NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Justin Sears and Brandon Sherrod came off the bench to score 10 points apiece as hot-shooting Yale dominated the first half to defeat Columbia 75-56 Saturday night in Ivy League play.
Coming off a 68-61 loss to Cornell on Friday, the Bulldogs (10-15, 4-4) have won three of their past four games.
Yale led 43-21 at halftime after shooting 66.7 percent (18 of 27) compared to 31.8 percent (7 of 22) for the Lions. Sears was 4-of-4 shooting before intermission.
In the second half, the Bulldogs shot 56.5 percent (13 of 23), but Columbia improved to 50 percent (11 of 22) and hit 5 of 9 3-pointers. However, the Lions trailed by 26 after going scoreless for 6 minutes and could get no closer than 16 in losing their eighth straight to Yale.
Steve Frankoski's 16 points led Columbia (10-12, 2-6), which has lost two straight and six of seven.
DeAndre Ayton, No. 1 in the Class of 2017, and a few other top names took center stage at Nike EYBL Session 4.
Freshman Malik Newman will transfer from Mississippi State after averaging 11.3 points per game last season.
Illinois, led by Malcolm Hill, Leron Black and Mike Thorne, looks to return to the NCAA tourney after missing it for three consecutive seasons.