Columbia beats Penn 66-62

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PHILADELPHIA (AP)—Niko Scott scored 29 points, knocking down seven 3-pointers, to lead Columbia past Penn 66-62 on Saturday night.

Scott was 7-for-9 from beyond the arc for the Lions (9-13, 3-5 Ivy League), who finished 9-for-16 from long range (56.3 percent). The Quakers were just 5-for-16 from 3-point range (31.3 percent).

Asenso Ampim added 12 points for the Lions, while Noruwa Agho grabbed 11 rebounds.

Scott nailed a pair of 3-pointers in the first 2 minutes and hit two more to cap a 17-9 run to open the contest.

The Lions cruised to a seven-point lead at halftime, but Quakers chipped away, taking their first lead at 50-48 on a pair of Zack Rosen foul shots with 7:04 left.

But four players scored during Columbia’s 9-3 run minutes later and the Lions held on.

Mike Howlett paced the Quakers (4-16, 3-3) with 14 points.

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 Top Performers
 Columbia
Niko Scott Niko Scott
10-14,  29 Pts
0 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Pennsylvania
Rob Belcore Rob Belcore
4-6,  13 Pts
4 Rebs, 4 Assists

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