December 21, 2015

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) Robert Champion scored 20 point and Matt Husek added 19 points with 13 rebounds and hit two key free throws down the stretch to help Holy Cross hold off Maine 76-75 on Monday night.

Trailing by five at halftime, Troy Reid-Knight's jumper pulled the Black Bears within 70-69, but Champion made three free throws for a 73-69 Holy Cross lead with 11 seconds left. Maine trailed by two after Shaun Lawton's free throw with four seconds left, then Husek made two free throws and Holy Cross led 76-72. Aaron Calixte hit a 3 at the buzzer.

Karl Charles and Cullen Hamilton scored 13 points apiece for the Crusaders (5-6), who made 17 of 28 free throws (61 percent).

Reid-Knight led Maine (2-9) with 15 points, Kevin Little and Lavar Harewood each scored 12, Calixte added 11 and Till Gloger 10. Devine Eke had 11 rebounds.

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