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Late rally drops Navy in loss to Colgate

Navy head coach Ed DeChellis walks on the court during an NCAA college basketball game against Ohio State at the Veterans Classic tournament, Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, in Annapolis, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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.

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