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
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.)