Sport: Cream of the Ivy

The Columbia University Lions, No. 4 in U.S. ranking, have been one of the surprise basketball teams of the year. In a hard-fought 54-44 victory over Cornell at Ithaca last week, the Lions won their 15th game in a row this season, their 24th straight over two seasons. That kept them on top of the Eastern Intercollegiate (Ivy) League and the only undefeated major team in the country.

At first glance, it is hard to see just what makes the Columbia boys good. The squad began the season without three of last year's top...

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