Dartmouth vs. Columbia: Full Game Preview
|Dartmouth||G Maldunas 10.8||G Maldunas 6.2||A Mitola 2.0|
|Columbia||B Barbour 13.6||M Cisco 5.7||B Barbour 4.4|
Columbia welcomes Dartmouth to Levien Gymnasium on Friday. It gets started at 7 p.m. EST. The Lions are 6-2 against the Big Green over the last four years. The last time they met (Mar. 3, 2012) they won 61-55.
Columbia is tied with Dartmouth for the sixth spot in the conference.
The Lions were defeated by Princeton 72-66 on Feb. 2 despite 16 points from Maodo Lo. He contributes 1.7 rebounds per game in addition to his 4.1 points per game. For the Big Green, Gabas Maldunas put up 16 points and 8 rebounds in the 71-62 win over Yale on Feb. 2. He puts up a team-leading 10.8 points per game, 6.2 rebounds per game, and 0.9 blocks per game.
- We just win. Columbia has more wins over the last 5 years than Dartmouth (76 vs 39).
- Cory Osetkowski is ranked 8th in the Ivy League in blocks.
- Steve Frankoski is ranked 4th in the Ivy League in three-pointers.
- Columbia players are more experienced than Dartmouth players (10,873 minutes played vs 8,580 minutes played).
- You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Columbia currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (996 to 977) than Dartmouth, per the NCAA.
- The Columbia scoring leader (Brian Barbour, 245 points) has more points than the Dartmouth scoring leader (Gabas Maldunas, 194 points).
- Columbia has a significantly better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (46.97% to 21.97%).
- Columbia beat Dartmouth by 6 points the last time they played (Mar 03, 2012).
- At least you keep showing up. Columbia has an average margin of victory of 9 over Dartmouth in 33 wins since 1980.
- Even computers respect Columbia more. We have a better RPI this season than Dartmouth (RPI: #239 vs #311).
- Columbia is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Columbia is 77.5 inches compared to 75.6 inches for Dartmouth.