Victory marks the first time the Lions (3-1) defeated a BIG EAST squad since November 30, 1985, when Columbia beat Seton Hall, 85-65.
Columbia is ranked first in the Ivy League as the men's and women's teams head to the Ivy League Heptagonal Championship.
Alvin E. Roth, SEAS '71, is second in Columbia Engineering's history to win the Nobel Prize in Economics.
Professors Terry A. Plank and Maria Chudnovsky are among the 23 MacArthur Fellows named for 2012.
Guests include Nobel Peace Prize winner Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, NBC News Correspondent Ann Curry and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia.
Since the inception of the Lasker Awards in 1945, 81 Lasker laureates have gone on to win the Nobel Prize, 29 in the last two decades.
The vast archives of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright will become part of their permanent collections.