• Five players scored in double-figures, led by a career-high 16 from Lukas Meisner, but Army West Point secured an 88-78 victory Tuesday night. The Black Knights started the game on a 10-0 and never trailed in the contest thanks in part to 53.8 percent shooting from the floor and 10 treys.
• Colgate led by as many as 17 points at Boston College, but the Eagles used a 33-6 spurt over a span of 11:10 to take a 66-55 lead and held off a late Raiders' rally to win the game 83-79. Six players scored in double-figures for Colgate, led by 16 from Sean O'Brien.
• Columbia has won six-straight games over Colgate, including an 81-78 overtime thriller in Levien Gym last season. The Lions are 18-9 all-time against the Raiders.
• The Lions are in the midst of a seven-game road swing to start the 2017-18 campaign.
The Raiders will look to improve to 2-0 at home when they welcome the Lions to Hamilton, New York. Colgate's other loss came at UConn (58-70) on Nov. 10. Jordan Burns leads four players averaging in double-figures, posting 15.5 PPG on 55.6 shooting from the floor. Will Raymon is right behind him, averaging 15.3 points on 52.2 percent shooting from beyond the arc, to go with 6.3 boards per game.
COLUMBIA VS. THE PATRIOT LEAGUE
Columbia has a rich history playing teams in the Patriot League. The Lions are 130-100 against teams currently in the conference. Columbia’s most common opponent is Army, who they have faced 59 times. The Lions went 1-2 against the conference in 2016-17, falling to Army and Navy and topping Colgate. Columbia has already faced Army (L, 78-88) and will host the Midshipmen on Dec. 10.
Columbia had five players score in double-figures for the first time this season at Army on Nov. 21. Lukas Meisner netted a career-best 16 points, while Quinton Adlesh and Mike Smith added 13. Nate Hickman and Tai Bibbs notched 12 apiece.
The Lions tied a school record with 16 made 3-pointers in their win over Longwood on Nov. 14. Columbia previously accomplished the feat against Brown (Feb. 10, 2012) and Kean (Nov. 13, 2015).
In his first career start at Longwood, Quinton Adlesh dropped a career-high 23 points, going 9-of-14 from the floor and 5-of-9 from 3-point range. Adlesh is converting on 46.4 percent of his tries from downtown and burying 3.3 per contest, which is second in the Ivy League in both categories.
After a summer training with NBA All-Star Jimmy Butler, sophomore point guard Mike Smith has started off 2017-18 strong, averaging 18.0 points - good for third in the Ivy League and leads the Ancient Eight in assists (4.0). Smith scored 368 points, a Columbia record for a first-year in 2016-17. Smith started every game last season and scored in double-figures in 19 of 27 games on his way to averaging 13.6 points per contest and led all Ivy League freshmen, dishing out 3.5 assists per game.