Ferguson Named Patriot League Rookie Of The Week

First-Year Led Colgate to Largest Margin of Victory in 71 Years

Colgate men’s basketball first-year guard Jack Ferguson has been named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week after guiding the Raiders to their largest margin of victory in 71 years, the league announced Tuesday afternoon.

Ferguson tallied 19 points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals in 15 minutes of action in the Raiders’ 103-52 win over Pitt-Bradford Friday. The Fort Wayne, Ind. native’s 19 points came from a 6-for-9 showing from the field, while his four rebounds, four assists and three steals were all career bests. For the season, Ferguson is averaging 8.1 points per game.

The 51-point win over Pitt-Bradford marked Colgate’s largest margin of victory since the 1946-47 season. The Raiders’ 103 points were the most in a single game in 20 years, while the Raiders improved to 5-0 at home for the first time in 17 years.

Ferguson is the second Raider to earn Rookie of the Week honors this season, as first-year Jordan Burns hauled in the honors on Nov. 20. It marks the first time since the 2000-01 season that two different Raiders have earned Patriot League Rookie of the Week laurels when Mark Linebaugh and Howard Blue combined for seven honors throughout the season.

Ferguson and the Raiders return to action Friday when Colgate opens Patriot League play at Holy Cross. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.and free video will be available on the Patriot League Network.

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