Men’s basketball lambasts Holy Cross, 101-44


Catherine Argyople

Senior guard Jordan Roland goes for a dunk in a game last season versus Eastern Michigan.

Jordan Baron, sports editor

Northeastern men’s basketball set a program record in margin of victory last night, as the Huskies swept past the Holy Cross Crusaders, 101-44, at the Hart Center in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Senior guard Jordan Roland had 28 points over 27 minutes of play, while redshirt sophomore forward Jason Strong and freshman guard Tyson Walker followed Roland with 18 and 15 points of their own, respectively.

The Huskies (3-2) launched a first half crusade on the Crusaders (0-4), scoring 63 points in the first 20 minutes of the game. The performance was backed by an NU offense that shot 75 percent from behind the line in the first half and scored 20 points off turnovers against a struggling Holy Cross defense. The Husky bench squad also lit up the floor on Tuesday night, putting up 31 points in the first half and 44 on the night.

NU continued their siege in the second, securing 38 more points to bring their grand total to 101. An analysis of both teams performance sees a less extreme difference compared to the first 20 minutes, but the Huskies did continue to lead in points in the paint (18-12), a theme that was consistent throughout the night; the Holy Cross defense truly could not deal with the Husky offensive.

Northeastern will travel to Fort Myers, Florida, for the Gulf Coast Showcase Monday, which will start with a face-off against South Alabama (3-2) at 11 a.m.