Scores

Final

American U 51

(3-12, 2-6 away)

Columbia 56

(6-6, 4-1 home)

    7:00 PM ET, January 4, 2010

    Levien Gymnasium, New York, New York

    1 2 T
    AMER 17 3451
    CLMB 24 3256

    Top Performers

    American: V. Moldoveanu 18 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Columbia: N. Agho 21 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Stl, 1 Blk

    Columbia 56, American U. 51

    Associated Press

    NEW YORK -- Noruwa Agho scored 21 points and Asenso Ampim chipped in 18 to help Columbia defeat American University 56-51 on Monday night.

    The Lions (6-6) trailed 17-11 with 5:01 left in the first half before scoring 13 straight points to lead 24-17 at halftime. Ago scored 11 points during the spurt and capped the run on a 3-pointer with 1:24 left in the first half.

    American reclaimed the lead, 35-34, on Riley Gaft's 3 with 10:53 to go, but the Lions outscored the Eagles 17-10 over the next 8:26. Ampim put Columbia ahead 51-45 on a layup with 2:27 remaining to snap its two game losing streak.

    The Lions, the nation's top 3-point shooting team at 46.6 percent, hit 83.3 percent of their long-range shots (5 of 6) against American.

    Vlad Moldoveanu scored 18 points for the Eagles, who lost for first time in four meetings against Columbia.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    AMER
    CLMB
    Points 51 56
    FG Made-Attempted 18-44 (.409) 21-43 (.488)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-20 (.300) 5-6 (.833)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-17 (.529) 9-20 (.450)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 9

    2009-10 Season

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