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#pounditFriday, September 24, 2021

Colgate loses best player Rapolas Ivanauskas due to contact lens issue

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Colgate gave Tennessee a tough game in their first round matchup of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, and they did it despite being without their top player for much of the game.

Rapolas Ivanauskas was dealing with a contact lens issue and ended up missing half the game.

The junior forward entered the game averaging a team-high 16.4 points and 7.9 rebounds per game for Colgate. His last action in the game came when he missed a shot with three minutes to go in the first half.

Ivanauskas went 0-for-4 with no points, four rebounds, and an assist in the 77-70 defeat.

Colgate finishes the season 24-11. The Vols advance to face Iowa in the second round on Sunday.

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