|Points||Jake Killingsworth (17)||Lamarr Kimble (19)|
|Rebounds||Lukas Meisner (5)||Two tied with 5|
|Assists||Quinton Adlesh (4)||Lamarr Kimble (8)|
|Steals||Three tied with 1||Nick Robinson (2)|
|Blocks||N/A||Markell Lodge (2)|
PHILADELPHIA – Four Saint Joseph’s players scored in double-figures as the defending Atlantic 10 Champions topped the Columbia men’s basketball team, 85-65, Monday night. The Lions received a stellar effort from first-year Jake Killingsworth, who notched a team-high 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting.
Nate Hickman had the early hot-hand, scoring the first nine points for Columbia, but not much else was clicking for the Lions (1-1). St. Joe’s (2-0) ripped off a 10-0 run to take a 17-6 lead with 13:06 left in the first half and never looked back.
The Hawks shot a blistering 57.6 percent from the floor in the first half to take a 23-point lead into the locker room.
The teams traded buckets over the first six minutes of the second half. CJ Davis netted five consecutive points to pull Columbia within 15 at the 10:40 mark, but that was as close as the Lions would come.
The Lions return to action Monday, November 21 at Quinnipiac for a 7 p.m. contest. The Ivy League Digital Network will provide live audio.
- Hickman finished with 14 points, knocking down a career-high four 3-pointers, but played just 19 minutes due to foul trouble.
- The Lions fell to 0-2 all-time against Saint Joseph’s.
- First-years Andrew Panayiotou and Patrick Tape both made their collegiate debuts, while Peter Barba and John Sica saw their first action of the season.