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Loyola men fall to Holy Cross in Patriot League first round
Loyola men fall to Holy Cross in Patriot League first round

Four Holy Cross players scored in double figures Tuesday night and the Crusaders beat visiting Loyola Maryland, 62-45, in the first round of the Patriot League men's basketball tournament, advancing to face No. 1 seed Bucknell on Thursday. Matt Husek, Malcom Miller, Cullen Hamilton and Robert Champion scored 10 points apiece for the No.8-seeded Crusaders (14-15), who outshot the Greyhounds 51.1 percent to 31.6 percent. Justin Burrell had five assists and Taylor Abt blocked four shots. Holy Cross opened with a 28-9 run capped by a 3-pointer by Champion and never trailed. Eric Laster scored 12 points, but the Greyhounds shot just 29.2 percent in the half and trailed 32-20 at...

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