Trailing by one point in overtime, Dartmouth's Taylor Johnson dribbled the length of the floor and converted a coast-to-coast layup with one second left to give the Big Green an 80-79 upset win over Columbia Saturday evening at Leede Arena.
Standing 6-foot-4, George Gregory was the second African-American ever to play basketball at Columbia and in 1931 he became the nation's first to be voted All-American.
For the second consecutive game, Columbia put together a tremendous comeback and fought its way back from a sizeable halftime deficit, but Harvard answered late and escaped with a 78-72 victory Friday night at Lavietes Pavilion.
The Lions will look to bounce back this weekend in New England.
Columbia battled all the way back from a 20-point second half deficit and had a chance to claim a win at first-place and undefeated Princeton, but the Tigers held on for a 61-59 men's basketball win Saturday night at Jadwin Gym.
Host Penn used a plus-17 rebound margin, converted 12 3-pointers and fended off several comeback attempts as it registered a 70-62 victory over the Columbia men's basketball team Friday night at The Palestra. Columbia plays the second of a two-game road swing at Princeton tomorrow night.
#ThePathToThePalestra continues in Philadelphia and Princeton this weekend.
The Lions led by as many as 24 points in the first half, but saw their advantage dwindle to three in the final minute before making some key plays to preserve the win.
Yale played a near perfect game on offense to claim an 87-78 road victory over the Columbia men's basketball team Friday night.
The Lions will take on the defending Ivy League Champions Friday before hosting Brown Saturday to conclude a five-game home swing.
Tickets will go on sale Thursday, February 2 at 10 a.m. for the Inaugural Men's and Women's Ivy League Basketball Tournaments, March 11-12 at the Palestra in Philadelphia.
Fueled by a hot shooting first half, defense that held Harvard to 32-percent shooting and big play after big play down the stretch, the Lions handed the Crimson their first Ivy League defeat.