Floyd leads Holy Cross over Bucknell 72-71

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Jehyve Floyd had 19 points and eight rebounds and Matt Faw hit a 3-pointer with 6.3 seconds left as Holy Cross narrowly beat Bucknell 72-71 on Saturday.

Kimball Mackenzie’s 3-pointer with less than 10 seconds to play put Bucknell on top 69-68 but the Crusaders quickly got the ball downcourt to Faw on the left wing. He dribbled to the 3-point line, pump faked as a defender closing out flew by and nailed the game-winner, his only field goal of the game.

Bucknell lost the ball with four seconds left when Mackenzie drove into the lane and kicked it out but was called for an offensive foul after the pass. The Bison tried to foul on the inbounds but it wasn’t called until .8 seconds remained. The Crusaders’ Caleb Green missed two free throws and Mackenzie came close with an 80-foot heave at the buzzer.

Jacob Grandison had 17 points for Holy Cross (14-13, 5-9 Patriot League). Green added 14 points. Austin Butler had 11 points for the hosts.

The Crusaders forced a season-high 23 turnovers.

Nate Sestina had 17 points and 15 rebounds for the Bison (17-9, 11-3), whose five-game winning streak was snapped. Mackenzie added 16 points and six rebounds.

The Crusaders leveled the season series against the Bison with the win. Bucknell defeated Holy Cross 93-78 on Jan. 14.

Holy Cross takes on Boston University at home on Monday.

Bucknell takes on Colgate on the road on Tuesday.