Swopshire, Burns lead Colgate to 72-63 win over American
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jordan Swopshire had 18 points and freshman Jordan Burns scored 10 of his 14 points in the final five minutes to help Colgate beat American 72-63 on Tuesday night for its fourth win in a row.
Will Rayman hit 5 of 6 from the field, made 5 of 7 from the free-throw line and finished with 15 points for Colgate (7-6, 2-0 Patriot League). Sean O’Brien added six points, a career-high tying eight rebounds, six assists and three steals with no turnovers.
Burns scored seven points during a 9-3 spurt that gave the Raiders a 67-60 lead with 1:54 to play. American’s Larry Motuzis hit a 3-pointer 20 seconds later, but the Eagles committed a turnover on each of their next three possessions and Colgate hit 5 of 6 free throws in the final 47 seconds to seal it.
Sa’eed Nelson led American (3-10, 0-2) with 21 points and five assists.
Colgate shot 51 percent (27 of 53) from the field and scored 25 points off 18 Eagles turnovers.