WASHINGTON -- John Schoof scored 16 points to help American to a 59-50 victory over Colgate in a Patriot League quarterfinal Wednesday night.
Tony Wroblicky added 14 points and 10 rebounds, and contributed a pair of late dunks to ensure the second-seeded Eagles (18-12) will host third-seeded Holy Cross in a semifinal Saturday.
Darius Gardner added 12 points for American, who won at seventh seed Colgate on Jan. 11 before losing at home to the Raiders (13-18) four weeks later.
Murphy Burnatowski scored 15 points for Colgate, which saw its win streak snapped at four in a season-ending defeat.
American shot 70 percent (14 of 20) from the foul line. Colgate shot just 50 percent (9 of 18) while tying season-lows for points in a game and in a first half.
Down 30-15 at halftime, the Raiders gradually cut into the lead, first drawing within 11 four times before Burnatowski's baseline 3-pointer closed it to 42-32.
Sherman-Newsome later cut the deficit to nine with a foul shot and eight with a 3-pointer before Ethan Jacobs' inside basket made it 50-43 with 1:54 left.
Wroblicky answered with a transition dunk off Schoof's long feed. After Burnatowski's free throw again closed it to seven, Wroblicky slammed in another to make it 55-46 with 1:00 left.
Schoof hit a pair of 3-pointers during an 18-0 run that gave American a 24-7 lead, before Burnatowski's jumper finally ended a 10:57 stretch without a Colgate field goal.
The Raiders missed 12 field goal attempts and committed five of their seven first-half turnovers in that stretch.