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Colgate 57, Navy 51

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Colgate overcame a shaky start and hung on at the end to beat cold-shooting Navy 57-51 in a first-round Patriot League tournament game Monday night in Hamilton, N.Y.

With the win, the seventh-seeded Raiders (13-17) advance to the quarterfinals, where they will play second-seeded American on Wednesday night.

The Midshipmen (9-21) end their season with a five-game losing streak. They have lost 14 consecutive games in conference-tournament play, the longest such active streak in Division I.

The Raiders, who started the game making seven turnovers in the first seven minutes, took the lead for good on a 7-0 run that gave them a 27-21 halftime advantage.

Colgate didn’t clinch the win until guard Damon Sherman-Newsome hit two free throws with 7.9 seconds left to give the Raiders a 55-51 cushion. Colgate guard Austin Tillotson added two more free throws with 1.7 seconds remaining.

Navy guard Brandon Venturini led all scorers with 24 points on 11-of-21 shooting. The rest of the team shot 9-for-31 from the field.

Sherman-Newsome led Colgate with 16 points. Guard Luke Roh and center Ethan Jacobs each added 10 points for the Raiders, and Jacobs grabbed a team-high nine rebounds.

Colgate led 39-26 less than seven minutes into the second half, but Navy went on an 8-0 run that cut that margin to 39-34 with 10:19 left in the game.

Tillotson ended Navy’s run with a 3-pointer, and the Raiders led 46-36 with less than four minutes left.

The Midshipmen were able to trim that down to 53-51 with 8.9 seconds left before the Raiders sealed the win at the free-throw line.

Alan is an expert gambling writer who works as one of the chief editors for Basketball Insiders. He has been covering online gambling and sports betting for over 8 years, having written for the likes of Sportlens,, The Sports Daily, 90min, and His particular specialisms include US online casinos and gambling regulations, and soccer and basketball betting. Based in London, Alan holds an MA in English Literature and is a passionate supporter of Chelsea FC.

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