Petrasek netted a career-high 31 points, while Smith finished with 17 in Columbia's win over Cornell Saturday.
The Columbia Athletics Annual Faculty and Staff Festival is Saturday, January 21 prior to the Columbia vs. Cornell basketball doubleheader.
The Lions (7-7, 1-0) picked up their third consecutive victory and have now won five straight games at Newman Arena.
The Lions square off with the Big Red Saturday in Ithaca to begin a home-and-home set kicking off Ivy League play.
Columbia Athletics celebrates its relationship with New York City by offering unique and memorable Fan Experience opportunities and showcasing talented area youth.
The Lions held Howard to 27.3 percent shooting for the game and outrebounded the Bison, 59-40.
Columbia Athletics has named women's basketball junior Camille Zimmerman and men's basketball first-year Mike Smith December's Student-Athletes of the Month.
The Lions will host Howard for the second consecutive season when the Bison come to Levien Gymnasium Saturday night.
Luke Petrasek netted a game-high 22 points, Mike Smith added 21 and Jeff Coby pulled down 12 boards in the convincing win.
The Lions will look to pick up a road win to begin 2017 when they take on Maine.
The Lions led by as many as nine points in the second half, but the Great Danes responded with a 12-0 run to take the lead and held off a late Columbia rally to pick up the road win.
The Lions meet up with the Great Danes for the first time since 2008 in Levien Gym Friday.