Holy Cross vs. Lafayette odds, line: College basketball picks, predictions from proven model on 90-58 roll

Patriot League teams looking to turn their seasons around before March arrives will face off at noon ET Sunday when the Lafayette Leopards play host to the Holy Cross Crusaders on CBS Sports Network.’

Oddsmakers are giving a slight edge to the Crusaders (-2.5) in the latest Holy Cross vs. Lafayette odds. The Over-Under for total points Vegas expects is set at 137. Both teams are coming off a victory, but have struggled overall this season; they have combined to go 7-15 in conference play.’

Before making any Holy Cross vs. Lafayette picks of your own, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions from SportsLine’s advanced computer model.

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Holy Cross suspends women’s basketball coach Bill Gibbons

Holy Cross suspended 33-year women’s basketball coach Bill Gibbons on Thursday for the remainder of the season as the result of an internal investigation in a personnel matter, according to interim athletic director Brendan Sullivan.

The winningest coach in program history, Gibbons has compiled a 613-410 record and led the Crusaders to 11 Patriot League Championships.

Gibbons voluntarily took a three-month leave of absence from coaching duties in October 2013 when he was accused in a lawsuit of verbally and physically abusing his players at games and practices. He was reinstated in January 2014 after the college reviewed the findings of an independent investigation.

Crews powers Bethel upset

Trevion Crews scored a career-high 38 points on 13-of-16 from the field and 11-of-12 from the free throw line to lead the Bethel College’s men’s basketball team to an 85-76 victory over No. 3-ranked Spring Arbor (NAIA) Saturday in Mishawaka.

Luke Fisher added 17 points on 6-for-10 shooting from the field for the Pilots. Paul Forman added nine points and four assists.

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The Pilots will play their final home game of the season, in the Wiekamp Athletic Center, on Tuesday at 7 p.m. against Saint Francis. With a win, the Pilots would lock up the No. 5 seed in the upcoming Crossroads League Tournament quarterfinals.

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Spring preview 2019: Patriot League

As the college golf season gets ready to resume, Golfweek will preview each automatic-qualifier conference in Division I, offering picks to win, midseason All-Conference teams and more.

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Team rankings:’Loyola (Md.) (206),’Bucknell (230),’Lafayette (238), Army (240),’Navy (241), Lehigh (245), Colgate (258), Holy Cross (275)

Midseason All-Conference team: Justin Williamson, Army (482); Owen Quinn, Lehigh (543); Brendan Cronin, Lafayette (739); Chad Deegan, Navy (818); Connor O’Brien, Bucknell (898)

What to expect:’It was Navy that was victorious last year, but Loyola (Md.) has generally been on top in this conference in recent years having won three titles from 2014-17. The Greyhounds lead the conference again heading into the spring. They lack a high-end player at the moment, but their previous pedigree and current ranking is too strong to overlook.

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  • Publisher: Golfweek
  • Date: 2019-02-03T18:34:48+00:00
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