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Columbia Men's Basketball to Host Eastern Michigan in Second Round of CIT

Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics
          Release: 03/19/2014
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Columbia Men’s Basketball, fresh off its last-second victory on Tuesday night in the first round of the 2014 Collegeinsider.com Post-season Tournament (CIT), has been selected as the host institution for the Lions second-round game. The game will take place in Levien Gymnasium on Saturday, March 22. Columbia will play the Eastern Michigan Eagles at 7:00 p.m.

The Lions defeated Valparaiso 58-56 last night on a buzzer-beater by sophomore guard Maodo Lo ’16CC (Berlin, Germany) to advance to the second round of the tournament. Led by fourth-year Head Coach Kyle Smith, Columbia captured its 20th win of the 2013-14 season in the first round game, the most team victories since 1969-70. 

Saturday’s opponent, Eastern Michigan, defeated Norfolk State 58-54 on Tuesday evening in their first round game. The Eagles have a record of 22-14, finishing 13-9 and in 3rd place in the West Division of the Mid-American Conference (MAC).

Tickets for the second-round game vs. Eastern Michigan will go on sale at noon on TODAY, by visiting www.gocolumbialions.com/tickets or calling 888-LIONS-11. Ticket prices for reserved seating starts at $15. A limited number of premium chairback seats are available for $25. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the ticket office in the Dodge Fitness Center on campus.

Keep checking gocolumbialions.com for more information about the game throughout the week. Information will also be available by Columbia Athletics social media – follow us on Twitter: @GoColumbiaLions, @CULionsMBB and Facebook: www.facebook.com/ColumbiaAthletics.

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