Posts Tagged ‘men’s basketball’
Columbia men’s basketball lost to Michigan State, No. 2 in the country, 62-53 on Saturday in a hotly contested game. The fact that the Light Blue lost by 9 points shows our ability to compete nationally, at least in some sports.
But that’s not the whole story.
Michigan State students forced two shot clock violations by chanting the wrong time, giving Michigan State the chance to add 8 points to their score at 54-53 with three minutes left in the game.
Despite being predicted to finish third place in the Ivy League, the Light Blue men’s basketball team had a disappointing 2012-2013 season, as they posted a record of 12-16 overall and 4-10 in conference play, and finished in last place.
In our season wrap-up show, Spectator’s men’s basketball beat writers—Eli Schultz, Steven Lau, and Muneeb Alam—discuss the problems that plagued the Lions’ season and the highlight the players that will play a key role in future years, especially with the graduation of point guard Brian Barbour and center Mark Cisco, who both played central roles in Columbia’s squad.
Open up Lionmail and check some of your most recent emails. Notice anything different? The display names for some Columbia emails now show the sender’s middle name. Just a fun observation to start off your Thursday.
Read this: If you don’t know who Emlyn Hughes is by now, then you’ve probably been living under a rock… or in Butler. The infamous physics and Frontiers of Science professor met with Columbia administration and expressed his regret over the last week’s FoS lecture.
Know this: Pressure’s on in men’s basketball as Columbia is set to face Yale. Austin Morgan, Yale’s guard, will face off against our own Brian Barbour this Friday.
Here’s more: Orchesis‘ spring show and Barnard Dances at Miller falls on the same day due to the process of pre-calendaring, but the real problem behind all this is the shortage of space for performances.
After being down by 12 to Cornell at halftime, the men’s basketball team fought back to cut the margin to one with less than 10 seconds left. But senior guard Brian Barbour’s last-second three-pointer was off the mark, and the Lions fell to the Big Red 66-63.
After the game, Spectator’s basketball beat writers Eli Schultz, Steven Lau, and Muneeb Alam discussed the key factors that led to Columbia’s first conference loss of the season.
If you didn’t bother sticking around last night at Basketball Mania after getting—or not getting—your free T-shirt, then you missed out on some awesome performances.
Even though Basketball Mania came a few months late this year (thanks a lot, Hurricane Sandy), it was well worth the wait.
Watch the video above to see highlights of the event and hear what senior guard Dean Kowalski thought about the student turnout and performances.
29 years ago yesterday, the first Macintosh computer ever was sold. In honor, today is Macintosh Computer Day, though some of us inadvertently celebrate this holiday every day.
Read this: Still no consensus has been reached on Columbia’s smoking policies. People who smoke daily represent less than ten percent of Columbia’s student body.
Know this: Health Services is working to reveal the details of their new program to help fund abortions and emergency medical care. Funding for abortions used to come out of the Columbia Health Program Fee.
Here’s more: Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams are facing Cornell this Saturday in the Levien Gym. Come give them your support!
It’s pretty cold out there and you should not be this happy about that. Today you’ll evaluate whether your professor was inspiring enough to convince you to face the trek to Hamilton 7. Here’s a little dose of what’s in today’s paper:
Read this: Noel Duan is still trying to figure out how to define success, but she’s OK with that. [Opinion]
Know this: Mark Levine has become a frontrunner in the race for the City Council seat representing our district, racking up a number of high-profile endorsements. [News]
Here’s more: Allowing men’s basketball superstar Brian Barbour some rest actually helped propel the Light Blue to victory over Cornell on Saturday. [Sports]
Good morning, Columbia! Since you obviously don’t want to start thinking about classes yet, take a few minutes to procrastinate with some stories from our first newspaper of the semester:
Read this: Eight student projects were lucky enough to receive funding from the Columbia College Student Council. Among the winning projects? A humanoid robot.
Here’s more: Wondering whether to try out Amigos, the restaurant that replaced the restaurant that replaced Campo? Spec’s David Salazar gives the tacos two thumbs up:
Read our full recap of the Lions’ first Ivy win here.
ITHACA, N.Y.— At halftime, Columbia leads the Big Red, 34-31. The Lions had trouble dealing with the Cornell press early on, as the Big Red captured an early lead. But Columbia bounced back, as sophomore guard Steve Frankoski hit a couple big threes. Senior forward John Daniels was also a big factor for the Light Blue in the first half, providing a spark with his hustle. Daniels grabbed some big rebounds, took a charge, and contributed a pair of field goals, one of which was a dunk.
Whether or not the Lions can maintain their lead in the second half may depend in large part depend on their ability to keep making threes. Almost half of Columbia’s points have come from beyond the arc.
Look out for second-half updates on Twitter (@CUSpecSports).
Despite leading by as many as 17 points in the first half thanks to a 21-0 run, the men’s basketball team could not put a stop to Bucknell’s senior center Mike Muscala, who led the Bison to a 65-57 win over Columbia on Saturday.
The Spectator’s men’s basketball beat writers discuss the key points from the Lion’s third straight loss in this episode of In The Zone.
For live updates of games and more information about Light Blue sports, follow @CUSpecSports on Twitter.