Colgate Raiders

NCAA Division: Division I
Conference: Patriot League (1990-present)
Past Conferences: North Atlantic
City: Hamilton, N.Y.
Stadium: Cotterell Court

NCAA Tournaments: 5 (1995, 1996, 2019, 2021, 2022)
Championships:
National Championships: None
Conference Tournament Titles: 5 (1995, 1996, 2019, 2021, 2022)
Conference Regular Season Titles: 6 (1994, 1995, 1996, 2019, 2020, 2022)

Team History

The Colgate Raiders are a Division I team based in Hamilton, N.Y. Colgate currently competes in the Patriot League and is coached by Matt Lengel.

Colgate swept the Patriot League regular season and tournament titles in 2022, winning over 20 games for the third time in program history. The Raiders returned to the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year and fell in the first round to third-seeded Wisconsin, 67-60.

The Raiders are 0-5 in the tournament, having also lost in the first round in 1995, 1996, 2019, and 2021.
Colgate’s postseason history also includes an appearance in the 2018 College Basketball Invitational, where it lost the opener to San Francisco.

Matt Langel for 11 Seasons

Langel, a former assistant at Penn and Temple, has been at the helm for 11 seasons. He has amassed a 186-172 record (.520) record and was named the league’s top coach for three straight seasons from 2018-20.

In 2019-20, Langel guided the Raiders to a school-record 25 wins and the Patriot League regular season title. The Raiders, however, never got an opportunity to build on that success, as the NCAA Tournament was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the time, many projections had Colgate making the field of 68. NCAA.com’s Andy Katz, for example, had Colgate as a No. 15 seed.

Notable alumni include Ernie Vandeweghe and Adonal Foyle. Foyle, a former All-American who holds the school record for career rebounds (1,103), blocks (492) and minutes per game (36.5) was taken eighth overall in the 1997 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors. He’s one of five Raiders to have his number retired, along with Vandeweghe, Bob Duffy, Mike Ferrara and Tucker Neale, the program’s all-time leading scorer (2,075).

Colgate was a favorite among oddsmakers entering the 2022-23 season, as the Raiders were picked first in the Patriot League preseason poll. Senior Tucker Richardson was named Preseason Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year in the league.

All-Time Records

Points Scored
o Tucker Neale: 2,075
o Will Rayman: 1,836
o Adonal Foyle: 1,776

Rebounds
o Adonal Foyle: 1,103
o John Nichols: 1,071
o Will Rayman: 900

Assists
o Jordan Burns: 503
o Hasan Brown: 484
o Tucker Richardson: 428

 

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