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Cummings, Colgate hold off late Army rally for a 70-65 win

WEST POINT, N.Y. -- Nelly Cummings hit six straight free throws in the final 23 seconds to allow Colgate to hold off a furious Army rally to earn a 70-65 Patriot League victory on Monday night.

Down by 11 with just over two minutes to play Army rallied behind a 3-pointers by Tucker Blackwell, a Matt Wilson jumper and a 3 by Tommy Funk to get within two, 66-64 with :08. After Cummings hit his fifth and sixth shot from the line, Funk drew a foul and hit the first of two free throws and Wilson grabbed the carom off his second and fed Blackwell, who missed a shot to tie with a second left.

Will Rayman added two free throws with no time left to set the final score.

Cummings finishyed with 24 points to lead Colgate (11-4, 2-0). Rapolas Ivanauskas added 13 points and grabbed 10 boards, Jordan Burnes added 10 points and dished five assists and Rayman grabbed 10 rebounds.

Wilson finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds for Army (5-8, 0-2). Funk added 17 points.