NEW YORK – Jack Isenbarger knocked down a 3-pointer with 2 seconds left to give Elon a 70-69 victory over Columbia on Saturday.
Lucas Troutman led the Phoenix (7-5) with 23 points, Isenbarger scored 16 and Ryley Beaumont had 10 points and nine rebounds. Beaumont made a jumper to pull to 69-67 at 1:41.
Steve Frankoski scored 20 points for the Lions (5-5), Mark Cisco had 10, and Brian Barbour and 12 assists and nine points.
Elon led 38-30 at the half, but Columbia cut to four points 1:13 in. The Phoenix quickly pushed it back to 11 on Troutman's jumper with 15:42 left.
The Lions kept chipping away, closing to 47-45 on Frankoski's 3-pointer with 13:09 remaining. Columbia finally took a 53-51 lead on Frankoski's 3-pointer with 10:15 left. He made another trey for 56-53 at 8:19.
The Lions led the rest of the way Isenbarger's game-winning shot.