Holy Cross 51

(7-4, 5-2 away)

Rhode Island 50

(2-9, 2-4 home)

    1:00 PM ET, January 2, 2005

    Thomas M. Ryan Center, Kingston, Rhode Island

    1 2 T
    HC 26 2551
    URI 23 2750

    Top Performers

    Holy Cross: T. Thomas 11 Pts, 5 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl

    Rhode Island: T. Mack 16 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Holy Cross 51, Rhode Island 50

    SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) -- Kevin Hamilton scored 12 points and Torey Thomas chipped in with 11 as Holy Cross (7-4) held off a late Rhode Island (2-9) charge for a 51-50 win Sunday.

    Holy Cross missed five foul shots and had a costly turnover in the final minutes of the game, but Rhode Island failed to capture the lead. Neither team scored a field goal in the final 4:02.

    Terrence Mack led Rhode Island with a career-high 16 points, but went just two-of-four from the foul line in the final two minutes. Mack had a chance to tie the game with 1:10 to play, but made just one-of-two from the foul line, pulling Rhode Island to 51-50.

    Holy Cross used an 8-0 run in the second half to build a 46-36 lead, the largest of the game for either team.

    Rhode Island answered with its own 8-0 run to get back into it, with Mack scoring three points and Parfait Bitee hitting a 3-pointer.

    The first half was a back-and-forth affair with four ties and nine lead changes. The largest lead of the half was a 23-19 advantage for Holy Cross after Hamilton made a jumper with 4:13 to play.

    Mack slammed home a dunk with 22 seconds left in the first to tie the score, 23-23. Thomas hit a 3-pointer just before the buzzer to give Holy Cross a 26-23 lead at the half.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 51 50
    FG Made-Attempted 21-54 (.389) 18-52 (.346)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-19 (.211) 3-19 (.158)
    FT Made-Attempted 5-12 (.417) 11-16 (.688)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 12 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 2

    2004-05 Season

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