The Lions are 0-2 this season against teams from the Patriot League, having fallen to Lafayette and Colgate. Columbia is 15-37 all-time against teams currently in the Patriot League. It has had the most success against Colgate, going 4-4 in eight meetings against the Raiders.
COLUMBIA VS. BRYANT
Bryant will enter Monday’s game against Columbia on a two-game win streak, having knocked off fellow Ivy League opponent Dartmouth, 79-69, and UMass-Lowell, 100-52, in its more recent contests. The Bulldogs sport a ballanced offensive attack that features four players that average at least 11 ppg. Bryant fields an expereienced lineup, primarily starting three seniors and a graduate student, with sophomore Breanna Rucker and Morgan Olander splitting starting time.
COLUMBIA VS. THE NEC
Columbia is 1-2 this season against the NEC with a season-opening win at LIU Brooklyn and losses to Fairleigh Dickinson and St. Francis Brooklyn. All-time, the Lions are 31-43 against opponents currently in the NEC with the Lions best overall mark coming against St. Francis, 12-7.
TO 50 AND BEYOND!
The Lions scored 50 or more points in a single half for just the ninth time in program history when they posted 50 in the second half at Kennesaw State on Dec. 21. The Lions record for points in a half is 57, set back in the first half of an 86-44 win against Manhattanville on Nov. 29, 2001. Only once in Columbia women’s basketball history have the Lions scored 50 points in each half of one game; that feat occured on Jan. 12, 1987 in a 101-51 win over Smith.
57 - Nov. 29, 2001 vs. Manhatttanville, First Half
55 - Feb. 20, 1987 vs. Penn, Second Half
53 - Jan. 25, 1987 vs. St. Francis, Second Half
51 - March 1, 1991 vs. Brown, Second Half
51 - Dec. 8, 1989 vs. Marist, Second Half
51 - Jan. 12, 1987 vs. Smith, First Half
50 - Jan. 12, 1987 vs. Smith, Second Half.
50 - Dec. 21, 2013 vs. Kennesaw State, Second Half
50 - Dec. 21, 2001 vs. Wagner, Second Half
Sophomore Sara Mead
played the best game of her career on Saturday, Dec. 21, leading Columbia to a 78-61 triumph over Kennesaw State. The Winchester, Va., native counted out 18 points on 6-of-9 shooting, including three triples. The 18 points and six made FGs were career bests, while the three makes from long range, as well as her five assists, matched her best career marks.