Surprising sophomore guard leading first-place Gaels

Iona’s leading scorer was a mystery when this season began. Sure, A.J. English performed well in limited duty as a freshman before going down with a severe wrist injury, but he had started that season slowly. “We really didn’t know what to expect from A.J., whether he would be that kid who played well before the injury or not,” Iona coach Tim Cluess said in a phone interview...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Iona squanders big lead but escapes at Rider 80-77

Sean Armand and A.J. English each scored 20 on Friday night as Iona nearly squandered a 13-point lead with 3 minutes to go, but escaped at Rider 80-77. Iona (18-8, 15-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) held a double-digit lead for most of the second half until Jimmie Taylor's scoring spree for Rider (13-13, 9-8). Starting with a layup at the 2:55 mark, Taylor scored 10 straight...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

More Late Heroics Lift Iona To Win vs Saint Peter's

Sophomore A.J. English came through in the final moments for the second time in three games, hitting a game-winning three-pointer with 0.7 seconds left in the contest to propel the Iona College men's basketball team to a 62-59 win over Saint Peter's in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action at the Hynes Center. The Gaels (16-8, 13-2 MAAC) earned their eighth straight win...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

BUZZER BEATER: Iona's A.J. English's Deep 3 A Game Winner

An exciting Thursday night in New Rochelle, New York.With time running out and the St. Peter's/Iona game tied at 59 the Gaels had one last shot to win it.Iona's A.J. English took the big shot and hit it.Thanks IonaGaels: Your final Iona 62, St. Peter's 59.English would finish with seven points.  Mike Poole led in the scoring column for Iona with 13 points.
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Iona edges St Peter's 62-59 on English's 3-pointer

A.J. English drilled a game-winning 3-pointer with 0.7 seconds left to lift Iona over St. Peter's 62-59 on Wednesday night. The Gaels led by eight after a Mike Poole 3-pointer, but St. Peter's responded with six straight points as a Chris Burke steal led to a Marvin Dominique layup with 35 seconds left. After two free throws by English, Trevis Wyche hit a layup. Jamel Fields...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

English scores 32, lifts Iona over Canisius 101-91

A.J. English scored a career-high 32 points and Iona scored 24 points in the last five minutes to pull away and defeat Canisius 101-91 on Sunday. English hit a 3-pointer to give Iona an 81-75 lead with 5:10 to play, sparking a 24-16 run to end the game. English was 10 of 17 from the field, made four 3-pointers and had six assists. David Laury scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Iona gets by St. Peter's 71-63.

A.J. English scored 18 points in helping Iona move past St. Peters 71-63 on Sunday, remaining atop the Metro Atlantic Athletics Conference standings. Iona's Sean Armand added nine points and jumped three positions on the Iona all-time scoring list, moving to 14th place with 1,432 career points. Iona (11-8, 8-2) led the Peacocks at halftime 44-27 after entering the game tied...
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January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

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