ALBANY, N.Y. -- Murphy Burnatowski scored 19 points to pace Colgate over Albany 69-60 on Saturday.
Colgate scored the first 10 points of the game, but Albany immediately went on a 12-0 run to erase that lead. The Great Danes led at half 36-34 after Johnson's emphatic dunk with 27 seconds before intermission.
After Johnson made one of a pair of free throws at 16:04 of the second half, Albany led by four at 41-37. But Burnatowski made three treys in the second half -- the first broke a 41-all tie and the last stretched Colgate's lead to six with 4:27 remaining.
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.