Morehead State 58

(1-1, 1-1 away)

Columbia 76

(2-0, 2-0 home)

    7:00 PM ET, November 20, 2004

    Francis S. Levien Gymnasium, New York, New York

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    MORE 30 2858
    CLMB 41 3576

    Columbia 76, Morehead State 58

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Matt Preston scored 17 points to lead Columbia to a 76-58 victory over Morehead State on Saturday night in the championship game of the Columbia Classic.

    Ben Nwachukwu added 10 points and a game-high seven rebounds for the Lions (2-0).

    Quinton Smith led the Eagles (1-1) with 20 points, Josh Reed had 13 and Chad McKnight 10.

    Preston, the tournament MVP, scored eight points in the first half to help lead the Lions (2-0) to a 41-30 halftime lead. His consecutive 3-pointers gave Columbia a 51-34 lead with 15:24 remaining.

    Morehead State held several early leads before Dalen Cuff's 3-pointer broke a 21-21 tie with 9:07 left in the first half, putting the Lions ahead to stay.

    Mount St. Mary's defeated Longwood 78-55 in the consolation game.

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