HOLY CROSS SET TO BEGIN 2019-20 SEASON
Holy Cross (16-17, 6-12 in ’18-19) – Head Coach Brett Nelson begins his career in Worcester looking to replace two-time Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year Jehyve Floyd and a host of other starters from a team that advanced to the Patriot League Quarterfinals last season. Junior guard Austin Butler (12.6 ppg, 4.1 rpg) started each of the Crusaders 33 games last season. Junior forward Matt Faw (6.7 ppg, 3.1 rpg) played in 32 games with 20 starts for last season’s Holy Cross squad. Junior forward Connor Niego is back after averaging 5.0 points per game while shooting .429 from beyond the arc through the Crusaders’ first 10 games.
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9) Holy Cross (home; November 5)
Maryland will open its regular season with a game against a program playing for a new head coach, as former Marquette assistant (and former Florida point guard) Brett Nelson was hired to replace the retired Bill Carmody this offseason. The Crusaders finished last season with a 16-17 overall record, finishing tenth in the Patriot League, and three of the top four scorers from that team have moved on. The exception: junior guard Austin Butler, who started 32 games and averaged 12.6 points and 4.1 rebounds per game. He and junior forward Matt Faw are the most productive returnees for Holy Cross, and with just one senior on the roster this projects to be a rebuilding year for the Crusaders.