Score By Half
Team 1 2 Total
Navy 32 41 73
Columbia 40 28 68
Stat Comparison
Category Navy Columbia
FGM-A 12-26 14-24
FG% 46.2 58.3
3 FGM-A 4-14 10-14
3 FG% 28.6 71.4
FTM-A 6-8 2-4
FT% 75.0 50.0
Rebounds 36 26
Assists 14 16
Turnovers 16 15
Blocks 3 9
Steals 5 6
Individual Leaders
Category Navy Columbia
Points Shawn Anderson (21) Mike Smith (28)
Rebounds Shawn Anderson (12) Myles Hanson (6)
Assists Shawn Anderson (4) Mike Smith (5)
Steals 5 Players (1) Nate Hickman (3)
Blocks 3 Players (1) Jaron Faulds (3)

NEW YORK – A second-half comeback helped Navy escape Levien Gymnasium with a 73-68 win over the Columbia men's basketball team.

Mike Smith dropped in a game-high 28 points on a career-best 11-15 shooting, while Myles Hanson scored a career-high 14, and Tai Bibbs tied a career-best with 12 as the Lions fell to 1-9 on the season.

Columbia came out on fire in the first half, leading 10-2 at the first media timeout thanks to three-pointers by Quinton Adlesh and Smith. The lead grew to 11 on the first of three triples from Tai Bibbs, before the first-year dropped in another later in the half to make it 20-9 with 10:47 remaining.

The Lions led by as much as 15 in the first half, when Hanson knocked down a three with 3:21 on the clock to make it 34-19. Navy was able to cut the lead to eight before the half, closing the frame on a trey from Hasan Abdullah. 

A 14-4 run by the Midshipmen to start the second gave Navy a 46-44 lead, powered by a dunk by Bryce Dulin with 15:03 to play to give the guests the edge. Columbia quickly fought back, moving the lead the other way by as much as eight, thanks to a 3-for-3 trip to the line by Hanson followed by a layup from the first-year with 11:25 to play.

Navy again fought back, cutting the Lion lead to one on a triple from Abdullah with 5:21 on the clock. Abdullah then tied the game 64-64 with 1:55 to play, and then held on at the free throw line. Smith cut a Navy lead to 70-68 on a layup with 15 seconds to play before a Navy traveling call gave the Lions a chance to tie the game. On the inbound pass, Smith had a nice look from the free throw line that rimmed-out, before Navy gathered the rebound and put the game away at the line, 73-68.

The Columbia bench out-scored Navy 32-9, fueled by Hanson's 14 and Bibbs' 12. Jaron Faulds moved into the Ivy League lead with three blocks, as the rookie now has 15 through 10 games.