Torey Thomas added 16 points for the Crusaders (25-6), who have a second-round matchup against one of four possible opponents -- Drexel, Buffalo, Hofstra or Saint Joseph's. Tuesday was Holy Cross' first postseason victory since beating Southern Mississippi in the first round of the NIT back in 1981.
Chris Thomas led Notre Dame (17-12) with 21 points, nine assists and seven rebounds.
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UPI Sports Results for September 19, 2014