NEW YORK (AP) -- Mike Smith had 30 points, including Columbia’s final five, as the Lions narrowly defeated Lehigh 68-64 on Saturday.
Smith’s layup gave Columbia a 65-58 lead with 3:17 remaining in the game. It would be the Lions’ last field goal, but Smith added three free throws in the final 24 seconds to preserve the win.
Jordan Cohen had 20 points for the Mountain Hawks (3-5). James Karnik added 12 rebounds.
Columbia faces Delaware on the road on Monday. Lehigh plays St. Francis (Pa.) on the road on Wednesday.
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