The Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball team opens the NCAA Tournament in the Midwest Region Friday vs. Colgate at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee.
Here are some things to know about Colgate.
Where is Colgate?
Hamilton, New York.
What is Colgate’s nickname?
What conference does Colgate play in?
What was Colgate’s record this season?
23-11 overall and 16-2 in the Patriot League. Colgate enters the NCAA Tournament on a 15-game winning streak. That was a huge rebound from an earlier stretch in the season when they lost eight of nine from Nov. 24-Jan. 4, including a stretch of five straight losses in that span.
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How did Colgate fare in the Patriot League Tournament?
As the regular season champions, Colgate was the top seed in the Patriot League and ran through its three opponents by an average of 21.3 points. The Raiders defeated Navy, 74-58, in the conference tournament championship game on March 9.
Who is Colgate’s leading scorer?
Nelly Cummings. The senior averages 14.5 points per game. He is one of five players for the Raiders who averages at least 10 points per game. The team’s primary starters are experienced (three seniors and two juniors).
What is Colgate’s NCAA history?
Colgate has four prior NCAA Tournament appearances. The Raiders are winless in their previous tournament games (2021, 2019, 1996 and 1995).
How did Colgate fare in its last NCAA Tournament game?
Colgate was also a No. 14 seed last season in a tournament that was played in a bubble around the Indianapolis area due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Raiders fell to Arkansas, 85-68, in the first round.
Are there any famous alumni from Colgate with Wisconsin connections?
Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy. He played football at Colgate in the 1970s and returned to the university to become the athletic director in 1992. He served in that role until 2003.
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