Columbia
Columbia
74
93
Harvard
Harvard

Score By Half
Team 1 2 Total
Columbia 34 40 74
Harvard 45 48 93
Stat Comparison
Category Columbia Harvard
FGM-A 26-59 37-59
FG% 44.1% 62.7%
3 FGM-A 11-28 17-28
3 FG% 39.3% 60.7%
FTM-A 11-13 2-2
FT% 84.6% 100%
Rebounds 17 39
Assists 13 24
Turnovers 5 14
Blocks 3 3
Steals 7 3
Individual Leaders
Category Columbia Harvard
Points Nate Hickman (21) Corey Johnson (17)
Rebounds Quinton Adlesh (4) Seth Towns (10)
Assists Mike Smith (6) Christian Juzang (7)
Justin Bassey (7)
Steals Patrick Tapé (2) Three tied with 1
Blocks Patrick Tapé (2) Three tied with 1

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Columbia men’s basketball team saw its Ivy League Tournament hopes disappear with a 93-74 loss to Harvard and Cornell’s triumph over Dartmouth on the final day of the regular season. The Lions finish the 2017-18 campaign with an 8-19 overall record and a 5-9 mark in Ivy League play.

Nate Hickman netted a season-high 21 points on 4-of-7 shooting from downtown in his final game in Columbia blue. Mike Smith finished his sophomore campaign with 17 points and six assists.

Harvard drilled a trio of early treys in the first half to take an 11-4 lead just under five minutes in. An 11-2 Crimson run made it 35-18 with 7:16 remaining in the period. Columbia tried to make up ground with seven unanswered, capped by a pair of Rodney Hunter free throws. After a 3-point play from Harvard, Patrick Tapé’s dunk with 37 seconds left made it 45-34 in favor of the Crimson after 20 minutes of action.

The Lions trimmed their deficit to nine on three occasions but could pull no closer. Christian Juzang’s trifecta with 5:57 left in the game put the Crimson in front 82-57 as they went on to earn a share of the Ivy League Championship with Penn.

Harvard held a 39-17 advantage on the glass and dished out 24 assists on 37 made field goals. The Crimson shot 62.7 percent from the floor and knocked down 17-of-28 (60.7 percent) from 3-point range.

Corey Johnson led four Harvard players in double-figures with 17 points on 5-of-8 shooting from beyond the arc. Seth Towns added 13 points and 10 rebounds.

POSTGAME TIP-INS
- Columbia’s 11 3-pointers bring its monthly total to 96 to complete the Coaches vs. Cancer 3-Point Challenge. Fans can pledge a dollar amount for every triple Columbia made in February until the end of the regular season or make a one-time donation for one more week. All funds will the American Cancer Society. To donate, click here.
- The Lions fell to 1-11 when they were outrebounded.