2017–18 Columbia Lions men's basketball team

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2017–18 Columbia Lions men's basketball
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Conference Ivy League
2017–18 record 8–19 (5–9 Ivy)
Head coach Jim Engles (2nd season)
Assistant coach Jesse Agel
Assistant coach Jean Bain
Assistant coach Jared Czech
Home arena Levien Gymnasium
Seasons
2017–18 Ivy League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Penn 12 2   .857     24 9   .727
Harvard 12 2   .857     18 14   .563
Yale 9 5   .643     16 15   .516
Cornell 6 8   .429     12 16   .429
Princeton 5 9   .357     13 16   .448
Columbia 5 9   .357     8 19   .296
Brown 4 10   .286     11 16   .407
Dartmouth 3 11   .214     7 20   .259
2018 Ivy League Tournament winner

The 2017–18 Columbia Lions men's basketball team represented Columbia University during the 2017–18 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Lions, led by second-year head coach Jim Engles, played their home games at Levien Gymnasium in New York City as members of the Ivy League. They finished the season 8–19, 5–9 in Ivy League play to finish in a tie for fifth place and fail to qualify for the Ivy League Tournament.

Previous season[edit]

The Lions finished the 2016–17 season 11–16, 5–9 in Ivy League play to finish in fifth place. They failed to qualify for the inaugural Ivy League Tournament.

Offseason[edit]

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Reason for departure
Jeff Coby 1 F 6'8" 223 Senior Pembroke, FL Graduated
Andrew Panayiotou 2 F 6'7" 194 Freshman Victoria, Australia Left the team due to personal reasons
Kendall Jackson 14 G 5'8" 160 Senior Union City, CA Graduated
John Sica 24 F 6'7" 195 Sophomore Delmar, NY Left the team due to personal reasons
Chris McComber 32 F 6'8" 244 Senior Nepean, ON Graduated
Luke Petrasek 33 F 6'10" 215 Senior East Northport, NY Graduated
Connor Voss 52 C 7'1" 260 Senior St. Cloud, MN Graduated

2017 recruiting class[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Jaron Faulds
#31 C
Holt, MI Holt High School 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jul 1, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 80
Gabriele Stefanini
#109 SG
Bologna, Italy Bergen Catholic High School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) N/A Oct 10, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Randall Brumant
PF
Houston, TX Kent School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) N/A Oct 26, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: POST
Tai Bibbs
PG
West Chicago, IL West Chicago Community High School 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) N/A  
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Myles Hanson
SG
Chaska, MN Chaska High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) N/A  
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Jake Klores
PG
Chaska, MN Riverdale Country School 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 165 lb (75 kg)  
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Roster[edit]

