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Burns scores 20 to lead Colgate over American 83-81 in OT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jordan Burns had 20 points as Colgate beat American 83-81 in overtime on Saturday.

American closed to 82-81 on Sa’eed Nelson’s free throws with four seconds to play before Will Rayman made 1 of 2 free throws and Sam Iorio’s 3 at the buzzer missed. American led 36-31 at halftime and Colgate’s Francisco Amiel tied it at 71 with a 3-pointer to force overtime.

Burns made 6 of 9 3-pointers and added six assists.

Rapolas Ivanauskas had 19 points for Colgate (17-10, 9-5 Patriot League), which won its fourth straight game. Dana Batt added 12 points and four blocks. Tucker Richardson had seven rebounds and seven assists.

Nelson had 27 points and six rebounds for the Eagles (13-12, 7-7). He also had seven turnovers and four assists. Stacy Beckton Jr. added 17 points and three blocks. Mark Gasperini had 13 points and four assists.

The Raiders improve to 2-0 against the Eagles this season. Colgate defeated American 73-69 on Jan. 6. Colgate takes on Bucknell at home on Tuesday. American takes on Lafayette on the road on Wednesday.

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