Preview & Picks: Holy Cross vs Winthrop 11/17/2023

Preview & Picks: Holy Cross vs Winthrop 11/17/2023

November 17, 2023

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On Friday November 17, the Winthrop Eagles (1-2) and Holy Cross Crusaders (1-2) will play NCAA basketball from the Winthrop Coliseum.


After its 84-77 loss to Sacred Heart on Tuesday, Holy Cross fell to 1-2. Guard Joe Octave led Holy Cross in scoring with 20 points. Turnovers were a major difference in this game, with the Pioneers committing 10 turnovers compared to the Crusaders’ 14. In the game against Sacred Heart they made nine three-pointers and had a 48.5% field goal percentage. Holy Cross’ offense has had trouble getting to the free-throw line this season; in terms of attempts per game, they are ranked just 351st. The Crusaders are performing at a very high level offensively as they average 72.0 PPG as a team and have 4 players who score in double digits.


This game, the Winthrop Eagles welcome Holy Cross in an attempt to recover from a setback with a victory at home. After Saturday’s 74-72 loss to Drexel, Winthrop is now 1-2. Kasen Harrison led Winthrop in scoring with 19 points. In Saturday’s defeat, the Eagles turned over ten possessions to Drexel’s six, while the Dragons outrebounded them 33 to 30. This season, the Eagles team has performed as you would expect as they are averaging 75.3 points per game while shooting, 30 percent from 3, and 72% from the foul line. On the other hand Winthrop’s defense has been stellar and at 65.3 points per game thus far, they rank 47th in the nation.


Holy Cross, who as mentioned before has drained a big percentage of its shots per game this season, has a deadly kicker. This game looks to be a shooting clinic. Winthrop has nailed 47.5% of theirs this season, so it’s not like they have trouble there. It will be interesting to watch how their confrontation turns out given these opposing strengths.


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Holy Cross vs Winthrop Game Information


  • Date: 11/14/2023
  • Time: 08:31 PM ET
  • Location: Rock Hill Sports & Event Center
  • How to Watch Holy Cross vs Winthrop: ESPN2
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