Columbia 46, Holy Cross 45
NEW YORK (AP)
Marc Cisco scored 14 points, including knocking down the deciding foul shot with 2 seconds left, to lead Columbia over Holy Cross 46-45 in a battle of poor shooting on Tuesday night.
Cisco was fouled by R.J. Evans in the game's final seconds after grabbing a rebound on the Crusaders' guard's attempt at a game-winning jumper. He stepped up to the line and missed his first free throw attempt, but then sank the next for the final margin.
Cisco was the lone player for either team to score in double figures, as his Lions shot just 24.6 percent (14 of 57) from the floor. The Crusaders weren't much better, hitting at a 38.3 percent clip (18 of 47).
Columbia's Alex Rosenberg chipped in with a game-high 15 rebounds.
Holy Cross led 30-14 at the break, but was outscored by Columbia 32-15 in the second half.