Jan

31

Lions Pick Up First Ivy League Win Against Yale

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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.

Senior Jason Miller led the Lions with 16 points and 11 rebounds, followed by junior Patrick Foley’s 12 points and freshman Noruwa Agho’s 10.

The Lions are now 1-2 in the Ivy League and host Brown tonight at 7:00 in Levien Gym.

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7 Comments

  1. it was the  

    CROWD that won that game last night, everybody better go and not just for the second half

  2. A bandie  

    We would win all of our games with a crowd like that. Absolutely fabulous. Go Lions!

  3. yo wait  

    Where do you get Yale shooting 23%? They shot 35%, which is still godawful, but not as ridiculously horrible as 23%. Or are you talking just the second half?

  4. [Obvious]  

    It was a last second win! What are you missing due to drinking alcohol?

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