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Benzan's late FTs helps Holy Cross beat Harvard 73-69

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) Patrick Benzan scored 18 points, including key free throws late to help Holly Cross hold off Harvard for a 73-69 victory on Thursday night.

Holy Cross led 67-60 with three minutes to play. Harvard's Bryce Aiken scored five points and Danilo Djuricic split a pair of free throws to pull the Crimson to 68-66 with 23 seconds left. Benzan made 5 of 6 free throws, and Aiken and Corey Johnson missed 3-point attempts to seal it for the Crusaders in their home opener.

Benzan was 6-of-13 shooting from the field. Caleb Green and Matt Faw each added 12 points for Holy Cross (2-0).

Seth Towns had 24 points and 10 rebounds for Harvard (2-1). Djuricic added 14 points and Aiken 13.

The game was the first of eight straight games Harvard will play on the road over 39 days. The Crimson play at Manhattan on Saturday.

Holy Cross visits Rhode Island on Sunday.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Harvard 2-1 313869
home team logo Holy Cross 2-0 413273
Team Stats
away team logo Harvard 2-1 71.7 PPG 38.6 RPG 11.9 APG
home team logo Holy Cross 2-0 67.2 PPG 29.9 RPG 15.5 APG
Key Players
11
B. Aiken 22.2 PPG 2.9 RPG 2.6 APG 43.4 FG%
3
J. Grandison 13.9 PPG 5.0 RPG 2.9 APG 42.9 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB