LaSalle rallies past Columbia 82-71
PHILADELPHIA (AP)—Ruben Guillandeaux, in his first game after missing most of last season as a medical redshirt, scored a career-high 29 points to lead LaSalle to an 82-71 win over Columbia on Friday night.
Guillandeaux made 6 of 8 shots from three-point range and scored 25 points in the second half to help a second-half comeback by the Explorers that erased a 12-point deficit.
Columbia led 56-44 with 15:33 to play, but the Explorers battled back to tie the game at 65-65 on a 3-pointer by Guillandeaux with 5:28 to play. The Explorers outscored Columbia 17-6 the rest of the way.
Aaric Murray added 16 points for the Explorers in the season opener for both teams. The loss spoiled the debut of Columbia coach Kyle Smith.
Noruwa Agho led Columbia with 26 points and Brain Barbour added 10.