The Lions are coming off an 85-65 defeat at Saint Joseph’s on Nov. 14. The defending A10 Champs led wire-to-wire, broke the game open with a 10-0 run in the first half and never looked back. First-year Jake Killingsworth led the way with 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting.
• The Bobcats dropped their opening game to Vermont, 94-70, at home on Nov. 12.
• Junior college transfers Reggie Oliver and Phil Winston had impressive DI debuts for Quinnipiac. Oliver led the Bobcats with 15 points while Winston dished out seven assists.
• Senior Daniel Harris is the team’s returning leading scorer from 2015-16 after averaging 10.2 points. Chaise Daniels is coming off a sophomore campaign where he averaged 9.8 points and 6.2 rebounds.
Quinnipiac leads the all-time series, 3-0. The squads have not faced off since a 63-51 Bobcat win in Hamden on Dec. 23, 2009.
COLUMBIA VS. THE MAAC
The Lions hold a 22-25 record against teams currently in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Columbia’s most common opponent is Manhattan, who it has faced 24 times (15-9). The Lions split two games with MAAC schools last year, falling, 82-81 in overtime, at Fairfield and topping the Jaspers, 72-71, in Draddy Gym thanks to a game-winning 3-pointer from Luke Petrasek.