Chicago, Ill. The Holy Cross College men’s basketball team returned to Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference play this afternoon when they travelled to St. Xavier University. After shoot 65% from the field in the first half, the Saints took a 40-38 halftime lead. Holy Cross struggled to get stop in the second half and allowed the Cougars to score 40 points, as they would defeat the Saints 78-67. With the loss, Holy Cross stands at 11-5 overall and 6-3 in league play, while St. Xavier falls to 8-7 and 8-3.
Score: Holy Cross fell to St. Xavier 78-67
Records: Holy Cross (11-5) | SXU (8-7)
Location: Shannon Center | St. Xavier University | Chicago, Ill.
Jordan Gaines – 16 points, 7 rebounds
Noel Mpie – 13 points, 7 rebounds, 6/12 FG
Storm Cook – 13 points, 3 assists, 5/9 FG
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE
Holy Cross shot 49% from the field and 43% from three
SXU shot 50% from the field and 46% from three
NEXT TIME OUT
The Saints take on Trinity International University at home Wednesday, February 17. Tipoff set for 7:30pm EST in McKenna Arena.