UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jacob Grandison made six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 24 points, Austin Butler had 12 points, 11 rebounds and five assists and Holy Cross beat Siena 57-45 on Sunday.
Holy Cross trailed 32-27 early in the second half before going on a 14-0 run, ending in back-to-back 3-pointers by Grandison. Matt Faw and Grandison each hit a 3-pointer to put Holy Cross up 15 with 4:55 left and the Crusaders led by double figures the rest of the way.
Jehyve Floyd had five blocks and three steals for Holy Cross (3-2), which played just seven players.
Evan Fisher led Siena (2-2) with 14 points, seven rebounds and three assists. Freshman Sloan Seymour was 2 of 10 from 3-point range as Siena shot 21 percent from distance. The Saints play their home opener on Wednesday against Lehigh.
The first free-throw attempt came with 7:40 remaining in the second half as the two teams combined to go 0 for 3.