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Colgate wins its 4th straight, posts 83-69 win over American

HAMILTON, N.Y. (AP) Jordan Burns and Will Rayman combined to score 52 points and Colgate rode a 14-point, first-half lead to an 83-69 victory over American in a Patriot League contest Saturday afternoon.

The Raiders now have won four straight games for the second time this season.

Larry Motuzis gave American (5-16, 2-8) the lead midway through the first half with a layup that made it 20-19, but Jordan Swopshire drilled a 3 and Sean O'Brien hit back-to-back 3s and tacked on two free throws to put the Raiders (12-9. 7-3) on course to a 43-29 halftime advantage.

Burns hit 10 of 16 from the field, including 3 of 5 from deep, to finish with 27 points. Rayman was 10 of 14 from the floor, including 3 of 5 from distance, and grabbed seven boards to go with his 25 points. O'Brian added 14 points.

Sam Iorio and Sa'eed Nelson each scored 24 points to lead American.

Updated January 27, 2018

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