Keith Simmons gave the Crusaders their final lead and Greg McCarthy preserved it in a 73-70 overtime win at Boston University.
McCarthy, just on the floor after Tim Clifford fouled out, hit a pair of free throws with 14 seconds left to give the Crusaders a three-point lead that held up when Boston U.'s Corey Lowe missed a three-pointer at the buzzer.
McCarthy, who grabbed a crucial final rebound in Saturday's win over Delaware, repeated that feat in this one, coming up with Corey Lowe's missed free throw with HC clinging to a 1-point lead.
Simmons, who posted a 21-point, 11-rebound double-double, was the reason HC had that one-point lead when Lowe missed the second of two free throws. Simmons hit a free throw with 55 seconds to go to tie the game at 69-69, then made a steal at the other end, was fouled and made both shots for the lead.
The Crusaders managed to pull out the overtime road win despite Clifford and senior point guard Torey Thomas each fouling out. Thomas played 41 of the game's 45 minutes, fouling out with 2:21 to go in OT after scoring 16 points. Clifford also finished with 16, including Holy Cross' first 5 points in OT.
Boston College's Tyler Morris sent the game to OT by drilling a long three to tie it after Colin Cunningham had put HC up 60-57 with a three-pointer with 1.1 seconds left in regulation.
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