- Associated Press - Sunday, November 18, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) - Freshman Jalen Cobb scored a career-high 16 points and his layup beat the buzzer to send Fordham to a 70-69 victory over upset-minded Columbia on Sunday at the Johnny Bach Classic in the Bronx.

Mike Smith hit two free throws with 13 seconds left in the game to give the Lions (0-4) a 69-65 lead. But Ivan Raut, with an assist from Cobb, buried a 3-pointer with eight seconds left to pull the Rams (4-1) within a point and set the stage for Cobb’s game winner. Raut picked up an assist on Cobb’s shot, which was set up by a last-second steal by Chuba Ohams.

Nick Honor paced Fordham with 17 points and five assists, while Antwon Portley hit three 3-pointers and scored 15.


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Mike Smith led Columbia with 15 points. He added five rebounds and four assists. Reserves Jake Killingsworth and Quinton Adlesh scored 13 and 11, respectively.

Fordham leads the all-time series between the two schools, separated by 7.6 miles, 51-28. It was the first meeting between the pair since Columbia’s 65-62 win in 2008. That victory was also Columbia’s last win over an Atlantic 10 Conference team.



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