At a glance: Holy Cross, Southern’s NCAA tournament First Four opponent _lowres

Holy Cross coach Bill Carmody shouts to forward Eric Green during the first half against Lehigh in the NCAA college basketball Patriot League Championship game at Lehigh in Bethlehem, Pa., Wednesday, March 9, 2016. Holy Cross defeated Lehigh 59-56 to win the championship. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

LOCATION: Worcester, Mass.

RECORD: 14-19

NICKNAME: Crusaders

COACH: Bill Carmody

CONFERENCE: Patriot League

BID: Tournament champion

NCAA TOURNAMENT RECORD: 7-12 in 12 appearances


SCORING LEADERS: Malachi Alexander, 12.0; Robert Champion, 11.5; Karl Charles, 10.8

BRIEFLY: Holy Cross saved its best basketball for last. It entered the conference tournament as the ninth seed and became the first team in Patriot League history to win four games in the tournament. The Crusaders knocked off No. 1 seed Bucknell before beating second-seeded Lehigh for its record sixth title. ... The Crusaders are led by long-time college coach Bill Carmody, who previously was head coach at Princeton (1996-2000) and Northwestern (2000-13). ... They represent a Jesuit university with an enrollment of 2,900 students near Boston.