Cobb’s buzzer-beater lifts Fordham over Columbia 70-69
NEW YORK (AP) — Freshman Jalen Cobb scored a career-high 16 points and his layup beat the buzzer to send Fordham to a 70-69 victory over upset-minded Columbia on Sunday at the Johnny Bach Classic in the Bronx.
Mike Smith hit two free throws with 13 seconds left in the game to give the Lions (0-4) a 69-65 lead. But Ivan Raut, with an assist from Cobb, buried a 3-pointer with eight seconds left to pull the Rams (4-1) within a point and set the stage for Cobb’s game winner. Raut picked up an assist on Cobb’s shot, which was set up by a last-second steal by Chuba Ohams.
Fordham leads the all-time series between the two schools, separated by 7.6 miles, 51-28. It was the first meeting between the pair since Columbia’s 65-62 win in 2008. That victory was also Columbia’s last win over an Atlantic 10 Conference team.