John already covered the story of Columbia’s blowout win over Cornell, but here are three more thoughts from Levien Gym: Continue reading “Three Thoughts: Columbia 88, Cornell 62”
This is what happens when it all goes right. Columbia was scorching hot on offense and constantly disrupted Cornell on its way to an 88-62 victory at Levien Gymnasium on Saturday night. Continue reading “Columbia Blows Out Cornell For First Ivy League Win”
After losing games in the final minute at UConn and Albany to finish a season-opening seven-game road trip, the Columbia Lions returned home to Levien Gymnasium to play Quinnipiac. And lost in the final minute.
Rich Kelly’s layup with 4.4 seconds remaining on the clock gave Quinnipiac an 89-87 victory in a shootout over the Lions. Columbia is now 1-7 on the season, while the Bobcats are 3-6 in Baker Dunleavy’s first season.
Inside this week: The Ivy League went 0-7 on Saturday, including losses to nationally ranked Kentucky, Miami and TCU. Harvard’s up-and-down season continued, while Columbia took two strong opponents to the wire. And non-conference play is going much better for the Ivy women. Continue reading “Ivy League Weekly Roundup: Winless Weekend; Lions Stir”
Columbia enters this weekend’s trip to Harvard and Dartmouth at 4-4, two games clear of the rest of its competition for the fourth and final spot in the inaugural Ivy League Tournament. Continue reading “Evaluating Columbia At The Ivy League Halfway Point”
Last Week in the Ivy League: Columbia got a huge sweep, moving solidly into the top four. Yale needed another exciting comeback to top Brown. AJ Brodeur led Penn to its first Big 5 win, closing non-conference play in the Ancient Eight. Continue reading “Ivy League Weekly Roundup: Lions and Bulldogs Roar, #2BidIvy Watch Returns”
Defense has unexpectedly become Columbia’s calling card, but it helped drive the Lions to a 66-54 victory over Dartmouth on Friday night at Levien Gymnasium. Continue reading “Columbia’s Defense Stifles Dartmouth”
Columbia is 3-4 in its first seven games under Jim Engles. Considering the Lions are now in a stretch where they will play just three games in nearly four weeks, it gives us an excellent moment to step back and take stock of what has happened this season in Morningside Heights. Continue reading “Evaluating Columbia At The Quarter Pole”
Columbia isn’t the unluckiest team in the country, yet. The Lions, at least according to Ken Pomeroy’s rankings, are only the third unluckiest. (The distinction actually belongs to their league mates Harvard.) Continue reading “Saint Joseph’s 80, Columbia 78: Second Half Defense Dooms Lions”