NEW YORK (AP) -Jerel Hastings scored 13 of his 15 points in the first half and Albany beat Columbia 66-49 on Tuesday night for its third straight victory.
Tim Ambrose had 13 points and Brian Connelly added 11 for Albany (3-2), which won easily despite an awful shooting performance from long range. The Great Danes were 0-for-11 on 3-point attempts, failing to make a 3 for the first time in 268 games as a Division I team.
Columbia (2-3) was paced by Noruwa Agho's eight points.
Albany led by as many as 21 points in the second half. The Lions were within seven when Connelly hit two free throws to trigger an 11-1 run that put the Great Danes up 44-27 with 14:03 to play.
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