|Points||Tuci (15)||Voss (14)|
|Rebounds||Quinlan (5)||Patrasek (7)|
|Assists||Tuci (3)||Davis (5)|
|Steals||Tuci (1)||Smith (3)|
|Blocks||Tuci (1)||Tape (1)|
NEW YORK – Fueled by 56 bench points and a season-best 58.6 shooting percentage, Columbia defeated Manhattanville 84-42 Sunday afternoon at Levien Gymnasium. Three Columbia players reached double figure scoring led by Conor Voss with 14 points, Luke Petrasek with 13 and Jeff Coby with 10.
In the first half, Columbia shot 61.3 percent (19-31), held visiting Manhattanville to 29.6 percent shooting (8-27) and forced seven turnovers in building a 23-point halftime lead (45-22). The Lions’ bench scored 26 of its 45 points.
Columbia (4-5) outscored Manhattanville 20-6 over a six-minute span to take 26-12 lead with 8:31 to go in the first half. Quinton Adlesh scored the first eight points of the rally with two free throws and two 3-pointers and Jeff Coby contributed seven points in the run. The Lions pushed their first half lead to as many as 25 points.
Columbia extended its lead to as many as 48 points with 2:22 left in the game.
Alex Tuci led Manhattanville (3-4) with a game-high 15 points. Brian Haggerty added 10.
Next up, Columbia will face Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, on Wednesday, December 28 at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app. Free audio is also available on The Ivy League Digital Network.
Tickets for upcoming home games can be purchased by visiting GoColumbiaLions.com/Tickets or by calling 888-LIONS-11.
- Senior forward Chris McComber made his first start of the season. He made three starts last year. It was his 21st career start.
- Columbia scored 56 bench points. It was the highest total of the season for the Lions. The Lions’ bench outscored Manhattanville 56-42.
- The 42-point win marked Columbia’s largest since it registered a 45-point victory in its 2015-16 season opener against Kean.
- The 42 points allowed was the fewest by a Lions’ opponent since UMass-Lowell was held to 39 points on December 9, 2013.
- Columbia's 25 assists were the most for the program since dishing out 28 against Swarthmore in 2011.
- The victory snapped Columbia’s three-game losing streak.