Faw, Pridgen help Holy Cross fend off Lehigh 96-95 in OT
Joe Pridgen scored seven of his 20 points in overtime, including a pair of free throws with two seconds remaining that were just enough for the the Crusaders (3-17, 2-5 Patriot League) to survive a last-second 3 from Lehigh’s Jordan Cohen.
Faw scored a 3-pointer late in regulation to bring the Crusaders within three, then assisted on Ryan Wade’s trey to knot the game with eight seconds left and force overtime. Faw hit 5 of 6 3-pointers. He added nine rebounds and four blocks. Pridgen also had nine rebounds and five assists.
Connor Niego had 19 points for Holy Cross, which ended a four-game losing streak. Ryan Wade added 16 points.
The 96 points were a season best for Holy Cross.
Holy Cross takes on Boston University at home on Saturday. Lehigh takes on Lafayette at home on Saturday.