIOT LEAGUE: Sophomore guard R.J. Evans and junior forward Andrew Keister were selected to the preseason All-Patriot League team, in voting by the conference's head coaches and sports information directors. Evans and Keister were joined on the preseason all-conference team by Lehigh senior forward Zahir Carrington, Lehigh senior guard Marquis Hall and Army senior guard Cleveland Richard. In addition, Hall was selected as the preseason Patriot League Player of the Year. Keister and Hall both earned first team All-Patriot League honors at the conclusion of the 2008-2009 season, while Carrington and Richards were second team all-conference selections, and Evans was the Patriot League Rookie of the Year.
SCOUTING THE BISON: Bucknell has an overall record of 6-12 on the season, with a 1-1 mark in the Patriot League. The Bison had lost nine out of 10 games, before posting a 72-68 overtime victory against American on Wednesday. Bucknell's leading scorer is junior guard Darryl Shazier, who has averaged 10.2 points and 3.9 assists per game. Freshman guard Bryson Johnson has added 10.1 points per contest, while senior forward Patrick Behan is chipping in with 10.1 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. Bucknell is led by head coach Dave Paulsen, who stands 13-35 in two seasons with the Bison. Paulsen's career record stands at 275-155, including eight years at Williams, three seasons at Le Moyne and three years at St. Lawrence.
HOLY CROSS ON THE RADIO: Most of the Crusaders' basketball contests during the 2009-2010 season will be carried by The Pike, WWFX 100.1 FM in Worcester. Holy Cross Hall of Famer Bob Fouracre will be in his 23rd season calling the play-by-play for Crusader basketball on the radio. In addition, Jeremy Lechan and Dick Lutsk are in their sixth year on the Holy Cross broadcast crew, and will handle either play-by-play or color commentary for selected games. The Pike is currently scheduled to air 24 of the Crusaders' 29 regular season games. All games aired on The Pike can also be heard live over the internet through the Worcester Pike website. The five games not carried on The Pike will be broadcast exclusively over the internet through SportsJuice. In addition, the Holy Cross student station, WCHC 88.1 FM, will carry a number of games this year.
CRUSADERS ON TELEVISION: Holy Cross will have at least seven games shown on live television during the 2009-2010 season. The Crusaders had 10 television appearances last year, while appearing on television eight times in 2007-2008, 13 times in 2006-2007, 10 times in 2005-2006 and 10 times in 2004-2005. Here is a look at Holy Cross' television schedule for the 2009-2010 season:
Dec. 28 vs. George Washington: WCTR-TV3
Jan. 9 at Lafayette: Lafayette Sports Network / MASN
Jan. 13 vs. Army: WCTR-TV3
Jan. 23 at American: RCN
Jan. 31 vs. Lehigh: CBS College Sports
Feb. 14 at Bucknell: CBS College Sports
Feb. 27 at Lehigh: Service Electric Cable
CRUSADER VISION: Live video streaming of two non-conference home games during the 2009-2010 season will be available over the internet through Crusader Vision. The contests against Loyola (Ill.) and George Washington will be shown. The package, done in association with Stretch Internet, is available through individual game pay-per-view, or through an annual subscription. For details on how to view games through Crusader Vision, click here.
PATRIOT LEAGUE ALL-ACCESS: Live video streaming of all Patriot League regular season games during the 2009-2010 season will be available over the internet through Patriot League All-Access. The package, done in association with CBS College Sports Online, is available for a monthly subscription. For details on how to sign up for Patriot League All-Access, visit www.patriotleague.org.
DRIBBLES: Freshman guard Dee Goens scored a career-high 10 points in the Sacred Heart game. He is now averaging 3.1 points per contest while making 16 of 17 free throw attempts this season ... Freshman forward Phil Beans has totaled 24 points and 18 rebounds in 16 games off the bench this year ... The Crusaders set season-highs by hitting 57.9 percent of their field goal attempts in the victory over Marist on Nov. 30, 58.8 percent of their three-pointers at North Carolina State on Jan. 6, and 88.9 percent of their free throws in the Dec. 9 game at Fairfield ... Holy Cross' 0-6 start this season was its worst since the 1940-1941 season, when it began the year 0-7 ... The Crusaders stand 1-6 so far this season when wearing their white uniforms, while going 1-6 in their purple uniforms and 1-2 in their black uniforms ... Following the victory over Brown, Holy Cross now has a 13-3 record in overtime contests since the beginning of the 1999-2000 season.