– Brian Grandieri led Penn with 13 points and was the only Quaker in double figures.
– Scott was the game’s high scorer with 19 points for Columbia, while Matsui finished with 17 points.
– Penn’s leading scorer, guard Tyler Bernardini, did not make the trip to New York because of a concussion suffered earlier in the week when he hit his head on the court during a practice. Glen Miller said Bernardini will not play Saturday at Cornell, and that his return date is unknown at this point.
– Both teams were sloppy with the basketball, committing 17 turnovers each, but the Lions did a better job at taking advantage of the chances created, scoring 22 points off turnovers to Penn’s 14.
– The 16-point margin was Penn’s biggest loss in Ivy League play since falling at Yale, 78-60, in 2005. It was also Columbia’s second home win over Penn in the last three years, having edged the Quakers, 59-57, in 2006.
– On Saturday, February 9, Penn will next head to Ithaca to face Cornell in a sold-out Newman Arena, as Big Red coach Steve Donahue looks to finally beat Penn for the first time in 15 tries, while Columbia will welcome Princeton to Manhattan, with both games tipping off at 7:00 pm ET.