Columbia
Columbia
68
88
Brown
Brown
Stat Comparison
Category Columbia Brown
FGM-A 26-55 29-62
FG% 47.3%

46.8%

3 FGM-A 8-23 14-29
3 FG% 34.8% 48.3%
FTM-A 8-17 16-20
FT% 47.1% 80%
Rebounds 21 46
Assists 16 20
Turnovers 12 17
Blocks 1 2
Steals 9 8
Individual Leaders
Category Columbia Brown
Points Luke Petrasek (18) Steven Spieth (20)
Rebounds Lukas Meisner (4) Joshua Howard (10)
Assists Two tied with 4 Brandon Anderson (7) 
Steals Two tied with 2 Steven Spieth (3)
Blocks Lukas Meisner (1) Joshua Howard (2)

PROVIDENCE, R.I.  –  The Columbia men’s basketball team fell at Brown, 88-68, Friday night. Luke Petrasek paced the Lions with 18 points and Mike Smith added 17 in the defeat.

Despite the loss, Columbia (11-15) received some help to stay in the running for the fourth and final Ivy League Tournament spot. Dartmouth held off Penn, 76-74, at the Palestra to keep the Quakers and Lions tied at 5-8 in the Ancient Eight standings. Columbia will visit Yale for their regular season finale Saturday, March 4, at 7 p.m. on the Ivy League Digital Network. Penn takes on Harvard in its regular season finale.

The simplest way for Columbia to reach the No. 4 seed, is a win against the Bulldogs and have the Crimson defeat the Quakers. If Penn and Columbia both win tomorrow, the Lions would need a Dartmouth win over Princeton OR a victory by Brown (over Cornell). If both Penn and Columbia lose, the Lions can still partake in Ivy Madness with a Princeton win.

After a back-and-forth start, Steven Spieth capped a 10-0 run with a trey from the wing to put the Bears up 19-10 with 12:53 remaining. However, the Lions battled back with Jake Killingsworth scoring all eight of his first-half points in a span of 2:04 to bring Columbia within three at the 9:12 mark.

From there, Brown outscored Columbia 26-6 to take a 51-28 advantage in the locker room.

The Lions came out aggressive in the second half and went into 1-and-1 bonus with 12:49 left in the game. A Rodney Hunter dunk pulled Columbia within 63-51 with 10:37 left, but the Bears answered with a 14-2 run to put the game away.

Brown outrebounded Columbia 46-21 and converted on 14-of-29 (48.3 percent) attempts from 3-point range. Spieth led all players with 20 points to go with eight rebounds. Joshua Howard added 12 points and 10 boards.

POST-GAME TIP-INS
- The Lions knocked down eight 3-pointers on the night to bring its monthly total to $1,416 for the Coaches vs. Cancer 3-Point Challenge. Fans can pledge a dollar amount for every triple Columbia makes in February or make a one-time donation. All funds will benefit the Relay for Life walk at Columbia on April 1. To donate, click here.
- Brown snapped a six-game losing streak against the Lions.
- Petrasek moved up to 24th place on Columbia’s career scoring list and has 1,030 points.
- Lukas Meisner returned to action after missing the last five games due to injury. He led the Lions with four rebounds in 15 minutes of action.