Brian Barbour finished with 11 points and a game-high two steals for the Lions (8-5), who have won three straight games. Cisco also pitched in with eight points.
Columbia overcame a five-point, halftime deficit with an improved shooting effort. After shooting 31.8 percent (7 of 22) from the floor in the first half, the Lions made 57.1 percent (16 of 28) of their shots in the second half.
Columbia went on a 9-0 run that was capped by Cory Osetkowski's layup to give it a 43-35 lead with 12:11 left. Cisco scored on a layup with 4:07 remaining to give the Lions a 58-43 advantage -- their largest of the contest.