Grandison had 19 points by halftime and matched his career high with six 3-pointers as the Crusaders (12-9, 3-5 Patriot League) shot 63 percent from beyond the arc (12 of 19). Butler scored the last five points in a 10-0 run to open the second half as Holy Cross grabbed a 42-34 lead with 16:34 left to play and never trailed again.
George Kiernan hit a 3-pointer to pull the Midshipmen (6-13, 3-5) within 65-61 with 46 seconds left, but Caleb Green sank four free throws from there to help Holy Cross hold on. Green scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half.
George Kiernan was a one-man show for Navy. The senior forward matched his career high with 27 points, sinking a career-best seven 3-pointers. Kiernan had missed all eight of his 3-point tries over the previous two games, until sinking 7 of 13 against the Crusaders. He added eight rebounds. Evan Wieck snagged 13 rebounds for the Midshipmen.
Holy Cross led 30-25 late in the first half, but Kiernan's 3-pointer with seven seconds left capped a 9-2 run and gave Navy a 34-32 halftime lead.
Seton Hall's Sandro Mamukelashvili breaks wrist in loss at Iowa State
Seton Hall starting forward Sandro Mamukelashvili broke his right wrist in the first half of Sunday night's loss to Iowa State.
Homesley, Baxter-Bell help Liberty beat Grand Canyon 70-61
Caleb Homesley had 13 of his 17 points in the second half, Myo Baxter-Bell scored 15, and Liberty used a 15-0 second-half run to pull away for a 70-61 win over Grand Canyon on Sunday night in the Jerry Colangelo Classic at Talking Stick Resort Arena.
Davison carries E. Washington over North Dakota 98-82
Jacob Davison had 39 points, Kim Aiken Jr. had a double-double, and Eastern Washington beat North Dakota 98-82 on Sunday.