On Saturday, Columbia hosts Brown at Levien Gymnasium. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. EST. The Lions lost to the Bears 58-55 on Feb. 15 and are 6-3 against them over the last four years.
Brown is in third place in the Ivy League and Columbia is in seventh place.
In their last outing, behind 20 points from Maodo Lo, the Lions defeated Yale 59-46 on Mar. 1. He is putting up 6 points per game while also averaging 1.9 rebounds per game. For the Bears, Rafael Maia put up 22 points and 13 rebounds in the 84-65 blowout of Cornell on Mar. 1. He contributes 7.4 rebounds per game in addition to his 10.8 points per game. When considering the Four Factors, Brown performs well in defensive rebounding percentage at 72.8 percent. This ranks second in the conference and 27th in the country.
StatSmack! Columbia is better than Brown
Columbia has more wins over the last 5 years than Brown (78 vs. 68).
Even computers respect Columbia more. Columbia has a better RPI this season than Brown (RPI: No. 258 vs. No. 267).
Columbia has a much better overall winning percentage over the last five years (46.4 percent to 34.5 percent).
Columbia has an average margin of victory of 9 over Brown in 32 wins since 1980.