Game 19: Columbia – The Good, The Bad & the Ugly

 

Good Bad & UglyTHE GOOD– Miles Cartwright's Late Poise

With everything on the line, the Quakers' captain stepped up when they needed him the most. After a Brian Barbour three tied the game and sucked the energy out of the Palestra, the junior coolly sank a jumper from the left elbow with 25.1 seconds left to give Penn a 58-56 lead that they wouldn't relinquish. In addition Cartwright went 4-for-4 from the line after the Lions attempted to turn the game into a foul-fest to eliminate any hope of a miraculous Columbia comeback. Cartwright went a perfect 10-for-10 from the line on the night, scoring a game high 21 points on 6-for-14 shooting.

THE BAD– Darien Nelson-Henry's interior defense

Though the stat sheet may show four blocks for DNH on the night, it doesn't even begin to tell the story of the freshman's night. Going against 6-foot-9 senior Mark Cisco, Nelson-Henry got consistently torched in the second half, surrendering 12 points to the Lion on 5-for-6 shooting. It seemed as if Nelson-Henry was never able to locate the Columbia leader in space, frequently leaving-him wide open for easy baseline jump shots. Cisco wound up being the game's most efficient scorer, helping the Lions claw their way back from a nine-point second half deficit in a game that the Quakers could have put to bed early.

THE UGLY– Columbia's three-point shooting

The Lions were dreadful from distance all night long, closing out the game with a woeful 3-for-17 performance. Though Brian Barbour was able to cause some late fireworks with his game-tying trey, it was the only long-distance shot that he was able to convert, as the senior finished 1-for-5 on the night, a huge step down from his typical standards. Barbour didn't receive much support from his teammates, as freshman Grant Mullins went 1-for-7, junior Alex Rosenberg went 1-for-3 and freshman Maodo Lo went 0-for-2. If Columbia had been able to get its outside scoring at all, perhaps they would have escaped from the Palestra with a win.

 

 

2 thoughts on “Game 19: Columbia – The Good, The Bad & the Ugly

  1. FOJL GBE

    GOOD -- Long break between games. Team was fresh and alert. Didnt make as many idiotic mistakes vs CU as we have seen throughout the season

    BAD -- Its only the 4th win

    UGLY - Ivy League quality of teams.

    UGLY -- Tweets from Penn Athletics about "Dreaming of Dayton". Lets take this one step at a time. Those tweets were callous and unprofessiona.

    Also, FOJL had Penn plus the points and on the ML. A nice way to ring in February by cashing a few shekels on the Quakers.

  2. I don't want to let the truth get in the way of a good FOJL slam, but I didn't seen any Tweets regarding Dayton besides those from Andy Glockner which were clearly tongue-in-cheek excitement about a nice Ivy win.

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