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Men's basketball looking to continue home dominance against Stony Brook

  • Kiera Wood / Senior Staff Photographer
    Mo Money | Sophomore guard Maodo Lo led the way for the Lions their last time out, netting 22.

The men’s basketball team (9-6) will face Stony Brook (9-5) Wednesday in the second game of a four-game homestand. 

Columbia has played well of late, winning four of its last five games, and posted an 81-61 victory over St. Francis Brooklyn in its first game of 2014 on Jan. 4. On the other hand, the Seawolves enter Wednesday’s contest looking to bounce back from an 81-63 loss to VCU.

As they have all season, the Lions will be counting on a big performance by their talented sophomore backcourt trio. While the scoring exploits of Grant Mullins and Maodo Lo—who rank first and third on the team in scoring with averages of 12.8 and 12.3 points per game, respectively—have been well documented, Isaac Cohen has proven himself to be a force as well.

Though Cohen has not been a major presence in the points column, he leads the team in rebounding with an average of 5.9 per game, and his total of 38 assists on the year also leads the Light Blue.

Stony Brook’s biggest threat is forward Jameel Warney. The 6-foot-8 sophomore is nearly averaging a double-double, posting a team-leading 15.6 points and 9.5 rebounds per game thus far in 2013-14. He has also been very accurate, shooting at a 65.7 percent clip from the field this season.

The Lions have a chance to improve to 7-1 at home with a win. The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.

eli.schultz@columbiaspectator.com | @elischultz28 

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