Jordan Burns tallied 14 points to help lead the Colgate men's basketball team back from a 12-point second-half deficit Thursday, Jan. 3, but Navy reclaimed the momentum late and held on to defeat the Raiders 72-66 in the Patriot League opener at Alumni Hall in Annapolis.

Then on Sunday, Burns hit the go-ahead jumper in the final minute of regulation to lead the Raiders to its first Patriot League victory of the season with a 73-69 triumph over American at Cotterell Court.

In a game that saw six lead changes in the second half alone, American led by as many as eight points after a jumper made it 57-49 with 8:15 left. Colgate went to work from there, with a three-pointer from Jack Ferguson sparking a 9-0 run for the Raiders, who claimed a brief 58-57 lead.

Five minutes ran off the clock before the next Eagles field goal knotted the score at 61-61 with 3:15 showing. A layup from Will Rayman pulled the Raiders ahead 67-63 with just under two minutes left, but the next 60 seconds went the Eagles' way, and the visitors reclaimed a 68-67 lead.

Burns led all players with 15 points in the second half, but none were bigger than his two on a step-back jumper that pulled the Raiders ahead for good 69-68 with just 46 ticks left on the clock.

American missed its next two shots and Burns and Tucker Richardson sank all four free throws down the stretch to seal the Raider victory, 73-69.