The Colgate men’s basketball team put up a strong fight in its season opener at 2014 National Champion UConn Friday, Nov. 10, as the Raiders stayed within five of the Huskies in the final minutes before UConn pulled away late for a 70-58 win.

Three Raiders finished in double-figures, led by sophomore Will Rayman’s 19 points. Senior Jordan Swopshire chipped in 14 points and a team-best nine rebounds, while first-year Jordan Burns added 11 points in his collegiate debut.

Colgate finished the game shooting 38.5 percent (20-for-52) from the field, 27.6 percent (8-for-29) from three-point range and 66.7 percent (10-for-15) from free throw range.

The Raiders make their home debut at Cotterell Court Thursday, Nov. 16, when Colgate hosts in-state rival Cornell. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.