ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Jordan Swopshire had 16 points, with four 3-pointers, and nine rebounds to help Colgate beat Navy 69-64 on Sunday.
Swopshire and Francisco Amiel made 3-pointers on back-to-back possessions and Amiel capped the 8-0 run with two free throws to give Colgate a 55-54 lead — its first since 34-33.
Hasan Abdullah hit a deep 3-pointer at 55.9 to pull Navy within 66-64, but Swopshire was left open after a high screen and sank a 3. Navy’s Shawn Anderson missed a 3 and Colgate ran out the clock.
Sean O’Brien and Amiel each added 12 points for Colgate (13-10, 8-4 Patriot League). Colgate, which scored 24 points off Navy’s 15 turnovers, was without Jordan Burns, a three-time conference rookie of the week.
Tom Lacey scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds for Navy (15-10, 6-6). Anderson, the only player in the Patriot League’s top 15 for scoring (13.5), rebounding (5.3) and assists (3.1), added six points and six rebounds with nine assists.