December 2, 2009

Holy Cross Rallies For 85-79 Overtime Win Over Bears

Providence, RI – Holy Cross scored the last eight points of regulation and outscored Brown 8-1 to open the first overtime period, as the Crusaders rallied for an 85-79 overtime win over the Bears at the Pizzitola Sports Center. The loss drops Brown to 4-5 overall, while Holy Cross earned its second straight win to move to 2-6 overall.  Brown's Peter Sullivan led all scorers with a career high 28 points.

Holy Cross guard Mike Cavataio scored six of his team high 21 points in overtime, including four of four free throws.

With Holy Cross trailing 67-59, with 3:02 remaining, the Crusaders came storming back with an 8-0 run to tie the game, 67-67, on a driving lay-up by Devin Brown with 31 seconds remaining. Cavataio netted five points in the 8-0 spurt to close the game.

Brown tied the game at the half, 37-37, following a four-point play by peter Sullivan, who connected on a three-point from the corner and converted the free throw. Sullivan’s 18 first half points came on 4 of 6 shooting from the field and 9 of 9 shooting from the free throw line.

Brown came out of the locker room and built a 10-point second half advantage, 59-49, on a lay-up by freshman Matt Sullivan with 7:29 left in the game.

Peter Sullivan led all scorers with a career high 28 points on 7 of 13 shooting from the field, including 2 of 3 from behind the three-point arc, and 12 of 12 free throw shooting. Brown senior Matt Mullery tossed in 21 points on 9 of 15 shooting from the field.

R.J. Evans also scored in double figures for the Crusaders with 17 points, while adding 10 rebounds. Andrew Beinert tossed in 15 points, while Andrew Keister also registered a double-double for the Crusaders with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Brown travels to Minnesota on Saturday December 5 to play coach Tubby Smith and the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Game time is 2:30 p.m. (CST) at Williams Arena.