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Holy Cross swim team tries to disrupt BU free throw attempt

The Holy Cross boys basketball team got an unlikely assist Monday night.

The Crusaders swim team, playing against Boston College at the Hart Center, tried to distract Ethan Okwosa during two free throw attempts at the end of the first half.

The home crowd applauded the swimmers in suits and swim caps as they skipped and waved their arms around the concourse.

“Ethan Okwosa had just made a shot with the Holy Cross swim team, who had come out of a nearby pool to provide a little distraction, and he was able to answer the call,” CBS Sports said. broadcast, and the analysts laughed as they watched the swimmers depart. Second time. “Let’s all get back to work!”

But it was all for nothing as Okwosa made two shots from the charity stripe to give the Terriers a 39-33 lead with 9.2 seconds left.

As the schools compete for the Turnpike Trophy, the swimmers get a little extra motivation from their pranks.


The Holy Cross swim team wasn’t going to leave the free throws uncontested. CBS Sports

The BU men’s swim team won 212-82 against Holy Cross in the Dec. 2 match.

Points are awarded to Competition between Patriot League rivals The Terriers have won every year since 2015.

The Terriers held a 5-3 lead entering Monday night, and the Crusaders women’s basketball team won 61-50 before the men took the court.

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