It was just one scoring play in a game that featured 169 total points, but early in the first half of Columbia’s season-opening, 107-62 win on Friday morning, Grant Mullins broke down Kean’s zone and dumped a pass to Alex Rosenberg on the left block for a layup. Continue reading “Alex Rosenberg, Grant Mullins Return in Columbia Season Opener”
Columbia had a season for the ages in 2013-14. The Lions won 21 games, won two games in the CollegeInsider.com 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”
One win. No losses. Continue reading “Columbia 71, Cornell 61”
Is it possible for a game to play out almost exactly as expected and not answer any questions? The answer to that riddle is apparently yes. Columbia hung tough with St. John’s, but ultimately the Red Storm prevailed 65-59 on Saturday afternoon at Barclays. Continue reading “St. John’s 65, Columbia 59”
Columbia built an 12-point halftime lead and coasted to an 81-64 victory over Army at Levien Gymnasium on Wednesday night. The win brings the Lions above .500 overall at 5-4 on the season. They’ll be put to the test though on Saturday at Bucknell. Continue reading “Columbia 81, Army 64”
At this point Manhattan could probably teach Houdini some new tricks. Continue reading “Manhattan 71, Columbia 70”
What a difference a season makes.
Just 12 months ago, Columbia was at the doorstep of contention. On the backs of seniors Brian Barbour and Mark Cisco, the Lions entered the season as the Ivy League’s preseason No. 3 selection. They were a “sexy” pick to win in a conference that lacked a dominant preseason favorite. Continue reading “Why Columbia Is An Ivy League Sleeper”
When Brian Barbour went from an elite starting point guard to just another name in a long list of Columbia’s distinguished alumni, the Lions seemed poised to begin a long rebuilding effort. Continue reading “Grant Mullins Is On Point For Columbia”
Columbia took care of business on Wednesday night against Colgate, but the Lions still have a few kinks to work out before Ivy League play starts in 17 days at Cornell. Continue reading “Columbia Still Working Out Kinks, Beats Colgate”
There is no Q&A for tomorrow night’s game because well, LIU (0-4) and Columbia (4-2) are two teams we see a lot here on the site. The Blackbirds are still looking for their first win of the season and return to the Wellness Recreation and Athletics Center (WRAC) is exactly what the doctor ordered. Unfortunately, the opponent could be a little easier. Columbia has some good wins, and some odd losses, but the Lions certainly have the talent to make this game close. It’s a great local game. Here are some things to watch for.