2013-14 Preview: Columbia Lions
Can Columbia keep pace in a competitive Ivy League?
2012-13: 12-16 (4-10 Ivy)
In-conference offense: 1.00 points per possession (6th)
In-conference defense: 1.03 points allowed per possession (5th)
Columbia's 2012-13 season, billed as a great chance for the program to win its first Ivy title in 55 years, ended in bitter disappointment. Unfortunately for Lions fans, the 2013-14 campaign does not appear likely to offer redemption. All-Ivy guard Brian Barbour and stalwart center Mark Cisco have graduated with no obvious candidates to take their places.
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