Holy Cross downs Bucknell 75-56 in Patriot League

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WORCESTER, Mass (AP)—R.J. Evans scored 31 points and teamed with Andrew Beinert to lead a decisive second half run as Holy Cross defeated Bucknell, 75-56, on Wednesday in the quarterfinal round of the Patriot League tournament.

The second seed, Holy Cross (17-13) will host Colgate in the semifinals on Sunday.

Patrick Behan scored 15 to lead Bucknell (7-23).

There were three ties and two lead changes through late in the first half. But Evans, a freshman guard, and Colin Cunningham each converted a 3-pointer for a 30-23 lead. After two free throws by Bucknell’s G.W. Boon, Beinert, who had 15 points, scored a jumper at the buzzer to give the Crusaders a 32-25 halftime lead.

Beinert converted three consecutive 3-pointers during a 1:34 span in the second half to provide an insurmountable 55-41 advantage.

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Patrick Behan Patrick Behan
7-14,  15 Pts
12 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Holy Cross
R.J. Evans R.J. Evans
12-17,  31 Pts
6 Rebs, 2 Assists

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