Saturday Sports Preview: Rematch Against the Big Red
Written by Bwog Staff
Men’s Basketball: The men’s basketball team (6-9 overall, 0-1 Ivy) comes into tonight’s game against Cornell looking to take revenge for last week’s 74-53 defeat last Saturday at the hands of the Big Red. Cornell, the consensus favorite to repeat as Ivy champs this year, sprinted out to a 24-8 lead last time around, and the Lions will look to halt that at home, while getting more out of sophomore guard and top scorer Noruwa Agho, who was held to seven points last time. A win would give Columbia a huge advantage at the start of the Ivy season, with its next four games also at home. Game starts at 7 p.m. in Levien.
Women’s Basketball: While the men’s team has struggled to remain above .500, the women’s basketball team had a great winter break, going 9-5 before adding a tenth win, 68-44 last weekend at Cornell. With a two-weekend, four-game roadtrip coming up, Columbia will look to go to 2-0 tonight against the same Cornell team. As per usual, the focus will be on forward Judie Lomax, who had 17 points and 16 rebounds last Saturday. Tip-off is at 4:30 p.m. in Levien, before the men’s game.
Swimming & Diving: Last night, the women’s swimming and diving team continued its strong start to 2010 with a 179-121 win over Cornell. Combined with a win over Penn in early December, the team is now 2-2 in the Ivy League. The men look to join them at 2-2 this afternoon, also against Cornell, at 4 p.m. in the Uris Pool.
Wrestling: After a busy start to 2010 where the team went 3-3, the wrestling team is in the middle of a three-week break from competition. Next weekend, they face Franklin & Marshall, Millersville, and Bucknell before their first Ivy match, against (you guessed it) Cornell on February 6.