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Colgate Joins Ncaa Field; Others Keep Chances Alive

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Adonal Foyle blocked 10 shots and Colgate held Holy Cross without a field goal for the first 6-1/2 minutes of the second half to win its second straight Patriot League championship, 74-65 Wednesday night at Hamilton, N.Y.

Foyle had 22 points and 15 rebounds for the top-seeded Red Raiders (15-14), who head to the NCAA tournament for the second straight year. He also had a career-high six assists and was named tournament MVP.

Holy Cross (16-13) hit just 20 of 76 shots as it lost for the first time in its last nine games.

(13) Syracuse 76, Notre Dame 55

At the Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden in New York, Orangemen senior forward John Wallace scored 32 points, one off his career-high, as Syracuse rode his strong second half to a win over the Fighting Irish.

Syracuse (23-7) withstood a second-half run by Notre Dame (9-18) then pulled away to advance to today’s quarterfinals against Boston College, which beat Pittsburgh 70-66 in the opening round.

Wisconsin 54, (16) Penn State 52

At Madison, Wis., Sean Daugherty’s 16-footer at the buzzer lifted the Badgers (16-13, 8-9 Big Ten) to a win over the Nittany Lions (20-6, 11-6).

It was a second straight upset for Penn State, which was beaten 65-60 at Minnesota on Saturday.

Minnesota 72, (19) Iowa 64

At Minneapolis, Bobby Jackson had a career-high 21 points and John Thomas added 15 as the Golden Gophers (17-12, 9-8 Big Ten) knocked off the Hawkeyes (21-8, 10-7) and kept alive their slim NCAA tournament hopes.

The Gophers avenged a 92-63 loss at Iowa City on Jan. 6.

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