Princeton edges Columbia for 11th straight victory (Feb 11, 2017)
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) Steven Cook made five 3-pointers and scored 19 points and Princeton escaped with a 61-59 win over Columbia on Saturday for the Tigers' 11th straight victory.
Princeton (15-6, 8-0 Ivy) had a 20-point lead early in the second half but the Lions (10-11, 4-4) came back to get within two after a 3-pointer by Luke Petrasek followed by a jumper from Mike Smith with 1:20 go. Columbia got the ball back after a turnover with 7.6 seconds left. Princeton, with fouls to give, fouled the Lions three times to get the clock down to 3.1 before Columbia's Jake Killingsworth was wide with a 3-pointer.
Myles Stephens added 15 points and Devin Cannady 11 for Princeton, which shot 68 percent in the first half but finished at 46 percent. Peter Miller reached 100 career blocks, the fifth Tiger to do so.
Smith, who made four 3-pointers, finished with 21 points - 11 in the second half when Columbia shot 50 percent. The Lions shot 43 percent overall.