Heading into the 2010-2011 season, the Holy Cross men's basketball team looks to return to its place as one of the top teams in the Patriot League. The Crusaders are coming off a disappointing season, but look to be re-energized under the direction of new head coach Milan Brown. Holy Cross returns four starters from last season, and 11 out of 13 letterwinners. With the addition of three talented freshmen, the Crusaders have the ingredients necessary to return to the upper echelon of the conference.
Holy Cross is coming off a 2009-2010 campaign in which it posted an overall mark of 9-22, for only its second losing record in the last 10 years. The Crusaders also placed seventh in the Patriot League with a 5-9 mark in conference games, before making a run to the semifinals of the Patriot League Tournament.
The Crusaders were an impressive rebounding team last season, leading the conference in rebounds (36.6 rebounds per game) and rebound margin (+4.1 rebounds per game). Holy Cross also developed into one of the top shooting teams in the Patriot League, finishing last year ranked second in the conference in three-point field goal percentage (38.1 percent) and third in overall field goal percentage (44.6 percent).
If Holy Cross can return to form this season, expect the
Crusaders to be among the Patriot League's best, and in
contention for a postseason tournament bid in March.