Taking command of the game

Taking command of the game

[Update, 10:17 pm]: The Lions defeated Wagner 70-56. They move to 1-1 on the non-conference season and play at Lehigh on Sunday (11/23).

Remember Basketball Mania? Well, basketball is coming back to Levien Gym, but this time, you’ll get to some real action. The 2014-15 Columbia Lions men’s basketball team takes the court tomorrow night for their first home game this season. Maodo Lo, Cory Osetkowski, and company will be knocking down baskets like there’s no tomorrow, so go cheer them on!

The third-ranked Lions lost their first game of the season, 57-56, to Stony Brook on Friday. Wagner is also 0-1, so the two teams tip off tonight on even ground. Maodo Lo led the charge, scoring 19 points and grabbing four steals.

So why watch them? The Lions are 81-32 all-time in their home openers and have won 5 of their last 6 at Columbia. They also own a 33-22 overall record against the NEC conference to which Wagner belongs, so their chances of winning are super high. You’ll probably even be able to hear the band play Roar, Lion, Roar! for the first time since last basketball season.

Tip-off is at 7 pm in Levien.

It’s go time via Columbia University Athletics/Mike