NEW YORK -- Grant Mullins scored 18 points to lead Columbia to a 58-41 win over Penn on Saturday night in a game featuring poor second-half shooting by both teams.
Columba and Penn combined to make six field goals after halftime. The Lions shot 10 percent (2 of 20) from the floor, and the Quakers made 16.7 percent (4 of 24) of their shots.
Columbia (11-13, 3-7 Ivy League) went into halftime with a 35-25 lead and controlled the second half -- despite its poor shooting. The Lions, who snapped a three-game losing streak, took their largest lead at 19 points with 2:09 left to play.
Tony Hicks scored 19 points for Penn (7-19, 4-5), which had its two-game winning streak snapped.
Columbia's reserves outscored the Quakers' bench players 23-3.
With a trio a top recruits from Philadelphia, the Penn State basketball program is primed to finally turn a corner.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.