Columbia faced off with Harvard on Friday, Mar. 8 and was beaten at home by the Crimson 56-51 in conference play. The loss evens the season series between the two teams at 1-1. The Lions were led by Grant Mullins, who put up 14 points and three rebounds. Alex Rosenberg had 14 points and added four rebounds. Siyani Chambers finished with a game-high 16 points on 83.3 percent shooting for the Crimson. Columbia (12-15, 4-9 Ivy) takes on Dartmouth (7-14, 3-4 Ivy) on Saturday, Mar. 9 on the road.
Columbia Game Notes
- Columbia started 12-15 during the 2008, 2004, and 2000 seasons (since 1996).
- Columbia beat the spread by 2.5 points. That makes the 9th time this season the Lions have beaten the spread.
- The Lions have been unlucky eight times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Columbia is 20-30 in close games.
- Columbia has lost 80 percent of the time this season (1-4) after recording six or fewer free throws made.
- When the opposition shoots a field goal percentage of 48.7 percent or better this season, Columbia has lost 100 percent of the time (0-10).
- When the opposition records 15 or more free throws made this season, Columbia has lost 80 percent of the time (2-8).
- When the opposition records six or more blocks this season, Columbia has lost 75 percent of the time (2-6).
- Columbia set season lows for assists (five) and blocks (zero).
- This is the fourth loss of the season where the Lions opponent came back to win after being down at halftime.
- Mark Cisco recorded a team season high in offensive rebounds with six.
- The top two scorers (Alex Rosenberg and Grant Mullins) accounted for 54.9 percent of the points.
- Mark Cisco accounted for 34.3 percent of the team's rebounds.
- Mark Cisco has led the team in rebounding in 10 out of 27 games this season.
- Mark Cisco recorded the 10th double-digit rebound game of his career.
- Mark Cisco had a career high with six offensive rebounds.
Harvard Game Notes
- The Crimson won this one, but have lost four times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Harvard is 28-22 in close games.
- The top two scorers (Siyani Chambers and Wesley Saunders) accounted for 55.3 percent of the points.
- Kenyatta Smith accounted for 30.7 percent of the team's rebounds.
- Siyani Chambers has led the team in scoring five times in 27 games this season.
- Kenyatta Smith has led the team in rebounding three times in 27 games this season.
- Wesley Saunders has 19 straight double-digit point games.