Lions Pick Up First Ivy League Win Against Yale
Written by Bwog Staff
The Columbia men’s basketball team defeated Yale 53-42 Friday night, ending the Bulldog’s five-game winning streak that had them tied for the lead in Ivy League play.
It wasn’t a graceful win, but after whittling away a 9-point halftime deficit, the Lions surged late in the second half on a 14-3 run to keep the Bulldogs at bay. Defense was the key factor in giving the Lions an edge, and combined with a strong presence at the free throw line, Columbia turned Yale’s 23% second-half field goal percentage into the opening it needed to take the win.
The Lions are now 1-2 in the Ivy League and host Brown tonight at 7:00 in Levien Gym.