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Floyd has 20 points, 15 rebounds to lead Holy Cross

BALTIMORE (AP) Jehyve Floyd scored 20 points on 8-of-9 shooting and grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds as Holy Cross defeated Loyola Maryland 80-73 on Thursday night in a Patriot League opener.

Caleb Green added 16 points and five assists, Austin Butler added 15 points and Jacob Grandison 13 for the Crusaders (10-4), who shot 51 percent in winning their fourth straight game and ninth in the last 11.

Andrew Kostecka hit four 3-pointers and scored 29 points, two shy of his career high, and Isaiah Hart added 17 points for the Greyhounds (4-10), losers of four in a row, who shot 52 percent.

Holy Cross had a 16-point lead in the first half that shrank to seven at the break then went up by 18 on a Green 3-pointer with 9 1/2 minutes left. Kostecka led the Greyhounds back, scoring 13 of their next 18 points to close within seven, 65-58. But Floyd responded with four straight points and Loyola wouldn't get closer than five, that coming with 21 seconds left before Green added two final free throws.

Updated January 3, 2019

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