After beating NJIT somewhat handily 80-65 Sunday night in the semifinals of the CIT, Columbia coach Kyle Smith talked about how great the Ivy League has been.
“The league’s good. I was really happy for Yale,” Smith said. “I feel like sometimes it’s like ‘if a tree falls in the forest’ thing because that’s how I feel about the Ivy League. I’ve been screaming at the top of my lungs that there’s really good teams and that helps prove that. Princeton got a horrible seeding in the NIT, should not have been on the road, and they almost advanced as it was.”
Columbia kept its very slim Ivy League title hopes alive with a 93-65 win over Penn at The Palestra on Saturday evening in Philadelphia. Though, considering Princeton and Yale won as well, the Lions’ hopes of playing in the Big Dance are on the brink of impossible. Continue reading →
Kyle Smith looked down at the ground and shook his head as he walked alone back to the Columbia locker room. It was a game that the Lions head coach wouldn’t admit was a must win, even as his blank stare in the post game press conference told a different story. Continue reading →
ITHACA, N.Y. — Kyle Smith pointed a finger in the air with a wide grin on his face after he walked off the Newman Arena court following Columbia’s (13-6, 2-0 Ivy) 79-68 win over Cornell (7-9, 0-2). For the third in his six-year tenure, Smith has led the Lions to a 2-0 Ivy League start, but this is the first time that record comes with heightened expectations. Continue reading →
The first half against Wofford didn’t go nearly the way Kyle Smith planned. Columbia opened the game with four straight turnovers and trailed at the break, but the Lions turned things around in the second half and defeated the Terriers 70-59 at Levien Gymnasium on Tuesday night. Continue reading →
The beauty of the Ivy League 14-game tournament is that every game matters, there is no getting them back in March when it matters or hoping to peak at the right time as the season winds down. Continue reading →
A week after Columbia went to Ithaca and defeated Cornell to open Ivy League play the Big Red came down to Morningside Heights and returned the favor. The Lions offense looks completely lost in a 57-47 loss that dropped Columbia to 1-1 on the young Ivy season. Continue reading →