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2016 Schedule
4th in SWAC
193d

Holy Cross claims first NCAA win in 63 years

Robert Champion scored 19 points, including a key 3-pointer in the final minute, to help Holy Cross beat Southern University 59-55 Wednesday night for its first NCAA Tournament win since 1953.

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Holy Cross is the third of four winners in Dayton after grinding out a win over Southern. Next up: Michigan and Tulsa, and warmups are underway.

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Holy Cross downs Southern in First Four

Robert Champion scored a game-high 18 points to lead the 15-19 Crusaders to a 59-55 victory. Holy Cross will play Oregon on Friday. Box score

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Southern takes first lead of the night

The Jaguars are starting to solve the Crusaders' 1-3-1 zone, ripping off a 16-3 run to go up 29-28 early in the second half. Adrian Rodgers has a game-high nine points. Follow live

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Holy Cross slowing the game down with its zone defense and long offensive possessions, both of which appear to be frustrating Southern heading into halftime. The Crusaders are having some success from 3-point range that is making a difference, but with just a 5-point lead, the Jaguars are well within striking distance.

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Halftime: Holy Cross 27, Southern 22

The Crusaders, who shot 50 percent in the opening half and were +12 beyond the arc, took a five-point lead into the locker room. Follow live

Holy Cross grabs lead in First Four game

With their recently-installed 1-3-1 zone defense, the Crusaders have forced four early turnovers In Dayton to grab a 12-4 advantage. The winner of Holy Cross- Southern will play Oregon. Follow live

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Can Holy Cross keep its postseason run alive in the First Four against Southern? The Crusaders are going to need a big game from forward Malachi Alexander, fresh off averaging 21 points per game in the Patriot League tournament.

Team Stats

Points Per Game55.0
Rebounds Per Game33.0
Assists Per Game10.0
Points Allowed59.08th

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record1-9
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances9