Albany earns a last-second victory over Columbia, 67-66
NEW YORK (AP) — Ahmad Clark Tied the game with two seconds left and Cameron Healy added the game-winning point from the free throw line with under a second remaining as Albany knocked off Columbia for its first nonconference road win of the season, 67-66 on Monday night.
Mike Smith hit two free throws with :35 left to put the Lions up by five, 63-58, but Clark answered with a 3-pointer. Smith hit two more free throws to push the advantage back to four, but Malachi De Sousa hit a 3 with :05 left o make it 65-64. Tai Bibbs hit the second of two free throws to make it a two-point lead before Clark got to the basket for a layup.
Clark finished with 16 points and six rebounds to lead the Great Danes (7-8), who were 0-6 in road games coming into their nonconference finale. De Sousa and Trey Hutcheson each hit 3 of 4 from long-range and each contributed 13 points. De Sousa grabbed six rebounds and dished three assists.
Columbia (4-10) lost on their home floor for the first time in four games this season. Smith finished 14 of 16 from the line and led the Lions with 28 points and five assists. Bibbs added 17 points. Ike Nweke posted a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds and Randy Brumant grabbed 10 boards.