HAMILTON, N.Y. (AP) — Will Rayman scored 29 points, Dana Batt added a career-high 18 points, and Colgate beat Army 87-83 on Wednesday night to clinch a top-four seed in the Patriot League tournament.
Sean O’Brien scored 13 points with six assists for the Raiders (16-2, 11-6), who scored 24 points off 17 Army turnovers. Jordan Burns had seven of Colgate’s 18 assists.
Colgate led by as many as 13 points, but Army closed to 62-61 on Luke Morrison’s 3-pointer and tied it at 77 on Jacob Kessler’s layup with 1:38 left. Colgate’s Jordan Swopshire hit a go-ahead jumper and Rayman and Francisco Amiel combined for three free throws for an 82-77 lead. Thomas Funk’s 3-point play made it 82-80, but the Black Knights got no closer as Colgate sealed it with five free throws in the final 26 seconds.
Funk scored 24 points, Alex King had 17, Morrison 11 and John Emezie 10 for Army (13-15, 6-11), which has lost five straight.