2020–21 Colgate Raiders men's basketball team

The 2020–21 Colgate Raiders men's basketball team represented Colgate University in the 2020–21 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Raiders, were led by tenth-year head coach Matt Langel, play their home games at Cotterell Court in Hamilton, New York as members of the Patriot League. With the creation of mini-divisions to cut down on travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they played in the North Division.[1]

2020–21 Colgate Raiders men's basketball
Colgate Raiders (2020) logo.svg
Patriot League North division champions and tournament champions
NCAA Tournament, First Round
ConferencePatriot League
DivisionNorth Division
2020–21 record14–2 (11–1 Patriot)
Head coach
Assistant coaches
  • Dave Klatsky
  • Shawn Trice
  • Pat Moore
Home arenaCotterell Court
Seasons
2021–22 →
2020–21 Patriot League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
North
Colgate 11 1   .917     14 2   .875
Army 7 7   .500     12 10   .545
Boston University 6 10   .375     7 11   .389
Holy Cross 5 11   .313     5 11   .313
Central
Lafayette 9 5   .643     9 6   .600
Bucknell 4 6   .400     5 7   .417
Lehigh 4 10   .286     4 11   .267
South
Navy 12 1   .923     15 3   .833
American 4 5   .444     4 6   .400
Loyola 4 10   .286     6 11   .353
2021 Patriot League Tournament winner

Previous seasonEdit

The Raiders finished the 2019–20 season 25–9, 14–4 in Patriot League play to win the Patriot League regular season championship. They defeated Lehigh[2] and Lafayette[3] to reach the championship game of the Patriot League Tournament, where they lost to Boston University.[4] As a regular season league champion who failed to win their league tournament, they received an automatic bid to the 2020 National Invitation Tournament. However, the NIT and all other postseason tournaments were cancelled amid the COVID-19 pandemic.[5]

RosterEdit

2020–21 Colgate Raiders men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Nelly Cummings 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr Bowling Green Midland, Pennsylvania
G 1 Jordan Burns 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Sr Kent School San Antonio, Texas
G 2 Zach Light 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr Northfield Mount Hermon New York, New York
G 3 Pearson Parker 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Phillips Exeter Los Angeles, California
G/F 4 Ryan Moffatt 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) So Hempfield High School Lancaster, Pennsylvania
G 5 David Maynard 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Sr Herriman High School Herriman, Utah
F 12 Nicholas Evtimov 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So Western Carolina King, North Carolina
G 13 Jack Ferguson 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sr Homestead High School Fort Wayne, Indiana
F 14 Keegan Records 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) So St. Andrew's School South Kingstown, Rhode Island
G 15 Tucker Richardson 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jr Blair Academy Flemington, New Jersey
F 22 Malcolm Bailey 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 210 lb (95 kg) So Ridley College Stratford, Ontario
F 30 Sam Thomson 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Fr Brooks School KitchenerWaterloo, Ontario
G 33 Oliver Lynch-Daniels 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr Houston Baptist Chapel Hill, North Carolina
G 34 Alex Capitano 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Episcopal Academy Malvern, Pennsylvania
F 35 Blake Henry 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jr Foothill College Menlo Park, California
C 55 Jeff Woodward 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Fr Methacton High School Audubon, Pennsylvania
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: January 12, 2021

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Patriot League regular season
January 2, 2021
3:00 pm, ESPN+
Army W 101–57  1–0
(1–0)
Cotterell Court 
Hamilton, NY
January 3, 2021
4:00 pm, ESPN+
Army L 73–75  1–1
(1–1)
Cotterell Court 
Hamilton, NY
January 9, 2021
6:00 pm, ESPN+
at Boston University W 86–79  2–1
(2–1)
Case Gym 
Boston, MA
January 10, 2021
6:00 pm, CBSSN
at Boston University W 89–45  3–1
(3–1)
Case Gym 
Boston, MA
January 16, 2021
1:00 pm, ESPN+
Holy Cross W 95-55  4–1
(4–1)
Cotterell Court 
Hamilton, NY
January 17, 2021
1:00 pm, ESPN+
Holy Cross W 96-87  5–1
(5–1)
Cotterell Court 
Hamilton, NY
January 30, 2021
2:00 pm, ESPN+
at Holy Cross W 74-63 OT  6–1
(6–1)
Hart Center 
Worcester, MA
January 31, 2021
5:00 pm, ESPN+
at Holy Cross W 78-60  7–1
(7–1)
Hart Center 
Worcester, MA
February 13, 2021
4:00 pm, ESPN+
at Army W 95–55  8–1
(8–1)
Christl Arena 
West Point, NY
February 14, 2021
6:00 pm, ESPN+
at Army W 92–83  9–1
(9–1)
Christl Arena 
West Point, NY
February 20, 2021
1:00 pm, ESPN+
Boston University W 82–72  10–1
(10–1)
Cotterell Court 
Hamilton, NY
February 21, 2021
1:00 pm, ESPN+
Boston University W 78–63  11–1
(11–1)
Cotterell Court 
Hamilton, NY
Patriot League Tournament
March 6, 2021
1:00 pm, ESPN+
(2) (7) Boston University
Quarterfinals
W 77–69  12–1
Cotterell Court 
Hamilton, NY
March 10, 2021
7:30 pm, CBSSN
(2) (6) Bucknell
Semifinals
W 105–75  13–1
Cotterell Court 
Hamilton, NY
March 14, 2021
12:00 pm, CBSSN
(2) (9) Loyola (MD)
Championship
W 85–72  14–1
Cotterell Court 
Hamilton, NY
NCAA Tournament
March 19, 2021
12:45 pm, truTV
(14 S) vs. (3 S) No. 10 Arkansas
First round
L 68–85  14–2
Bankers Life Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern.

Source[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Patriot League Plan on 2021 Basketball Season Starting in January". Patriot League. November 9, 2020. Retrieved January 12, 2021.
  2. ^ "Colgate Closes out Lehigh, 83-70". Colgate University Athletics. March 5, 2020. Retrieved January 12, 2021.
  3. ^ "Lafayette vs. Colgate - Game Summary". ESPN. March 8, 2020. Retrieved January 12, 2021.
  4. ^ "No. 3 Boston University Claims First Patriot League Men's Basketball Championship". Patriot League. March 11, 2020. Retrieved January 12, 2021.
  5. ^ "NCAA cancels men's and women's basketball championships due to coronavirus concerns". NCAA.com. March 17, 2020. Retrieved January 12, 2021.
  6. ^ "2020-21 Men's Basketball Schedule". Colgate University Athletics. Retrieved February 23, 2021.