The men's basketball team (8-6) will host its first home game of 2014 when the Lions face off against St. Francis Brooklyn (9-5) on Saturday.
The Terriers are on a hot streak. Guard Ben Mockford and forward Jalen Cannon both scored 17 points in the Terriers' last win—their fourth straight. With a fifth, they will make Northeast Conference history as the first team to win 10 nonconference games before the start of league play.
Columbia is close to the 10-win mark as well, and also enters the game on a high note, following a thrilling double-overtime victory over Colgate on Dec. 30. First-year forward Luke Petrasek has earned Ivy League Rookie of the Week two weeks in a row, and the team looks to be in good form as the start of Ivy play approaches.
The Lions have not played St. Francis since a 59-53 loss in January 2010, but lead the all-time series 10-7. This season, the Lions have performed well at home, boasting a 5-1 record heading into the game.
The game will be held in Levien Gymnasium at 4 p.m. It will be the first in a four-game home stand for the Lions.