Lyles leads Columbia over Dartmouth 61-55
NEW YORK (AP) Meiko Lyles scored 20 of his 23 points in the second half to lead Columbia over Dartmouth 61-55 Saturday night.
Lyles was 8 of 12 from the field, making 5 of 6 3-pointers as the Lions (15-15, 4-10 Ivy League) snapped a six game skid.
Tied at 26 with 16:18 to play, Lyles scored seven straight points. Lyles' layup put Columbia up 33-26 with 13:29 to play and the Lions led the rest of the way.
Columbia shot 60 percent in the second half (12 of 20) after making just 9 of 26 in the first half.
The Lions outscored the Big Green 27-16 in the paint, 44-18 off the bench and 7-0 on fast-break points.
Mark Cisco chipped in 15 points off the bench for Columbia.
Updated March 3, 2012