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Petrasek's 31 helps Columbia top Cornell 79-75 in Ivy opener

ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) Luke Petrasek scored a career-high 31 points as Columbia defeated Cornell 79-75 in an Ivy League opener on Saturday.

Petrasek shot 11-for-14 from the floor and was a perfect 7-for-7 at the free throw line, including two with four seconds left that pushed the Lions' lead to three points.

Mike Smith scored 17 points and Nate Hickman 15 for the Lions (7-7, 1-0), who've won three straight. Jeff Coby grabbed 10 rebounds.

Five players scored in double figures for Cornell (4-12, 0-1) with Matt Morgan and Stone Gettings 14 apiece, Jack Gordon 13, Josh Warren 11 and Robert Hatter 10. Gettings led with eight assists.

Morgan scored five points on six free throw attempts in the final 1:11, pulling Cornell to 75-74 with 28 seconds left, but fouled out with three seconds remaining.

Petrasek and Hickman both made a pair of free throws in the last four seconds for the final margin.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Columbia 374279
home team logo Cornell 324375
Team Stats
away team logo Columbia 10-18 73.5 PPG 37.9 RPG 15.8 APG
home team logo Cornell 15-16 69.3 PPG 35.9 RPG 14.6 APG
Key Players
21
M. Smith 15.8 PPG 2.5 RPG 5.0 APG 41.5 FG%
10
M. Morgan 22.2 PPG 4.5 RPG 3.0 APG 51.3 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB