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We know you’ve been looking forward to this year’s men’s basketball superlatives! Senior Staffer Abby Rubel gives them out for the third year in a row. 

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Liberate Me From Basketball Tiebreaker Hell

Senior Staffer Ross Chapman is really hoping the men’s basketball team doesn’t disappoint this year, though they probably will.  Every year in late February, I write an article about the pile of nonsense that is Ivy League men’s basketball and its tiebreaker scenarios. As we near the end of the season, anything could happen – […]

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Stop Saying That Men’s Basketball Is Just Unlucky

With just two games left in the non-conference schedule, men’s basketball has been disappointing fans left and right. Staff writer Abby Rubel analyzes what they can do to improve over winter break.  There are few things more frustrating for a Columbia men’s basketball fan than watching Quinton Adlesh steal the ball, make a fast break […]

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Men’s Basketball Drops Another Close Game

Wondering how the Lions did last night? Staff writer Abby Rubel went to the game so you could do your homework instead.  The Lions (1-7) dropped another close game Monday, losing to Quinnipiac (3-6) 89-87 in the final four seconds. This is their sixth loss in a row and the fifth by 10 or fewer […]

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Columbia Basketball Has Mixed Results

The men’s and women’s basketball teams both played tight games this past Wednesday. Staff writer Abby Rubel explains the results of each matchup. Men’s basketball loses by five points in overtime: Men’s basketball (1-5) fell to University of Connecticut (5-2) 77-73 in a heartbreaking overtime loss. The Lions led with 2:36 left on the clock, […]

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Finding Your Role: Forging Identity As A Bench Player

Sports editor Ross Chapman is back with more expert basketball analysis. This time, he’s writing about Conor Voss, John Sica, and Peter Barba – three players who started their Columbia basketball legacy on the bench. Levien Gym, Columbia’s basketball gym of 2,700 fans, loves Conor Voss. The 7’1″ senior center has always been the tallest […]

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Ivy Basketball Tiebreakers Are A Nightmare (Which Is Good For Columbia)

If you haven’t heard, this year is the inaugural Ivy League Basketball Tournament, in which four teams will compete in a bracket to determine who will represent the Ivy League in the NCAA tournament. Since the regular season now has a responsibility to assign the top four seeds, instead of just the top one, there […]

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How To Identify CU Men’s Basketball Players From A Very Long Way Away

Columbia University Marching Band members-turned-Guest Writers Abby Rubel and Gloriana Lopez have been to every men’s home game this season. They’ve laughed, they’ve cried, and they’ve gone home with sore throats from yelling at the teams. And since they won’t be able to see the team play until next week, they wrote some basketball superlatives […]

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Columbia Men’s Basketball Season Preview

As Columbia Men’s Basketball prepares for their next season, loyal supporters are getting ready to spend the next few months rooting for the Lions. Sports editor Ross Chapman previews what fans can expect in the upcoming season. Last basketball season was one for the record books – or, one for the trophy cases. Thanks to an inspired performance by their […]

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Men’s Basketball Hosts CIT Quarterfinals Tonight

The NCAA isn’t the only tournament going on right now, although you’re forgiven for not knowing that. The Lions are onto bigger and better things in the postseason, and resident sportster Ross Chapman is here to give you the scoop.  Yale may have been knocked out of the NCAA’s, but that doesn’t mean that the […]

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A Call For Transparency From A Desperate Lover

Sports editor Ross Chapman has had many exes over the years, but none of them have scorned him quite so harshly as Ivy League Basketball. In this open letter, he explains why – and yes, it has to do with the possibility of a threeway. To Ivy League Basketball, You drive me wild. These days, I can’t […]

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Can Men’s Basketball Win The Ivies?

“Did Columbia blow it or did Princeton swipe it away? Yes.” Ivy Hoops Online’s Mike Tony perfectly described Saturday night’s game at Levien, and perhaps the season for Columbia as a whole. Through a series of improbable events, a slew of amazing shots, and a pair of Princeton players who refused to go quietly into […]

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Lions Thirst For More Wildcat Blood Tonight

Cats and dogs might not mix, but some of these Lions are looking particularly wolf-like following their impressive win against Kean (admittedly a Division III school), and they’re ready to enter a new phase in the program. Ross Chapman, of the discerning eye and a taste for silver, observes and speculates about the upcoming game.  This year’s […]

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Finally! Men’s Basketball Sweeps, Returns To .500

For this weekend’s sports wrap-up, rowdy roarer Ross Chapman brings you coverage of the men’s basketball team’s successful weekend! For the first time all season, the men’s basketball team managed to earn two wins in a single Ivy weekend when they travelled up to Brown and Yale. The high preseason expectations for the Lions make […]

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While You Slept…Columbia Basketball Kicked Ass

Remember how nice your bed felt? And how happy your pets/younger siblings/old toothbrush were to see you? Columbia Men’s Basketball doesn’t, because they were too busy making their dreams come true on the court. Bwog’s Seafaring Sports Specialist Max Rettig took the names while basketball kicked the butts. On December 20, the fall semester ended. […]

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