PRINCETON, N.J. -- Kareem Maddox scored 20 points and Dan Mavraides scored all 14 of his during a late comeback as Princeton moved into first place in the Ivy League with a 66-61 victory over Columbia on Saturday night.
It was the 11th win in 12 games for the Tigers (22-5, 10-1), who have a half-game lead over Harvard, which lost to Yale. Princeton completed a 12-0 home season and beat the Lions (14-12, 5-7) at home for the 18th straight time.
Columbia led 50-44 with 7:07 remaining before a 13-3 run by Princeton, which included nine points by Mavraides, gave the Tigers a 57-53 lead with 3:29 left.
Three free throws cut Princeton's margin to 57-56, but a 3-pointer and a jumper by Mavraides helped the Tigers build their lead back to six points, 64-58, with 29 seconds to play.
Dillon Brooks, who led Oregon with 16.7 points per game last season, will opt out of the NBA draft process and return to the Ducks, a source told ESPN.
Mississippi State freshman guard Malik Newman will withdraw from the NBA draft, but sources told ESPN he might explore other opportunities besides returning to Mississippi State.
Seton Hall sophomore Isaiah Whitehead will stay in the NBA draft and not return for his junior season.