Feb. 4, 2014
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Justin Burrell stole an inbounds pass and found Eric Green for the dunk to put Holy Cross ahead for good in the final minute as the Crusaders went on to a 69-68 win at Colgate on Tuesday night in a game shown on CBS Sports Network.
The Crusaders improve to 13-10 overall and 7-4 in the Patriot League with their sixth win in the last seven games, while the Raiders drop to 8-14 for the season and 2-9 in League action.
The rest of the weekday slate is on Wednesday, featuring Lehigh/Army, Boston University/Navy and Lafayette/Bucknell at 7 p.m. and American/Loyola Maryland at 7:30 p.m. with each game on Patriot League Network.
The recaps and box score from Tuesday's game are included below.
Holy Cross 69 at Colgate 68
*Holy Cross trailed for nearly the entire game before using a late 9-2 run to pull out a 69-68 win at Colgate on Tuesday.
*The Crusaders won their sixth game in the last seven, and also beat Colgate for the sixth time in seven meetings.
*Holy Cross swept the season series from the Raiders for the second time in three years.
*Colgate scored the first seven points and led by as many as 12 in the first half before settling on a 36-31 lead at the break.
*Colgate briefly pushed its lead to 50-40 in the second half, but Holy Cross answered with a 12-3 run and the game was tight the rest of the way.
*The Crusaders scored six straight points to take their first lead at 60-59 with just over five minutes to go, but Colgate came back with the next four to go back ahead 63-60 with three minutes left.
*Justin Burrell tied the score at 63-63 on a three-pointer, and Malcolm Miller evened it at 65-65 on a bucket with 1:16 left for the Crusaders.
*Burrell stole an inbounds pass and fed Eric Green for a dunk to put Holy Cross ahead for good at 67-65 with 25 seconds left.
*Colgate's Ethan Jacobs missed a three-pointer for the lead, and Miller hit two free throws to ice the win with nine seconds left before Colgate hit a three at the buzzer for the final margin.
*Miller led Holy Cross with 17 points, while Dave Dudzinski (14), Burrell (11) and Green (11) also scored in double figures.
*Holy Cross shot 52.8% (28-of-53) for the game and pulled down 11 offensive rebounds while holding a 25-21 edge on the boards.
*Colgate fell despite shooting 58.3% (28-of-48) for the game and 9-of-17 from three-point range.
*Murphy Burnatowski led the Raiders with 16 points, while Jacobs and Chad Johnson each scored 10.