NEW YORK -- Luke Petrasek scored a career-high 19 points and three others scored in double figures to lead Columbia over American University 61-47 Tuesday night.
Columbia (4-3) had a lead of at least six points the entire second half. Petrasek and Meiko Lyles hit back-to-back three-pointers to give the Lions a 46-33 lead with 13:16 remaining, yet the Lions would only shoot two of nine from the floor the rest of the night.
Lyles scored ten points. Maodo Lo had a game-high three 3-pointers to go with his 13 points for the Lions.
Facing a 13-point halftime deficit, American's Darius Gardner scored six points to pull the Eagles within 35-29 at the 16:57 mark. American had a 7-0 run to pull within 46-40, taking nearly seven minutes before the Lions scored on a pair of free throws.
Tony Wroblicky and Gardner both scored 15 points to lead American (1-4).
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.