NEW YORK — Quinton Adlesh scored 17 of his 20 points in the second half when Columbia charged back to hand Harvard its first Ivy League loss, 83-76, Friday night.
Adlesh made four of his five 3-pointers in the second half. Lukas Meisner added his third career double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Kyle Castlin and Mike Smith also scored 16 points, with Smith getting 14 in the second half. Patrick Tape added 10 points for the Lions (5-13, 2-3).
The Crimson (10-11, 4-1) led the entire game until the Lions rattled off a 20-3 run with Adlesh scoring eight points to lead 58-49 with 12:26 left. Columbia kept the lead with Castlin sinking four free throws and Smith two in the final 1:07. Columbia shot 60 percent in the second half and 54 percent for the game with 11 3-pointers.
Seth Towns scored a career-high 31 points for Harvard with six of the Crimson’s 16 3-pointers.