Spieth, Anderson leads Brown over Columbia
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Steven Spieth scored 20 points and Brandon Anderson added 16 to lead Brown over Columbia 88-68 on Friday night.
Spieth was 5 of 10 from the field, made all three of his 3-pointers and all seven of his free throws for the Bears (13-16, 4-9 Ivy). Anderson added a career-high seven assists while Joshua Howard had 12 points and 10 rebounds and Obi Okolie added 11 points.
Senior JR Hobbie made three 3-pointers, setting a school record with 252 career treys, breaking the mark of 249 set by Sean McGonagill (2010-14). Hobbie’s total is the sixth-best in Ivy history.
Brown outrebounded the Lions 46-21.
Luke Petrasek led Columbia (11-15, 5-8) with 18 points. Mike Smith added 17.
Leading by three, Brown outscored Columbia 26-6 over the final 9:12 of the first half to go up 51-28. Columbia got within 12 midway through the second half but the Bears rebuilt the lead to 24, 77-53, with 6:46 remaining.
Columbia remains alive in the race for the fourth and final berth in the inaugural Ivy League Tournament. The Lions play at Yale on Saturday in their regular-season finale. Brown has been eliminated.