Jake Collagan,Men's Basketball,Junior,Wethersfield,(Thru Dec. 2)

Jake Collagan,Men's Basketball,Junior,Wethersfield,(Thru Dec. 2)

Junior guard Jake Collagan of Wethersfield powered five-time defending Little East Conference champion Eastern to two opening conference wins and its fourth and fifth straight wins by averaging 21.0 points in a road 77-70 road win over Rhode Island College and an 82-59 home victory over UMass Boston. One of five conference players averaging over 20 points per game this year, Collagan netted 25 points against Rhode Island and 17 (12 in the second half) against UMass Boston to help the Warriors extend their LEC regular-season home unbeaten streak to 39. On the week, Collagan led Eastern with eight three-pointers and a 76.9 free-throw percentage (10-of-13). Against RIC, he was 5-of-6 from the stripe, with his free throw with 3:39 left breaking the fourth and final tie. After going 1-of-6 from “three” in the first half, he canned three of five en route to 15 second-half points.