Xavier advances to Big East semis, beats Creighton 63-61
NEW YORK (AP) — This time last year, Zach Hankins was leading Ferris State to a Division II national championship.
On Thursday, he was the best player on the floor for Xavier at Madison...
Oni’s 26 points help lift Yale past Columbia 83-73
NEW YORK (AP) — Miye Oni scored 26 points with nine rebounds and eight assists, Blake Reynolds scored 17 points and Yale defeated Columbia 83-73 on Saturday night.
After Mike Smith scored six straight to bring Columbia within 71-66 with 3:52 left, Yale (14-14, 7-5 Ivy) made all eight of its foul shots and the Lions shot 2 of 9 the rest of the way. Yale led 37-27 at halftime and maintained the lead the entire second half.
Castlin scores 22, leads Columbia past Princeton 85-60
NEW YORK (AP) — Kyle Castlin scored 22 points in 25 minutes and made four 3-pointers — both career highs — and Columbia walloped Princeton 85-60 Saturday night, ending a three-game slide.
Columbia shot 51 percent (32 of 63) and was even better from behind the 3-point arc, making 58 percent (14 of 24). Castlin missed all of the 2016-17 season with a toe injury, and 10 games this season with an elbow injury.
Goodman’s big night helps give Penn 74-62 win over Columbia
NEW YORK (AP) — Devon Goodman, who had scored 35 points all season, came off the bench to hit five 3-pointers and piled up 23 points to lead Pennsylvania to a 74-62 victory on Friday night that kept the Quakers tied with Harvard atop the Ivy League.
Goodman made 5 of 8 shots from the arc while the rest of Quakers were 4 of 21. He added five assists.
Caleb Wood added 16 points and AJ Brodeur 14 for the Quakers (18-7, 8-1), who bounced back from a loss to Harvard.
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.
Adlesh, Columbia hand Harvard first Ivy loss of season 83-76
NEW YORK (AP) — Quinton Adlesh scored 17 of his 20 points in the second half when Columbia charged back to hand Harvard its first Ivy League loss, 83-76, Friday night.
Adlesh made four of his five 3-pointers in the second half. Lukas Meisner added his third career double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Kyle Castlin and Mike Smith also scored 16 points, with Smith getting 14 in the second half. Patrick Tape added 10 points for the Lions (5-13, 2-3).
Columbia’s 3-point parade sends it past Cornell 88-62
NEW YORK (AP) — Lukas Meisner scored 19 points on 4-of-5 shooting from 3-point range and Columbia registered 16 3s, dismantling Cornell 88-62 on Saturday.
In shooting 16 of 28 from distance, Columbia (4-12, 1-2 Ivy League) tied the program's single-game record for the second time this season. Quinton Adlesh and Nate Hickman each scored 14 and Adlesh was 4 of 5 from 3-point range and Hickman was 3 of 5. Gabe Stefani scored 11 and Kyle Castlin, 10 and 14 Lions players saw action.
Columbia hits 13 3s in 87-42 rout of Sarah Lawrence
NEW YORK (AP) — Peter Barba and Kyle Castlin scored 16 points apiece and combined for seven of Columbia's 13 3-pointers, and the Lions held Division III Sarah Lawrence to nine first-half points in an 87-42 win on Saturday.
Columbia scored 35 unanswered points in the first half for a 46-8 lead. Barba hit a 3 and Columbia led 49-9 at halftime after Sarah Lawrence made just 3 of 31 field goals (9.7 percent).