NCAA Basketball News
NCAA Game Summary - Yale at Columbia
(Saturday, February 11th)
Final Score: Yale 59, Columbia 58
New York, NY (Sports Network) - Reggie Willhite scored 24 points and collected seven steals as Yale stunned Columbia in an Ivy League thriller at Levien Gymnasium.
Greg Mangano added 11 points for Yale (16-6, 6-2 Ivy League) which has won four of its last five.
Meiko Lyles scored 17, Mark Cisco had 12 points to match 12 rebounds and Brian Barbour put in 10 points and handed out seven assists for Columbia (14-10, 3-5) which had won two of its previous three.
Columbia shot well in the first half hitting an even 50.0 percent of its shots including 5-of-8 from three point range to take a 30-23 lead into the break. Yale managed just 36.0 percent shooting including misses on all eight three point attempts.
The Lions looked like they would cruise to victory as they led 55-40 with 5:43 remaining. Yale hung around and closed the game on a 19-4 run including scoring the last five points to escape with the win.
Columbia outscored Yale 21-9 from beyond the arc while the Bulldogs held a 10-3 advantage from the free throw line. Yale also forced 21 turnovers in the game.
02/11 21:51:59 ET