Scores

Final

Holy Cross 74

(6-5, 3-3 away)

N.J.I.T. 55

(6-7, 3-4 home)

    2:00 PM ET, December 21, 2013

    Fleisher Center, Newark, New Jersey

    1 2 T
    HC 32 4274
    NJIT 23 3255

    Top Performers

    Holy Cross: M. Miller 18 Pts, 9 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 7 Blk

    N.J.I.T.: T. Smith 16 Pts, 10 Reb

    Holy Cross scores 21 straight, beats NJIT 74-55

    Associated Press

    NEWARK, N.J. -- Malcolm Miller had 18 points, nine rebounds and seven blocks on Saturday to lead Holy Cross past NJIT 74-55 in the first basketball game ever between the schools.

    The teams played closely until Holy Cross (6-5) broke the game open in the final 1:21 of the first half with three consecutive 3-pointers to go ahead 32-23 at the break. The Crusaders continued with the first 12 points of the second half for 21 consecutive points overall and a 44-23 lead.

    Eric Green had 15 points, five assists and five steals and Dave Dudzinski added 14 points for Holy Cross, which held NJIT to 30 percent shooting and 2 of 14 from 3-point range.

    After falling behind, NJIT (6-7) never got closer than a 58-47 deficit with 5:23 to play. Terrence Smith led the Highlanders with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Winfield Willis had 12 points and Ky Howard had 11.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    HC
    NJIT
    Points 74 55
    FG Made-Attempted 22-53 (.415) 18-60 (.300)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-22 (.364) 2-14 (.143)
    FT Made-Attempted 22-31 (.710) 15-24 (.625)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 23 (0/0)

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