Columbia Lions – End of Season Recap

Columbia had a season for the ages in 2013-14. The Lions won 21 games, won two games in the Tournament, and finished in the top half of the Ivy League. It was the first major step in Kyle Smith’s rebuilding of a program that hadn’t won 20 games in a season since 1969-70. Continue reading “Columbia Lions – End of Season Recap”

Checking out Columbia’s plus/minus

I was reading Princeton Basketball and catching up on the Tigers when I came across his post about Princeton’s plus/minus numbers through the first 10 games of the season. Now, I think people read into these numbers a bit too much, and last season Ken Pomeroy wrote a good takedown of +/-. Still, there’s value in looking at lineup combinations and just having the numbers confirm what your eyes, or other stats, are seeing. Let’s look at some for Columbia through the Lions’ first 11 games of the season.

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