Notre Dame, Ind. The Holy Cross men’s basketball team hosted Governors State University in a non-conference matchup this afternoon in McKenna Arena. The Saints found themselves down 32-30 entering halftime after a late basket by the Jaguars. Holy Cross battle back in the second half and took a six-point lead with 1:30 to play and were able to hold onto the 68-66 victory.
Score: Holy Cross defeated GSU 68-66
Records: Holy Cross (4-1) | Governors State (2-6)
Location: McKenna Arena | Holy Cross College | Notre Dame, Ind.
Jordan Gaines – 20 points, 8 assists, 9/12 FG
Noel Mpie – 17 points, 13 rebounds
Ryan Black – 14 points, 6 rebounds, 4/97 3-pt FG
Storm Cook – 10 points, 2/3 3-pt FG
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE
Noel Mpie recorded another double-double with 17 points and team-high 13 rebounds
Holy Cross shot 48% from the field and 50% from three
Governors State shot 42% from the field and 47% from three
NEXT TIME OUT
After Christmas break, the Saints will play #16 Faulkner University (Ala.) in the University of St. Francis New Year’s Classic on Tuesday, December 29. Tipoff set for 1:30pm EST.