Of eight out-of-conference
tests on this day, the most telling will be how the Huskies hunker down at home against the fifth-ranked Hurricane.
Holy Cross won nine out-of-conference
games and got off to a good start in PL play before faltering during a four-game losing streak.
Aside from three meetings with the Clippers, the Lakers have played division opponents just five of a possible 20 games, and they play another out-of-conference
foe tonight, Charlotte.
The win was part of a solid out-of-conference
stretch during which HC also beat New England foes UMass, Harvard and Northeastern.
The Crusaders will face a demanding out-of-conference
schedule, with six games against teams that advanced to the postseason last year, including defending NCAA champion UConn.
Becker has registered out-of-conference
victories against Rhode Island College and Bridgewater State, both NCAA Division 3 tourney participants last year, and perennial regional power WPI.
The Crusaders finished their out-of-conference
slate at 1-13.
The Crusaders are 4-4 and have already won as many out-of-conference
games as they did last season.
Holy Cross jumps right into what projects to be a difficult out-of-conference
opponents include Boston College, UMass, Wake Forest, New Hampshire, Hofstra, St.
foes averaged almost 75 points on 45 percent shooting against Holy Cross.
She played through it and played all right in HC's last two out-of-conference
games, scoring 10 points in 31 minutes against Dartmouth and 24 points on 8-of-11 shooting against Rhode Island.