Iona Handles Manhattan In Renewal Of The MAAC’s Best Rivalry

The premier rivalry in the MAAC took center stage once more Friday night as Iona turned in a stellar defensive effort to take down Manhattan 70-56 at the Hynes Athletic Center in New Rochelle. Continue reading “Iona Handles Manhattan In Renewal Of The MAAC’s Best Rivalry”

Iona 83, Texas Southern 73: English Out, But Gaels Survive

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – Ibn Muhammad hit his first and only field goal of the game Wednesday night, but it was massive, a three-pointer that extended Iona’s lead to five over pesky Texas Southern with two minutes to go. He followed with a steal and assist for a Jordan Washington dunk that basically sealed Iona’s 22th straight home victory. Continue reading “Iona 83, Texas Southern 73: English Out, But Gaels Survive”

Three Thoughts: UMass 87, Iona 82

On the surface, Iona’s 87-82 loss to UMass at the Mullins Center Tuesday night wasn’t a terrible one. First, UMass is an Atlantic-10 team that went to the NCAA Tournament last year, and is probably better than its 6-6 record (and No. 94 KenPom ranking), having played an ambitious schedule, and picking up a couple of close losses (at Harvard and BYU) that might have turned the tide for them.

In addition, UMass picked Tuesday to break out of a prolonged shooting slump from three-point range, particularly junior point guard Trey Davis, who came in shooting an ice-cold just 33.6% from the field, and was just 11-for-47 from behind the arc since the season opener. All he did against Iona was score 25 points on 10-of-11 from the floor, 5-for-6 from three-point range.

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