2017–18 Columbia Lions men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Kyle Castlin 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr Hillsgrove Marietta, GA
G 1 Luke Bolster 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr Trinity School New York, NY
F 3 Patrick Tape 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) So Quenn's Grant Matthews, NC
G/F 4 Rodney Hunter 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jr Mariner Cape Coral, FL
G 5 C. J. Davis 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jr Peddie School/Archbishop Molloy Far Rockaway, NY
G 10 Quinton Adlesh 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr Mission College Prep Arroyo Grande, CA
F 11 Lukas Meisner 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 223 lb (101 kg) Jr IGS Franzsches Feld Braunschweig, Germany
G 12 Mike Smith 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 180 lb (82 kg) So Fenwick Burr Ridge, IL
F 13 Randy Brumant 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr St. Thomas/Kent School (CT) Houston, TX
G 15 Gabe Stefanini 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 198 lb (90 kg) Fr Bergen Catholic (NJ) Bologna, Italy
G 20 Jake Killingsworth 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Junípero Serra San Carlos, CA
G 21 Peter Barba 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 198 lb (90 kg) Jr Western Reserve Academy Chagrin Falls, OH
G 22 Nate Hickman 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sr Peddie School Wilmington, DE
G 25 Jake Klores 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Fr Riverdale Country School New York, NY
G/F 31 Myles Hanson 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr Chaska Chaska, MN
G 33 Tai Bibbs 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr West Chicago Chicago, IL
C 41 Shane Eberle 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Jr Our Lake of Good Counsel Woodbine, MD
F 44 Jaron Faulds 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Fr Holt Holt, MI
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Non-conference regular season
Nov 10, 2017*
8:30 pm, FS2
at No. 6 Villanova L 60–75  0–1
Wells Fargo Center (10,504)
Philadelphia, PA
Nov 14, 2017*
7:00 pm
at Longwood W 87–77  1–1
Willett Hall (1,522)
Farmville, VA
Nov 17, 2017*
7:00 pm, BTN+
at Penn State L 65–79  1–2
Bryce Jordan Center (6,529)
University Park, PA
Nov 21, 2017*
7:00 pm
at Army L 78–88  1–3
Christl Arena (683)
West Point, NY
Nov 25, 2017*
2:00 pm
at Colgate L 71–77  1–4
Cotterell Court (418)
Hamilton, NY
Nov 29, 2017*
7:00 pm, SNY
at Connecticut L 73–77 OT 1–5
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (3,808)
Storrs, CT
Dec 2, 2017*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Albany L 82–86  1–6
SEFCU Arena (2,208)
Albany, NY
Dec 4, 2017*
7:00 pm, SNY
Quinnipiac L 87–89  1–7
Levien Gymnasium (873)
New York, NY
Dec 7, 2017*
7:00 pm, SNY
Stony Brook L 66–76  1–8
Levien Gymnasium (1,231)
New York, NY
Dec 10, 2017*
2:00 pm, SNY
Navy L 68–73  1–9
Levien Gymnasium (1,169)
New York, NY
Dec 12, 2017*
7:00 pm, ACCN Extra
at Boston College L 66–81  1–10
Conte Forum (3,989)
Chestnut Hill, MA
Dec 30, 2017*
2:00 pm, ILN
Maine W 83–71  2–10
Levien Gymnasium (1,376)
New York, NY
Jan 6, 2018*
2:00 pm, ILN
Sarah Lawrence W 87–42  3–10
Levien Gymnasium (1,134)
New York, NY
Ivy League regular season
Jan 12, 2018
8:00 pm, NBCSP
at Princeton L 56–71  3–11
(0–1)
Jadwin Gymnasium (1,779)
Princeton, NJ
Jan 13, 2018
7:00 pm, ILN
at Penn L 71–77  3–12
(0–2)
Palestra (2,084)
Philadelphia, PA
Jan 20, 2018
7:00 pm, SNY
Cornell W 88–62  4–12
(1–2)
Levien Gymnasium (2,302)
New York, NY
Jan 27, 2018
4:00 pm, ILN
at Cornell L 81–82  4–13
(1–3)
Newman Arena (3,279)
Ithaca, NY
Feb 2, 2018
7:00 pm, SNY
Harvard W 83–76  5–13
(2–3)
Levien Gymnasium (2,010)
New York, NY
Feb 3, 2018
7:00 pm, SNY
Dartmouth W 77–74  6–13
(3–3)
Levien Gymnasium (1,781)
New York, NY
Feb 9, 2018
7:00 pm, SNY
at Yale L 84–88  6–14
(3–4)
John J. Lee Amphitheater (1,084)
New Haven, CT
Feb 10, 2018
6:00 pm, myRITV
at Brown L 88–91 OT 6–15
(3–5)
Pizzitola Sports Center (1,038)
Providence, RI
Feb 16, 2018
7:00 pm, SNY
Penn L 62–74  6–16
(3–6)
Levien Gymnasium (2,008)
New York, NY
Feb 17, 2018
7:00 pm, SNY
Princeton W 85–60  7–16
(4–6)
Levien Gymnasium (1,831)
New York, NY
Feb 23, 2018
7:00 pm, SNY
Brown W 89–82  8–16
(5–6)
Levien Gymnasium (1,611)
New York, NY
Feb 24, 2018
8:30 pm, SNY
Yale L 73–83  8–17
(5–7)
Levien Gymnasium (1,722)
New York, NY
Mar 2, 2018
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Dartmouth L 78–80  8–18
(5–8)
Leede Arena (577)
Hanover, NH
Mar 3, 2018
7:00 pm, ILN
at Harvard L 74–93  8–19
(5–9)
Lavietes Pavilion (1,636)
Boston, MA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

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