Who's Playing

Holy Cross @ Lafayette

Current Records: Holy Cross 9-18; Lafayette 9-17

What to Know

The Lafayette Leopards and the Holy Cross Crusaders are even-steven against one another since January of 2016 (6-6), but not for long. Lafayette and the Crusaders will face off in a Patriot battle at 7 p.m. ET Monday at Kirby Sports Center. Holy Cross should still be riding high after a victory, while Lafayette will be looking to get back in the win column.

Lafayette was close but no cigar this past Saturday as they fell 92-89 to the Bucknell Bison. The losing side was boosted by forward Neal Quinn, who had 24 points and nine assists.

Speaking of close games: even if it wasn't a dominant performance, Holy Cross beat the Navy Midshipmen 55-50 this past Saturday. The Crusaders can attribute much of their success to forward Gerrale Gates, who dropped a double-double on 24 points and 12 rebounds, and guard Bo Montgomery, who posted a double-double on 15 points and ten boards.

The Leopards are the favorite in this one, with an expected 7-point margin of victory. But bettors beware: they are only 2-5 against the spread when favored.

Lafayette is now 9-17 while Holy Cross sits at 9-18. A pair of defensive numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Lafayette has allowed their opponents to shoot 45.40% from the floor on average, which is the 51st highest shooting percentage allowed in college basketball. The Crusaders have had an even harder time: they have allowed their opponents to shoot 45.80% from the floor on average, which is the 37th highest shooting percentage allowed in college basketball. The good news? The teams might be seeing more of their shots fall.

How To Watch

  • When: Monday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Kirby Sports Center -- Easton, Pennsylvania
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Leopards are a solid 7-point favorite against the Crusaders, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 7-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Lafayette and Holy Cross both have six wins in their last 12 games.

  • Jan 07, 2022 - Holy Cross 79 vs. Lafayette 74
  • Feb 15, 2020 - Lafayette 72 vs. Holy Cross 62
  • Jan 08, 2020 - Lafayette 82 vs. Holy Cross 64
  • Mar 05, 2019 - Holy Cross 79 vs. Lafayette 74
  • Feb 10, 2019 - Lafayette 69 vs. Holy Cross 67
  • Jan 12, 2019 - Holy Cross 77 vs. Lafayette 70
  • Jan 27, 2018 - Holy Cross 85 vs. Lafayette 74
  • Jan 02, 2018 - Lafayette 60 vs. Holy Cross 48
  • Feb 08, 2017 - Lafayette 69 vs. Holy Cross 59
  • Jan 11, 2017 - Holy Cross 71 vs. Lafayette 54
  • Feb 10, 2016 - Holy Cross 67 vs. Lafayette 54
  • Jan 13, 2016 - Lafayette 65 vs. Holy Cross 52