SERIES: Holy Cross leads 37-18 and has won six straight meetings



KEY PLAYERS: Navy — Junior swingman Brandon Venturini leads the team in scoring with 10.6 points per game and assists with 35. Junior forward Worth Smith is also averaging 10.6 points and leads the Mids in rebounding (5.2 per game). Holy Cross — Senior center Dave Dudzinski leads the team and ranks third in the Patriot League in scoring with 15.2 points per game. The 6-foot-9, 227-pounder leads the league in rebounding with a 7.2 average. Sophomore guard Cullen Hamilton and junior forward Malcolm Miller are averaging 11.8 and 10.2 points. Freshman forward Malachi Alexander is a four-time Patriot League Rookie of the Week selection.

OF NOTE: Navy is coming off just its second home loss of the season, a 68-66 overtime defeat at the hands of Lehigh. That was the third overtime loss this season for the Mids… Holy Cross, which is tied for fourth in the Patriot League standings, comes in riding a three-game winning streak… Navy is giving away the NBA Rookie Card of all-time great David Robinson. The first 100 kids ages 14-and-under will receive the official trading card for the Naval Academy graduate, who was a rookie with the San Antonio Spurs during the 1989-90 season.