NEW YORK – In between games at Madison Square Garden and Washington, D.C., among other places on the east coast, the Columbia men's basketball took some time out during the holiday season to visit children at nearby St. Luke's Hospital.

In their visit just days before Christmas, the team brought gifts for the children at the hospital on 114th Street and Amsterdam Avenue to brighten their holiday season.  Click here for some photos from the team's visit.

The Lions are back in action on Friday, January 9 at Levien Gym against NJIT at 7 p.m.