Third time's a charm? Colgate's Quest for NCAA tourney win begins today

The matchup from Columbus, Ohio as the raiders search for the program's first NCAA tournament victory.

Posted: Mar 22, 2019 12:57 PM
Updated: Mar 22, 2019 1:08 PM

COLUMBUS, OHIO -- It's game day, and every Colgate men’s basketball fan is wondering if the Raiders can be this year's Cinderella story.

The matchup from Columbus, Ohio as the raiders search for the program's first NCAA tournament victory. But the Raiders face a formidable opponent, the Tennessee volunteers are technically a two seed, but with a stint as the number team in the country this season some argue they could've been a one seed.

The Volunteers are led by back-to-back South Eastern Conference Player of the Year Grant Williams, he averages around 20 a game.
The Raiders understand what they're up against in Friday's contest.

“They’re a great team, they’re a great, great team. They’ve proved that. They're a well-disciplined team very aggressive, very strong. I’m just repeating what everyone knows. From my opinion it’s gonna be a great game, a very aggressive game do what we do best, shoot the three ball and not turn the ball over. I feel good about this game and I’m excited to get going,” said Raiders junior forward Rapolas Ivanauskas.

The best player in the history of Colgate men's basketball, who led them to their only two other NCAA appearances, Adonal Foyle, is even cheering the team on. In a tweet, he encouraged the team to make new history.

“They're very good, they've got two time player of the year Grant Williams Schofield is a great shooter they're a really athletic team probably the most athletic team we'll ever play. They're def a very good team, but were gonna keep sticking to what we do and hopefully get the win,” said Raiders senior forward Will Rayman.

“Amazing, amazing, they were number one for a couple of weeks they have a guy that’s in the running for player of the year so they’re a very good team and we know that. They have a lot of guys that are gonna be in the NBA so it will be a good challenge for us and we'll see where we stand amongst other D1 athletes, so it'll be a good time,” said Raiders sophomore Jordan Burns.

Tipoff between Colgate and Tennessee set for approximately 2:45 p.m. at Nationwide Arena, its win or go home for the Raiders.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 400299

Reported Deaths: 32331
CountyConfirmedDeaths
New York City21840323267
Nassau422322190
Suffolk419111992
Westchester352261433
Rockland13691670
Orange10820484
Erie7660644
Dutchess4262152
Monroe4120277
Onondaga3078190
Albany2190121
Ulster185386
Oneida1806104
Sullivan146448
Putnam135563
Niagara132794
Schenectady85237
Broome78460
Rensselaer58830
Saratoga58717
Columbia48237
Madison37117
Ontario29333
Orleans28754
Warren27433
Steuben27241
Fulton26424
Greene26418
Washington24914
Genesee2465
St. Lawrence2272
Oswego2163
Wayne2013
Herkimer1844
Tompkins1810
Chenango1666
Tioga15924
Chautauqua1557
Chemung1482
Livingston1448
Cattaraugus1346
Montgomery1284
Cayuga1242
Clinton1074
Wyoming1015
Jefferson950
Delaware914
Otsego885
Seneca730
Allegany641
Schoharie620
Cortland560
Essex510
Yates486
Franklin350
Lewis310
Schuyler130
Hamilton60
Unassigned00
Utica
Broken Clouds
85° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 91°
Oneonta
Broken Clouds
78° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 80°
Herkimer
Broken Clouds
85° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 91°
Thendara
Broken Clouds
85° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 91°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Click here to learn more about A Healthier Mohawk Valley
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve
Senior Send-Off brought to you by Herkimer College
Menu 2 Go list of takeout dinners & fish fries
WKTV Golf Card - Under 150 left