Basketball Stumbles At Yale
Written by Bwog Staff
| – Columbia University Athletics
With a chance to make a real statement about contending for the Ivy League title, the men’s basketball team stumbled in New Haven earlier tonight, falling 57-49 to Yale.
Ahead by 9 early in the second half, the Lions immediately allowed a 20-4 run, and were unable to close the gap at the end. Junior guard Patrick Foley led the team in scoring for the second straight night, this time with 17 points.
The loss drops the Lions (6-4) into a tie for second with Dartmouth (whom the Lions play next Saturday) and Yale. Cornell’s win over Brown most likely puts the NCAA bid out of reach, though a stumbling Cornell could still lead to a joint league title (and an NIT berth). In addition to Dartmouth on the 28th, the Lions play Harvard next Friday, and then close out the season at home a week later against Penn and Princeton.