The Columbia College men's basketball team beat Missouri Valley College 73-50 on Tuesday night in Marshall to improve to 4-2 this season.
The Cougars, ranked No. 14 in the NAIA preseason top 25 poll, led 41-22 at the half and outrebounded the Vikings 38-29.
Devin Griffin led Columbia College with 14 points, and Hal Payne had 13 points on six-for-seven shooting from the field. Taylor Evans added 12 points, and Brock Walker had 10. Jordan Dressler pulled down eight rebounds.
The Cougars host their Thanksgiving Classic this weekend at the Arena of Southwell Complex. Hannibal-LaGrange plays Kansas Wesleyan at 6 p.m. Friday, and Columbia College plays Central Bible College at 8 p.m. Friday. Hannibal-LaGrange opens up against Central Bible at 1 p.m. Saturday and the Cougars close out the tournament against Kansas Wesleyan at 3 p.m. Saturday.