NEW YORK - Sophomore Grant Mullins dropped a career-high 28 points to lead the Columbia men's basketball team to an 86-64 win over Army on Wednesday night. As a team, the Lions (5-4) shot 52.6 percent from the floor and were 13-of-26 (50 percent) from downtown.
Mullins went 10-for-14, including 6-of-10 from long range and added four assists, with no turnovers, and three steals.
Junior Alex Rosenberg reached double-figures for the fourth straight game, registering 15 points off the bench. Sophomore Maodo Lo filled the stat sheet with eight points, a career-high seven assists, four rebounds and four steals.
The Black Knights’ (1-5) Tanner Plomb opened the scoring at the 18:49 mark to give Army the quick lead, but Columbia scored the next 11, highlighted by a two-hand slam by Luke Petrasek, which gave the Lions an eight point lead.
From there, Columbia used six treys and seven steals on the defensive end to take a 37-25 advantage into the locker room.
Both offenses were clicking after the intermission, which worked to the Lions advantage after building the comfortable margin at the half. Army converted on 60.9 percent of its tries, but Columbia was not far behind, knocking down shots a 57.7 rate and the Lions never led by fewer than 11 the rest of the way.
Next up for the Lions is a trip to Lewisburg, Pa. to take on Bucknell on Saturday, Dec. 7. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m. on the Ivy League Digital Network.
Notes: Columbia wore blue uniforms to support Prostate Cancer Awareness... Columbia set season-highs for points, assists (20) and steals (12) in the triumph... Paddy Quinn scored his first points of the season in the final seconds of the game.