Once again, NYU Law bests Columbia in Deans’ Cup charity hoops match

For the third year in a row, NYU Law has taken home the Deans' Cup, beating Columbia Law School 68-53 in the annual charity basketball game between the two schools. A large, enthusiastic crowd from NYU Law made the trip uptown on April 4 to cheer on the Violets as the team successfully battled to extend its winning streak.

First played in 2002, the hoops match raises funds for public interest work at both NYU Law and Columbia Law. With this year’s win, NYU Law now leads the series 13-5.

Co-captain Laureen Bousmail ’19 credits the victory to a sustained, all-around effort by her teammates. “Every single one of our players contributed in a big way when we needed them most—whether it was playing good defense, getting an important rebound, or scoring a shot we needed to gain momentum,” Bousmail says. “Everyone played a big part in this win.”

She notes that in addition to their offensive firepower, the NYU Law team played a lockdown defense in the second half of the game, allowing Columbia just 14 points in 20 minutes.

Columbia got some of its own back at half time, when faculty and administrators from both schools met on the court for a single-period matchup. The game was tied at 4-4, but Columbia scored the winning shot in sudden death overtime.

Posted April 9, 2019