They were traveling uphill all night, but there was a sense of hope for Columbia midway through the second half Friday as they were able to almost get their deficit to host Dartmouth to single digits. Miles Wright rose and his three-pointer was well long, only it took a strange carom, floating straight up toward the ceiling, and somehow fell straight through the hoop.
Of course, Columbia fans thought.
Continue reading “Unlucky And Winless, Columbia Stumbles In Big Spot At Dartmouth”
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”
The Stony Brook Seawolves defeated Columbia 76-66 at Levien Gymnasium on Thursday night behind 30 points from Akwasi Yeboah and a lock-down second half defensive performance. Continue reading “Stony Brook comes back to defeat Columbia, 76-66”
Outlook: Luke Petrasek is off to the NBA and replacing him is a huge question mark before Jim Engles’ second season. Continue reading “34 Teams in 34 Days: Columbia”
With the 14-game Ivy League season fully in the books, it’s time to unveil our picks for the individual awards. This was the most wide-open year I can remember in several categories, so if you think we’re wrong, you’re probably not the only one. Continue reading “NYC Buckets’ Ivy League Awards”
Columbia’s 70-67 win over Penn was huge on a number of levels: It was a tight, back-and-forth game in a fun atmosphere; it had an enormous impact on the Ivy League Tournament race; and it exemplified the post-14 Game Tournament era. John covered most of the action last night, but here are five leftover thoughts: Continue reading “Five More Thoughts On Columbia-Penn”
When Luke Petrasek jammed home another two points to put Columbia up by 24 points it appeared as if the Lions were going to coast to another Ivy League victory. It wasn’t quite that easy. Continue reading “Columbia Holds Off Brown For Key Ivy League Victory”
It was every Columbia fan’s recurring nightmare: Siyani Chambers was dribbling down the left-hand side of the court as the final seconds ticked away. And as he took a three from the left wing, the crowd at Levien Gymnasium collectively held its breath. Continue reading “Columbia Holds Off Harvard”
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”
Last Week in the Ivy League: In the last full week before conference play, the Ancient Eight lost a spontaneous #AEIvyChallenge (which I demand royalties for). Dartmouth continued its turnaround with a wild win. Columbia lost to Miami and Albany, but Nate Hickman became TSA-worker-level famous. Continue reading “Ivy League Weekly Roundup: Previewing Conference Play”