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Holy Cross Crusaders @ Winthrop Eagles
Current records: Santa Cruz 1-2, Winthrop 1-2
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Winthrop has enjoyed a two-game homestand, but will soon have to dust off its road jerseys. They will face the Holy Cross Crusaders at 5:00 pm ET on Friday at Rock Hill Sports & Events Center. Since the pair suffered a defeat in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this match.
The point difference may have favored Winthrop last Saturday, but the final result did not. They fell just short of the Dragons by a score of 74-72.
Meanwhile, the Crusaders couldn’t handle the Pioneers on Tuesday and fell 84-77. Unfortunately, the loss continues a disappointing trend for Holy Cross in their matchups with Sacred Heart: They’ve already lost three in a row.
The Eagles now have a losing record of 1-2. As for the Crusaders, they also now have a losing record of 1-2.
In this contest, the number of possessions is likely to be a big factor: Winthrop has been breaking glass this season, averaging 33.7 rebounds per game. It’s not like Holy Cross has any problems there, though, as they’ve been even better at 37 per game. Given these competing strengths, it will be interesting to see how their clash plays out. Check out CBS Sports after the action for a full breakdown of the game and more NCAA basketball content.