The Lions got ahead early and put the game on ice in the second half, earning a convincing win.
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Penn senior forward Fran Dougherty, when healthy, has been very difficult to stop for Quaker opponents.
With one weekend to go, a Harvard win or Yale loss would give the Crimson the Ivy League's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
Columbia was able to make a name for itself defensively in nonconference play because it applied pressure along the perimeter. The strategy hasn't been as effective in conference play because Ivy teams don't rely on three-pointers as much.
After its victory against Dartmouth, Columbia was blown out by Harvard, mathematically eliminating the Lions from Ivy title contention.
The Lions were unable to overcome a very poor start, falling to Harvard on the road.
Columbia won its seventh Ivy game of the season on Friday. Junior forward Alex Rosenberg led all scorers with 31 points.
With the end of Ivy play in sight and Ivy title hopes alive—barely—the Lions face Dartmouth and league-leader Harvard this weekend.
Guard Siyani Chambers credits his parents and teammates with helping him become a star for the Crimson.
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