Lafayette vs Columbia

Columbia 77, Lafayette 67

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NEW YORK (AP) - Brian Barbour scored 21 points and Columbia overcame an 11-point halftime deficit with a huge second half to beat Lafayette 77-67 Friday night in nonconference action.

The Lions (8-5) trailed 48-37 at halftime but outscored Lafayette 40-19 in the second half for their sixth win in the last seven games. After winning its fourth straight home game in Levien Gym, Columbia is 6-1 for the month, its best December record since the 1969-70 Lions started 10-0.

With Lafayette (5-8) leading by 11 at halftime, Columbia erupted for a 23-5 run to open the second half. Although Ryan Willen scored 20 points for Lafayette, only one other Leopard - Jim Mower, with 13 points - was in double figures.

Barbour, who also grabbed five rebounds and had seven assists, got good help from Meiko Lyles, who scored 17 points. The Lions had a 27-17 rebounding edge, 8-2 on the offensive glass.

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Lafayette Leopards
R. Willen, F266-95-640420
L. Giese, F162-50-00045
J. Mower, G374-65-523413
R. Delaney, G344-70-23629
S. Hinrichs, G243-81-12329
N. Petkovich232-70-03006
J. Ptasinski181-30-01123
J. Pelham111-10-01032
L. Smith70-10-02100
D. Trist40-00-00010
Totals 23-4711-1422142267
 48.9%78.6% 
Columbia Lions
J. Daniels, F283-31-28327
A. Rosenberg, F263-73-43219
M. Cisco, C262-63-65127
B. Barbour, G396-96-657121
M. Lyles, G376-112-421317
N. Springwater232-42-40018
B. Staab143-41-14037
C. Crockett30-01-20001
D. Kowalski20-00-00000
C. Osetkowski20-00-00000
Totals 25-4419-2930141377
 56.8%65.5% 
Patriot League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Bucknell15-326-963
Lehigh12-620-1297
Boston U.12-618-14187
Navy10-816-16206
Holy Cross9-915-17208
Loyola-Md.8-1016-17212
Colgate8-1010-22294
Army West Point6-1213-19267
Lafayette5-139-21321
American5-138-22310

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Princeton14-023-747
Harvard10-418-10143
Yale9-518-11128
Penn6-813-15199
Columbia5-911-16262
Brown4-1013-17285
Cornell4-108-21270
Dartmouth4-107-20305
 
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