WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- Tim Clifford scored 26 points, including six in a decisive 11-3 run late in the second half, to propel Holy Cross to a 61-47 win over Northeastern on Saturday.
McCarthy scored seven points in the first half as Holy Cross took a 32-21 halftime lead.
The Crusaders pulled ahead by as much as 36-23 in the second half before the Huskies pulled within 46-42 with 4:40 left.
Holy Cross went to its strength, getting the ball inside to Clifford, who scored six in an 11-3 run as the Crusaders pulled in front 57-45 with 2:01 to play.