The college basketball season begins in little over a week, but the Iona Gaels’ hiatus from their home court will last until December. Continue reading “Iona Hits The Road”
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”
Monmouth upended Iona 110-102 Friday evening, handing the Gaels their first home loss in over two years, but what followed the final buzzer soon became the real story. Continue reading “Fight Breaks Out After Monmouth Takes Down Iona”
When Iona jumped out to a 7-0 lead over Rider in the first two minutes of their Thursday night matchup, it looked like business as usual for the Gaels, who had won 24 consecutive home contests entering this meeting with the Broncs. Continue reading “Iona 67, Rider 58: Gaels Adopting A New Identity”
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”
That gutty, gritty Iona defense – as John Sterling might muse.
The decision was announced at approximately 3:30 Friday afternoon. Iona junior guard A.J. English would miss that evening’s game against Siena due to his role in a post-game altercation after the buzzer of the Gaels’ previous game, a 68-61 overtime win over Saint Peter’s. Continue reading “Iona’s Bench Comes Through In English’s Absence”
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.
On a night when Iona was without preseason player of the year David Laury, the Gaels dispelled some early concern following a loss at Monmouth by outrunning Rider in a 77-64 victory Wednesday evening. Continue reading “Three Thoughts: Iona 77, Rider 64”
This upcoming season is the year of the sub-6′ point guard. Iona’s Schadrac Casimir is a celebrated member of that group. Continue reading “Iona’s Freshman Guard Inspires Russ Smith Comparisons”