Colgate rolls Lafayette to advance to Patriot championship

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HAMILTON, N.Y. (AP)Jordan Burns scored 17 points and Will Rayman had a double-double and top-seeded Colgate ran away from No. 5 seed Lafayette 89-64 on Sunday in a Patriot League Tournament semifinal game on Sunday.

Colgate (24-8) will host No. 3 seed Boston on Wednesday for a berth to the NCAA Tournament.

Rayman finished 7-of-11 shooting for 16 points and 11 rebounds. Jack Ferguson scored 13 points off the bench, Rapolas Ivanauskas 12, Nelly Cummings 11 and Keegan Records 10 off the bench. The Raiders built a 22-7 lead and never trailed. They extended the advantage to 47-27 at intermission. Lafayette (19-11) never got within 17 points in the second half.

Colgate made 11 of 31 from 3-point range and finished 35 of 72 (48.6%) overall. The Raiders owned a 48-30 rebounding advantage with 19 coming on the offensive end.

E.J. Stephens and Tyrone Perry each scored 22 for the Leopards.

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