Men’s Basketball Wins at Penn

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Not content with two wins in a row, the Columbia men’s basketball team made it three in a row last night, winning 74-63 at Penn in Philadelphia. It was the first win at Penn in seven years, and the first double digit win at Penn in two decades.

Key contributions came from guards K.J. Matsui (three first-half threes) and Pat Foley (ten second-half points), but the star was forward Jason Miller, who had an absolutely brilliant game with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Much of the game was a see-saw battle, until the Lions defense stepped up about halfway through the 2nd half and gave the team a 8 point cushion. Down the stretch, the Lions also made 12 of their last 14 free throws to ensure the win.

In other Ivy League games, Dartmouth squeaked by Brown, 63-61 in overtime, Yale beat Harvard 87-66 in Cambridge, and, tonight, Columbia (now 3-2 in the league) heads to Princeton to take on a Tigers team that just beat Cornell 61-41. Tip-off is at 6 p.m., and can be heard on WKCR or 970AM.

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  1. journalist  

    Tipoff of today's game is 6pm...

  2. wow  

    Go columbia?!

    it feels weird to say that

  3. crowd  

    if they win at P-town, as a vocal member of the new home crowd I guarantee 2 wins next weekend, and the lead in the Ivy league.

  4. not athletic  

    i am a bookworm who is a jock at heart.

    sports are the real greek tragedy! a basketball game has all drama of the iliad...only we get to watch it and not be spattered with blood!

    okay, so i am getting carried away.

    point of post: go lions. geez. first time as a columbian i have EVER said 'go lions.'

  5. Don't Jink  

    It but NCAA here we come?

  6. wow

    we got our asses handed to us. Looks like one of the P's is going win the league title - again.

  7. oy  

    Princeton 63-35 ... i think our ncaa dreams may be shelved for now

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