Columbia
Columbia
56
72
Princeton
Princeton

Score By Half
Team 1 2 Total
Columbia 23 33 56
Princeton 41 31 72
Stat Comparison
Category Columbia Princeton
FGM-A 21-61 24-52
FG% 34.4% 46.2%
3 FGM-A 6-23 15-31
3 FG% 26.1% 48.4%
FTM-A 8-11 9-13
FT% 72.7% 69.2%
Rebounds 35 39
Assists 12 17
Turnovers 9 15
Blocks 3 4
Steals 9 4
Individual Leaders
Category Columbia Princeton
Points Mike Smith (14) Devin Cannady (17)
Rebounds


Patrick Tape (5)
Kyle Castlin (5)
Quinton Adlesh (5)
Devin Cannady (8)


Assists Mike Smith (4) Amir Bell (6)
Steals Rodney Hunter (2) Devin Cannady (2)
Blocks Three tied (1) Will Gladson (2)


PRINCETON, N.J. - A red-hot shooting performance by Princeton lifted the Tigers to a 72-56 victory over the Columbia men’s basketball team Friday night in the Lions’ Ivy League debut. Princeton, who scored the first eight points of the game and led wire-to-wire, improved to 8-8 overall and 1-1 in the Ancient Eight.

Quinton Adlesh netted 13 points on 3-of-5 shooting from beyond the arc to go with five rebounds for Columbia, who fell to 3-11 overall and 0-1 in Ivy League play. Devin Cannady continued to

The Lions missed their first six shots of the game before a Rodney Hunter pullup jumper made it 11-4 with 16:07 left in the period. Quinton Adlesh made it a four-point game less than two minutes later with a triple from the right wing before the Tigers exploded from downtown.

Princeton knocked down eight of its final 10 attempts from beyond the arc and led by as many as 20 points before taking a 41-23 cushion at the midway point of the game.

Columbia tried to force the Tigers to play faster in the second half, applying full-court pressure and trying to run in transition. However, Princeton continued to knock down shots ballooned the lead to 52-25 just over three minutes into the second half. A Mike Smith trey with 10:52 on the clock cut the deficit to 15, but that would be as close as the Lions would get.

Columbia shot a season-low 34.4 percent from the floor and was limited to 6-of-23 (26.1 percent) from long range. The Tigers finished 15-of-31 (48.4 percent) from 3-point land.

The Lions will wrap up their first of six back-to-backs Saturday, January 13 against Penn at the Palestra. The game will be broadcast live on the Ivy League Network, now available on Apple TV, Roku and the ILN app for Android and Apple devices.

Tickets are still available for upcoming home games. To purchase, visit gocolumbialions.com/tickets, call 888-LIONS-11.

 POSTGAME TIP-INS
- Columbia dropped its eighth straight decision to Princeton.
- Mike Smith finished with 14 points and has scored in double-figures in 23 straight games against Division I opponents.