The Maine men’s basketball team, winners of four straight, hosting Columbia from the Alfond.The Lions came to play tonight. The got a lead early and kept it around ten points for most of the first half.Coming out of the break, Maine playing an up tempo offense.Raheem Singleton, leads the team in assists but here he bursts to the basket for two and the foul.Moments later, Singleton does it again. Great job maintaining balance. Spins and hits the runner. Timeout Lions. A seven point defecit trimmed to one point in the opening minutes of the second half.But Maine just could not get enough stops. Troy Barnies of Auburn had a career high 25 points but Columbia hangs on for a 74-71 win. Maine now 6-6. The Black Bears open conference play this Sunday when they host Boston University.