Smith with 20 points leads Columbia over Dartmouth 77-74
NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Smith scored 20 points and Columbia kept Dartmouth winless in the Ivy League with a 77-74 victory on Saturday night.
Quinton Adlesh added 18 points on 6 of 10 shooting from distance for the Lions (6-13, 3-3). Lukas Meisner scored 16 points and led with 11 rebounds. Kyle Castlin also scored 16 and Patrick Tape had 10 rebounds.
Adlesh sank three 3-pointers early and Smith and Meisner each added another to help Columbia to a 21-12 lead and the Lions were up 39-27 at intermission.
A hail of 3-pointers by both teams opened the second half and Columbia led 63-54 midway. Dartmouth’s Ian Sistare drained a 3-pointer late to give the Big Green a 67-66 edge but it didn’t last as Castlin replied with six straight points and Smith added a 3 to put Columbia up 75-72 with 1:06 left.
Adrease Jackson scored 24 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for the Big Green (4-15, 0-6) who are on a nine-game skid. Miles Wright added 19 points.