NEW YORK (AP) -- Mack Montgomery scored five points in Columbia's late 9-0 run and the Lions held off Princeton 64-56 on Friday night in the Ivy League opener for both teams.
Princeton (9-5) trailed 33-23 at the half, but used a 21-6 run -- capped by Lincoln Gunn's 3-pointer -- to take a 47-44 lead with 8:23 to go.
After the teams traded baskets for a 49-49 tie, Brett Loscalzo hit a 3-pointer, Montgomery followed with another and then made two free throws to put the Lions (10-5) in front 57-49. Patrick Foley added a single foul shot to complete the run.
Foley hit four more free throws, and Montgomery added two in the final 1:03.