Both Columbia and Colgate will be wearing Gold Laces as part of the Go4theGoal Foundation’s Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer initiative. Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer began in the fall of 2011. Since then, professional, college and youth teams have participated in raising funds and awareness for kids battling cancer, the No. 1 disease killer of children. To date, over 250,000 athletes have Laced Up to show their commitment to the fight against pediatric cancer.
Go4theGoal’s unwavering mission is to improve the lives of children battling cancer by providing financial support, developing and implementing unique hospital programs, funding innovative research, and granting personal wishes. Go4theGoal provides the best practices to patients, their families, and the hospitals and staff that care for them.
Go4theGoal has been named a “Top Rated Nonprofit” by Great Nonprofits from 2012-2015.
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Columbia dropped an 88-83 heartbreaker to Army West Point in its home opener Wednesday. The Lions led by 11 with 7:47 remaining int he game, but the Knights came up with a late run to steal the contest. Nate Hickman netted a career-high 30 points, while Luke Petrasek notched his second consecutive double-double (11 points, 11 rebounds).
• The Raiders (1-3) will play their fifth consecutive road game when they come to the Upper West Side Saturday.
• Colgate’s lone win came against Cornell, 67-63.
• The Raiders are coming off a 72-59 loss at Penn State Wednesday. Colgate was within five points with just over five minutes remaining, but the Nittany Lions closed the game on a 16-8 run.
• Will Rayman is averaging a team-best 12.8 points and is pulling down 5.0 rebounds off the bench.
Columbia leads the all-time series with Colgate 17-9 and have won the last five meetings, dating back to 1998.
COLUMBIA VS. THE PATRIOT LEAGUE
Columbia has a rich history playing teams in the Patriot League. The Lions are 129-98 against teams currently in the conference. Columbia’s most common opponent is Army, who they have faced 58 times. Last season, the Lions went 2-0 against the Patriot League with wins over Lehigh and Bucknell.
GO 4 THE GOAL
Both Columbia and Colgate will be wearing Gold Laces as part of the Go4theGoal Foundation’s Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer initiative. Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer began in the fall of 2011. Since then, professional, college and youth teams have participated in raising funds and awareness for kids battling cancer, the #1 disease killer of children. To date, over 250,000 athletes have Laced Up to show their commitment to the fight against pediatric cancer. For more information, visit go4thegoal.org.
Junior Nate Hickman has emerged as the Ivy League’s leading scorer through three games, averaging 20.0 points while shooting 56.5 percent from the floor and 50.0 percent from downtown. He has set career highs in points back-to-back games (23 points at Quinnipiac and 30 points vs. Army). Hickman became the first Lion other than Maodo Lo or Alex Rosenberg to record 30 points since 2011 when Noruwa Agho netted 31 against Brown.
Senior forward Luke Petrasek is off to a fine start as well, averaging 13.0 points and 8.3 rebounds. He has double-doubles in the last two games. Petrasek is the team’s leading returning scorer after posting 10.2 points on 44.2-percent shooting from downtown in 2015-16.