|Score By Half|
|Points||Mike Smith (25)||Jerome Robinson (21)|
|Rebounds||Jaron Faulds (7)||Ky Bowman (12)|
|Assists||Mike Smith (6)||Ky Bowman (6)|
|Steals||Six tied with 1||Jerome Robinson (4)|
|Blocks||Randy Brumant (1)||Ky Bowman (2)|
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Five Boston College players scored in double-figures to guide the Eagles to an 81-66 victory over the Columbia men’s basketball team Tuesday. Despite another strong effort by Mike Smith, who finished with a game-high 25 points, six rebounds and six assists, the Lions (1-10) dropped their ninth straight game.
Jerome Robinson posted 21 points and went 9-of-9 from the free throw line to lead Boston College (8-3). Ky Bowman posted 13 points, 12 boards, six assists and two blocks.
In a back-and-forth first half, Boston College used 52.3 percent shooting, including 8-of-14 (57.1 percent) from 3-point range, to go ahead by eight after the first 20 minutes.
Boston College scored the first five points of the match before the Lions settled in. Jaron Faulds gave Columbia its first lead of the night, 9-8
The Eagles responded by canning four of their eight first-half trifectas during a 20-3 run to go back in front by eight. Jordan Chatman drained his fourth trey of the half to put BC up by 10 with 1:19 left in the frame and the Eagles took a 43-35 advantage into the locker room.
Smith pulled the Lions within 48-43 with 17:42 to play before an 18-3 spurt made it a 20-point contest. From there, Boston College never looked back.
Quinton Adlesh was the only other Columbia player in double-figures, posting 11 points.
The Lions will have 18 days before their next contest against Maine on December 30 due to final exams and the holidays. Tip-off is slated for 2 p.m. Tickets are still available and can be purchased by visiting gocolumbialions.com/tickets or calling 888-LIONS-11.
Fans can catch the action live on the Ivy League Network.
- Columbia is now 0-2 all-time against Boston College. The meeting was the first between the schools since 1982.
- Smith extended his double-figure scoring streak to 21 games.
- Faulds pulled down a career-best seven rebounds.