HAMILTON, N.Y. -- Jared Mintz scored 19 points and Lafayette defeated Colgate 80-65 Wednesday night for its third win in four games.
The Leopards took the lead for good on Ben Wheeler's 3-pointer with 12:47 left in the first half. That made it 14-11, and Lafayette expanded the lead to 16 by halftime, 41-25.
The Leopards (10-14, 5-4 Patriot League) built the lead to 25 points in the second half as Levi Giese scored two of his 11 points on a layup to make it 62-37 with 12:02 to play.
The Raiders (6-18, 3-6) cut the deficit to 13 points inside the final minute, but never came closer.
Mitch Rolls had 12 to lead Colgate, which could not prevent its two-game win streak from ending.