Gabe Stefanini had 20 points and 10 assists — the final assist resulting in a game-winning basket by Maka Ellis — as Columbia narrowly beat Penn 79-77 in overtime on Friday night.
Ellis sneaked under the Columbia basket to take the inbounds pass and score with 0.4 seconds left.
Ellis's basket capped a comeback from a 77-72 deficit with 1:23 remaining.
Stefanini scored in the paint to tie the game at 72-all with 33.2 seconds left in regulation and send it into overtime.
Ellis had 14 points for Columbia (7-16, 2-7 Ivy League), which ended its six-game losing streak. Patrick Tape added 14 points, nine rebounds and three blocks. Quinton Adlesh had six rebounds for the visitors.
Antonio Woods had 16 points and eight rebounds for the Quakers (15-10, 3-6). Jake Silpe added 14 points and six rebounds. AJ Brodeur had 13 points and seven assists.
The Lions leveled the season series against the Quakers with the win. Penn defeated Columbia 72-70 on Feb. 2. Columbia faces Princeton on the road on Saturday. Penn faces Cornell at home on Saturday.
NEW YORK — AJ Brodeur scored 24 points and Devon Goodman added 19 and Pennsylvania held on to beat Columbia 72-70 on Saturday night for its first league win this season.
Bryce Washington's 3 with 3:21 left gave the Quakers a 70-66 lead. Gabe Stefanini sandwiched a pair of layups between two free throws by Goodman and Penn (13-7, 1-3) led 72-70 with 58 seconds remaining.
The Quakers called two timeouts after Stefanini's last basket to set their offense, but Antonio Woods missed a tightly contested layup with 30 seconds left and the Lions grabbed the rebound. Columbia cleared out and put the ball in Stefanini's hands. From the left side he drove right and drew a screen. A Penn defender rotated to cover Stefanini, and though he got the defender off his feet with a ball fake, he was forced to fade away to get off a clean shot off which bounced off the rim.
Stefanini finished with 27 points and Quinton Adlesh scored 15 for Columbia (6-12, 1-3).
NEW YORK -- Devon Goodman, who had scored 35 points all season, came off the bench to hit five 3-pointers and piled up 23 points to lead Pennsylvania to a 74-62 victory on Friday night that kept the Quakers tied with Harvard atop the Ivy League.
Goodman made 5 of 8 shots from the arc while the rest of Quakers were 4 of 21. He added five assists.
Caleb Wood added 16 points and AJ Brodeur 14 for the Quakers (18-7, 8-1), who bounced back from a loss to Harvard.
Goodman, who scored 18 points in the first half, hit a 3-pointer to start an 18-0 run that gave Penn a 68-54 lead with 2:30 left in the game before Columbia's Kyle Castlin's 3-point play ended Columbia's 5-minute scoring drought. Brodeur scored six points during the run.
Mike Smith scored 16 points for the Lions (6-16, 3-6) with Nate Hickman adding 13 and Quinton Adlesh 12.