PRINCETON, N.J. – Sophomore Maodo Lo was named Ivy League Player of the Week on Monday after helping Columbia post a 2-1 record at the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic in Portland last week. Lo had the hot-hand in all three games, averaging 17.7 points per game and knocking down 9-of-12 of his attempts from 3-point range.
The Berlin, Germany native poured in a career-high 23 points with five treys to lift the Lions to a four-point victory over North Texas on Nov. 21. After another solid 10-point outing against Portland, Lo saved enough energy for Idaho on the third night of competition in a row.
Against the Vandals, he scored 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting. More importantly, Columbia trailing early he buried two consecutive triples to cap an 11-2 run to give the Lions a lead they would never relinquish.
Lo becomes the first Columbia player to earn Player of the Week honors since Mark Cisco split the honor with Sean McGonagill from Brown on Jan. 21. He is the first solo winner since Jan. 23, 2012 when Cisco claimed the distinction.
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