WASHINGTON -- Will Rayman scored 19 points and grabbed 16 rebounds, four players reached double-figure scoring and Colgate defeated American 79-69 Saturday.
The 6-foot-9 Rayman was 8-for-9 shooting and snatched 11 of his 16 rebounds off the defensive glass. Rapolas Ivanauskas added 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Raiders (16-5, 7-1 Patriot League), who have won their last three.
Colgate's win, coupled with Navy's loss to Army, gives the Raiders two games on the rest of the Patriot field.
Rayman's double-double was his third in a row, while Ivanauskas picked up his third of the season. Jordan Burns chipped in 13 points with five assists and three steals, Jack Ferguson scored 12 points and was 5-for-5 at the foul line.
Colgate opened the second half on a 12-0 run, but Nelson led American's answering 8-0 rally.
Colgate takes on Lafayette at home on Wednesday. American takes on Lehigh at home on Monday.
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