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Burns scores 40 to lift Colgate over Green Bay 99-81

Jordan Burns scored a career-high 40 points, including 8 of the team’s school-record 19 3-pointers as Colgate beat Green Bay 99-81 on Tuesday night in front of a raucous crowd at the Legends Classic Subregional.

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Adam Rittenberg ESPN Senior Writer 

Colgate star Rapolas Ivanauskas missed the second half against Tennessee because of what team officials are calling eye irritation. Coach Matt Langel described it as pink-eye and said Ivanauskas woke up with the issue Friday and tried to play, going 0-for-4 in the first half. "I don't think anybody thought it was going to be an issue," Langel said. "He had his glasses on all through the morning and went to put his contacts in, and was just really struggling ... to see. They tried a variety of different things, medications and ice and cleaning the lenses." Ivanauskas, who declined to speak with reporters, left Nationwide Arena with dark shades over his eyes.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Senior Writer 

Jordan Burns (32 points) and Colgate gave Tennessee a tremendous test, especially without its top scorer Rapolas Ivanauskas for most of the game. But Tennessee's backcourt depth of Jordan Bone, Jordan Bowden, Lamonte Turner and ultimately Admiral Schofield proved too good down the stretch. Grant Williams also made contributions despite only nine points.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Senior Writer 

Tennessee stars Admiral Schofield and Grant Williams have been relatively quiet today until the final minutes. Schofield hit second-half 3-pointers in the final 4:01, including one with 45.8 seconds left, to put the Vols up 73-64. Colgate has made it tough on Williams, but his patience in passing and a huge shot block against Jordan Burns have been huge late.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Senior Writer 

There are two conference players of the year in this game -- Tennessee's Grant Williams and Colgate's Rapolas Ivanauskas -- and so far they've combined for six points, nine rebounds and four turnovers in 38 minutes. Colgate has done an excellent job targeting Williams, and it has hit 6 of 10 from 3-point range to start the second half and take a 52-50 lead with 10:52 to play. Jordan Burns (18 points) has been exceptional for the Raiders.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Senior Writer 

Colgate alums Steve Munn (left) and Jacob Hobbs repping the toothpaste — and their alma mater — as they watch the NCAA tournament here in Columbus, where they both live and work. Munn had the T-shirt while at Colgate, and Hobbs had one made. They both graduated in 2015.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Senior Writer 

Tennessee closed the first half on a 22-12 run after Colgate had cut its deficit to two with 8:17 left. The Vols' quick-strike ability both inside (26 points in the paint) and outside with Lamonte Turner and Jordan Bowdwn (10 points each) has been difficult for Colgate, which has gotten nothing from Patriot League player of the year Rapolas Ivanauskas. The Raiders have done a decent job on Grant Williams, and Jordan Burns (12 points) and Dana Batt (8 points) are pacing them on offense.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Senior Writer 

Colgate has been pushing Tennessee thanks to its 3-point shooting prowess (4-of-9, including three by Jordan Burns), but Tennessee just showed why its so dangerous, scoring three layups in 20 seconds to boost its lead back to eight. Expect the Vols to go inside even more as they're struggling from the perimeter early in this one.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Senior Writer 

Colgate guard Jordan Burns refuted a report Wednesday that he had missed the team plane to Columbus and had to take an Uber instead, saying Thursday, "That wasn't true at all. Fake news." Burns told the Knoxville News Sentinel that his mother and others reached out after seeing the report, and he had to reassure them he was with his teammates at their hotel in Columbus. "It's just a fake tweet. It's really hysterical," he told the newspaper.

Virginia, Tennessee headline South Region (4:45)

Colgate beats Bucknell 94-80 for Patriot League title

Jordan Burns had a career-high 35 points and Will Rayman added 18 to lead top-seeded Colgate to a 94-80 victory over No. 2 Bucknell in the championship game of the Patriot League Tournament, giving the Raiders their first trip to the NCAA Tournament...

Colgate fans storm court after first tourney bid since 1996 (0:33)
Burns absolutely feeling it for Colgate (0:43)

Team Stats

Points Per Game75.2120th
Rebounds Per Game35.4261st
Assists Per Game14.3135th
Points Allowed73.3279th

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Tournament Record0-2
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Tournament Appearances2