Last Week in the Ivy League: Princeton held serve at home, taking a two-win lead on the league. Yale split, thanks to “the dog and Oni show.” Columbia won on the road in a back-and-forth opener. Penn’s #PathToThePalestra is 0 miles, but it just got a whole lot longer. Continue reading “Ivy League Weekly Recap: Princeton Reclaims Pole Position”
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”
Hofstra pulled out a two-point victory over Columbia on Tuesday in Morningside Heights. The game was a clash between two retooling New York City area teams and the Pride had a little more depth and grit in the victory. Continue reading “Three Thoughts: Hofstra 88, Columbia 86”
Jim Engles clearly didn’t want to leave NJIT after a remarkable eight-year run in Newark that began with a 1-30 season and ended with back-to-back 20-win campaigns as well as a conference (Atlantic Sun) to finally call home. Continue reading “Columbia Slowly Building Under New Leadership”
Columbia entered Saturday night with a high octane offense, set to challenge Stony Brook in what they hoped would become a shootout. Continue reading “Columbia Squanders 17-Point Lead, Sets New Lows In Stony Brook Loss”
What Happened Last Week: Yale lost to a pair of power-conference teams. The Monstars stole Princeton’s shooting ability for a night. Penn’s Big 5 comeback fell short. Columbia almost Columbia’d, until Luke Petrasek saved the day. Continue reading “Ivy League Weekly Roundup: Dec. 14”
Columbia played excellent defense in the first half, along with good enough defense in the second half, and pulled out a convincing 65-56 victory over NJIT on Saturday night. Continue reading “Columbia 65, NJIT 56 – Some Rambling Thoughts”
“The process.” Recently, it’s been the term associated with the Philadelphia 76ers’ rebuilding effort. Continue reading “Columbia 72, Manhattan 71: Trust The Process”
Flash back to 2013. A loaded Manhattan team was at the beginning of their journey to back-to-back MAAC titles (with the jury still out on more). Steve Masiello’s team took the 1 train down to Manhattan (the borough) and handed Columbia a heartbreaking one-point loss at Levien Gymnasium. Continue reading “Redemption For Petrasek and Columbia”
So it’s come to this these days in the Ivy League. The pretty much consensus third-best in the conference goes on the road at the defending national champion, leads for much of the game, battles toe-to-toe for 30+ minutes then falls.
And its fans are disappointed.