NEW YORK - Columbia senior Tyler Simpson scored a game-high 19 points against Harvard in Levien Gymnasium Friday night but the Crimson came out on top, 61-44.
With the loss, Columbia fell to 4-22 on the season and 2-10 in Ivy League action. The Crimson improved their win streak in Levien Gym to 28-0 over the Lions while reaching an 18-8 season record and a 9-3 conference mark.
Simpson, who posted her 15th double-digit performance of the season, went 5-of-6 from the charity stripe, hence notching her 200th career free throw, sitting just three free throw's away from 10th place in the all-time Columbia record books.
Temi Fagbenle led the way for Harvard with a 14-point, 12-rebound double-double. Victoria Lippert aided the effort with a team-best 15 points on the night.
Miwa Tachibana put Columbia on top to start by knocking one down from beyond the arc, but the Crimson quickly responded with a three-pointer of their own to tie the game. A Lippert jumper gave Harvard its first and permanent lead.
The Lions will close out the home season tomorrow night against Dartmouth in a 7 p.m. contest in Levien Gym. Columbia's five seniors will be honored priored to the game.
Columbia will then conclude the season with a rematch at Harvard on Tuesday, March 12 at 6 pm. The game was rescheduled from its original date due to the inclement weather conditions of Snowstorm Nemo.