Lyles leads Columbia over Dartmouth 61-55

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Meiko Lyles scored 20 of his 23 points in the second half to lead Columbia over Dartmouth 61-55 Saturday night.

Lyles was 8 of 12 from the field, making 5 of 6 3-pointers as the Lions (15-15, 4-10 Ivy League) snapped a six game skid.

Tied at 26 with 16:18 to play, Lyles scored seven straight points. Lyles' layup put Columbia up 33-26 with 13:29 to play and the Lions led the rest of the way.

Columbia shot 60 percent in the second half (12 of 20) after making just 9 of 26 in the first half.

The Lions outscored the Big Green 27-16 in the paint, 44-18 off the bench and 7-0 on fast-break points.

Mark Cisco chipped in 15 points off the bench for Columbia.

Jvonte Brooks led Dartmouth (5-25, 1-13) with 17 points. R.J. Griffin added 12 points and Gabas Maldunas 10 for the Big Green.