Princeton 57, Columbia 47
NEW YORK (AP) _ Sidney Johnson scored all nine of his points in the second half as Princeton blew a 14-point lead but rallied for a 57-47 Ivy League victory over Columbia on Saturday night.
Princeton (14-9, 8-3 in the Ivy League) led 26-12 with 3:32 remaining in the first half. But Columbia (4-20, 1-11) cut the edge to 31-26 at halftime and went ahead 38-35 six minutes into the second half.
Fred Johnson led the Lions’ second-half burst with seven of his game-high 18 points, including a layup that tied the score at 40 after the Tigers briefly regained the lead.
Boris Piskun’s two foul shots gave the Lions their last lead, 42-40, before Princeton went on a 7-1 run with Johnson hitting a key free point shot.
Steve Goodrich led the Tigers with 16 points, but scored 14 of them in the first half, while Jim Tubridy scored all 10 of his points in the first half for the Lions, who have now lost 13 of their last 14 games.
It was the first game for Princeton coach Pete Carril after his 500th career victory Friday night in the Tigers’ win over Cornell.