Saturday, January 6, 2018 | 2 p.m.
Levien Gymnasium | New York, N.Y.
Sarah Lawrence (2-10)
Sarah LawrenceColumbia
Columbia (2-10)

Stat Comparison
Category Columbia Sarah Lawrence
Scoring 73.8 64.4
Defense 79.1 75.5
FG% .438 .384
Opp FG% .452 .446
3 FG% .372 .283
Opp 3FG% .365 .338
FT% .677 .620
Rebounds 33.8 35.7
Rebound Margin -6.2 -6.9
Assists 15.4 12.0
Turnovers 13.8 16.8
Steals 6.0 8.3
Blocks 3.9 1.4

OPENING TIP-OFF
• Columbia will host Division III Sarah Lawrence in its non-conference finale Saturday.
• The Lions snapped a nine-game skid with an 83-71 victory over Maine on Dec. 30. Four players scored in double-figures led by 16 apiece by Quinton Adlesh and Mike Smith.
• Sarah Lawrence has lost four of its last five, prior to a Jan. 5 meeting with Old Westbury.
• Saturday will be the first-ever meeting between the schools.

SCOUTING SARAH LAWRENCE
The Gryphons have been opportunistic on defense, averaging 8.3 steals per contest, led by Malin Segal's 2.4 average. Sarah Lawrence, who has just nine players on the roster, is shooting just 38.4 percent from the floor and 28.3 percent from 3-point range on the season. Forward BJ Sanders is averaging 14.0 points and 7.4 rebounds to lead the squad.

AGENT “0” BACK AGAIN
After missing all of the 2016-17 campaign due to a toe injury, guard Kyle Castlin returned at Villanova, netting 10 points, six rebounds and dishing out four assists. However, his comeback was stalled due to an elbow injury that occurred in the final two minutes. He missed the team's next 10 games before returning last weekend, scoring eight points against Maine. The Marietta, Georgia, native has started 43 career games and averaged 10.3 points per game as a first-year to lead all Ivy League rookies in 2014-15.

SPREADING THE WEALTH
Columbia has had 10 different players record double-figures in points this season. Only eight teams in the country have more than the Lions (11: Boston University, Citadel, North Carolina Central, Liberty, Portland State, Texas State - 12: Texas San-Antonio - 13: Savannah State).

BLOCK PARTY
Columbia has posted 29 blocks (5.8 per game) in its last five contests and now lead the Ancient Eight, posting 3.9 per contest. The Lions' 10 blocks against Stony Brook on Dec. 7 was the most for the program since Nov. 13, 2015, against Kean (10). It was the most against a Division I opponent since the Lions recorded 10 against Brown on Feb. 15, 2002. Jaron Faulds has recorded eight blocks during this stretch and is third in the  Ivy League, averaging 1.5 per contest.

KLEPTOMANICS
The Lions have also been more active in creating turnovers in the past four games, averaging 8.0 steals.

IVY MADNESS
The Ivy League men’s and women’s basketball tournaments return to Philadelphia, March 10-11, 2018. The top four teams will earn berths to the tournament, with the semifinals on Saturday and the championships on Sunday. All six games will be broadcast live on ESPN’s networks. For tickets and more information please visit IvyMadness.com.

COLUMBIA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION RECEPTION AT PENN
Alumni, family, and friends of all ages are invited to enjoy refreshments and game fare from 5-7 p.m. in the Class of '71 Room in the Palestra between the women's and men's games. Members of the basketball staffs will be present. Tickets include admission to both games. For more information or to register, click here.