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Holy Cross 67, Saint Joseph's 69

Nov 18, 2009 - 3:54 AM PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Carl Jones scored 18 points and hit two key free throws to lift Saint Joseph's to a 69-67 win over Holy Cross on Tuesday night.

Jones hit a jumper to give the Hawks (2-0) a 65-63 lead with 1:57 left, but Holy Cross' Andrew Beinert connected on a jumper at 1:43 to tie the score at 65.

Jones made four straight free throws and the Hawks led 69-65 with 15 seconds left.

Holy Cross' R.J. Evans missed a 3-pointer with 7 seconds on the clock, then teammate Adam May rebounded and missed a 3-pointer. Devin Brown rebounded for a putback with a second left and missed a free throw for the final margin.

Todd O'Brien registered his first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds for Saint Joseph's, which led 37-31 at halftime.

Brown led Holy Cross with 17 points while Evans had 16.

The Crusaders dominated the boards, outrebounding the Hawks 50-33.