Ivy League Weekly Roundup: Jan. 5

What Happened Last Week: Yale nearly beat a second major-conference team, leading for almost the entire second half at Vanderbilt, but the Bulldogs surrendered a five-point lead in the final minute and fell in double overtime. Other Ivies lost by double digits against higher-level competition (Penn at La Salle, Princeton at Wake Forest, Brown at Rhode Island, Cornell at Syracuse), while Columbia fell to St. Francis Brooklyn. The conference finished the week 3-7, all in true road games. Continue reading “Ivy League Weekly Roundup: Jan. 5”

Ivy League Weekly Roundup: Dec. 29

What Happened Last Week: The Ivy League went 0-4 against major-conference competition, headlined by Columbia’s competitive loss to UConn and Harvard’s 56-46 defeat at Arizona State. But the Ancient Eight took care of everyone else, going 5-1 in its other games; Ivies have now won 10 of their last 13 games against mid-major opponents. Continue reading “Ivy League Weekly Roundup: Dec. 29”

Quick Thoughts As Kentucky Defeats Columbia, 56-46

Tonight Columbia went to Rupp Arena and played the No. 1 team in the country — a team some hot takes even have beating the Philadelphia 76ers… And Kentucky didn’t take the lead until 13:18 remained in the game, but eventually won 56-46. It was a gutsy effort from an incredibly game Lions squad and much kudos to Kyle Smith, who basically did everything he could to pull out what would’ve been the most improbable of victories. Continue reading “Quick Thoughts As Kentucky Defeats Columbia, 56-46”

Three Thoughts: Columbia 70, Wagner 56

After a last-second loss to Stony Brook to start the season Columbia welcomed Wagner to Levien Gymnasium on Tuesday night. The Lions were still without a number of key players due to injury and went almost 10.5 minutes in the second half without a field goal, but managed to pull out a 14-point victory over an inexperienced Wagner squad. Continue reading “Three Thoughts: Columbia 70, Wagner 56”