The Columbia Lions will open their 2023-24 season on Monday, November 6th, when they travel to Providence, Rhode Island to face the Providence Friars. The game is scheduled to tip off at 7:00pm ET and will be televised live on the FOX Sports App.
The game between the Columbia Lions and the Providence Friars will be televised live on the FOX Sports App. The FOX Sports App is available on a variety of devices, including smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, and streaming devices.
Matchup: Columbia vs Providence
Time: Monday, November 6, 2023, 7:00pm ET (Local time)
Locations: Amica Mutual Pavilion, Providence, RI
TV: FOX Sports App
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If you can’t watch the game on the FOX Sports App, you can follow it live on the Columbia Athletics website or on the Columbia Athletics app. The Columbia Athletics website will have live stats and play-by-play coverage of the game. The Columbia Athletics app will also have live stats and play-by-play coverage of the game, as well as live audio and video streaming of the game (for a subscription fee).
The Lions are coming off a 7-22 season in 2022-23, while the Friars finished with a record of 21-12. Providence is the defending Big East Conference Tournament champions and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the third time in four seasons.
The Friars return two of their top three scorers from last season in senior guard Bryce Hopkins and junior forward Ed Croswell. Hopkins averaged 15.8 points and 8.5 rebounds per game last season, while Croswell averaged 10.9 points and 9.4 rebounds per game.
The Lions will be led by senior guard Geronimo Rubio De La Torre, who averaged 13.2 points and 4.5 assists per game last season. Rubio De La Torre is the Lions’ leading returning scorer and is one of the most experienced guards in the Ivy League.
The Lions will also need to get significant contributions from their younger players, including sophomores Zavian McLean and Liam Murphy. McLean is a versatile forward who can score from inside and outside, while Murphy is a physical presence in the paint.
The game between the Lions and the Friars is expected to be a challenging one for Columbia. The Friars are a more experienced and talented team. However, the Lions have played well against Providence in recent years, winning two of the last three meetings between the two teams.
The Providence Friars are the favorites to win the game. However, the Columbia Lions have played well against Providence in recent years. I predict that the Providence Friars will win the game by a score of 78-65.