The No. 25 Columbia College men’s basketball team defeated William Woods University, 63-56, in Fulton. The Cougars improved to 19-3 and 6-1 in the American Midwest Conference.
Columbia College got off to a slow start in the first half, shooting only 33 percent from the field but only trailed 28-27.
The Cougars opened the second half with a 9-2 run and didn't surrender the lead for the rest of the period. The Cougars managed to turn the game around by forcing the home team into turnovers and making crucial free throws.
Taylor Evans led the team with 17 points and nine rebounds. Greg Stegeman had 15 points, and Jordan Dressler joined in with 11.
The Cougars will play Williams Baptist College at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3 in Walnut Ridge, Ark.