Navy Upsets Holy Cross, 50-48

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Navy upset Holy Cross, 50-48 on Sunday afternoon.

The Navy Midshipmen upset the Holy Cross Crusaders, 50-48, Sunday afternoon in men’s college basketball action at Alumni Hall in Annapolis.

Navy improves to 5-8 on the season but 2-0 in the Patriot League with the victory. The loss drops Holy Cross to 10-5 overall and 1-1 in the Patriot League.

Despite long stretches of poor shooting from both teams, the game was exciting to the very end. Hasan Abdullah gave Navy the final lead with a jumper with :01 left on the clock. Following a timeout, Holy Cross turned over the ball to end the game.

Here’s a look at how the teams compared in their final numbers.

Final Team Stats

Field Goal Percentage: Holy Cross: 37%… NAVY: 36%

3-Point Percentage: Holy Cross: 25%… NAVY: 29%

Free Throw Percentage: Holy Cross: 78%… NAVY: 33%

Rebounds: Holy Cross: 27… NAVY: 47

Turnovers: Holy Cross: 14… NAVY: 19

Steals: Holy Cross: 7… NAVY: 6

Individual Leaders


Holy Cross: Jacob Grandison (11)

Navy: Hasan Abdullah (15)


Holy Cross: Jacob Grandison (9)

Navy: Hasan Abdullah (9)


Holy Cross: Caleb Green (4)

Navy: Hasan Abdullah (8)

Up next for Holy Cross will be Lehigh on Jan. 9. Navy travels to DC to face American on Wednesday night. (For a complete look at the Midshipmen’s schedule, please, click here.)

Chloe Stowe

Full-time novelist and blogger, Chloe Stowe loves to spin a tale almost as much as she loves her Nats and Navy sports (on Twitter, she's the #NavyMaven and #curlyWchick). This season will be her first as the Director of Nationals Coverage for the Maryland Sports Blog.

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