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Iona opens defense of MAAC title with win over Saint Peter's

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) Rickey McGill and Jon Severe each scored 19 points and Iona opened the defense of its Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title with a 79-65 victory over Saint Peter's on Friday night. McGill was 8 of 10 from the field and Severe 5 of 10 from 3-point range. E.J. Crawford added 13 points and Sam Cassell Jr. and Jordan Washington 11 each for the Gaels (4-2...
Via AP on Fox
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Severe's buzzer beater lifts Iona past Nevada 75-73

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Sam Cassell Jr. scored 20 points, including six 3-pointers, and Jon Severe hit the winning bucket just ahead of the buzzer to lift Iona to a 75-73 victory over Nevada and take the Great Alaska Shootout title Saturday night. Iona (2-3) called a timeout with 6 seconds left after Nevada's Marcus Marshall drained a 3-pointer to tie the game at 73, marking the...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Iona advances to title game of Great Alaska Shootout

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Sam Cassell Jr. scored 18 points, Jon Severe made four 3-pointers and had 16 points, and Iona beat Weber State 76-54 on Friday night to advance to the championship game of the Great Alaska Shootout. Iona , which last made the title game in Alaska in 1979, will face Nevada on Saturday. Iona went on a 14-2 run early in the first half to take a 23-12 lead...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Know The Prospect: A.J. English III

The Knicks need guards who can shoot and defend. They may find one right in their own backyard. Until 1966, the NBA held a territorial draft allowing teams to draft players from their local area and, by extension, hopefully drum up local interest in the business of basketball. Fifty years later, the territorial draft is a thing of the past, the Knicks are presently desperately in...
Via Posting and Toasting
June 10, 2016

MAAC basketball tournaments remaining in Albany next three years

This week, the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference announced that the annual MAAC basketball championships will be remaining in Albany, New York for the next three years. The deal will now extend through the 2019 MAAC championship, after a vote from The MAAC Council of Presidents. The Times Union Center plays host to the men’s and women’s tournaments. Last season, the Metro...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Bracket Buster Bandits: Midwest Region

A.J. English (Iona)If you’re looking for the classic mid-major star who has the potential to steal a game with his potent perimeter scoring, then A.J. English may be your guy. The senior combo guard from Iona finished the season as the nation's 10th leading scorer, averaging 22.4 points per game. English is a versatile scorer who creates opportunities for himself in a variety of...
Via The Sports Quotient
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Iona spoiled Monmouth bench mob party

DENVER (AP) The Monmouth bench mob was all set to break out some new moves for the NCAA tournament before Iona went and spoiled the party. With a 79-76 win over the Hawks in the MAAC tournament finale, the Gaels punched their ticket to the NCAA tourney and sent the Hawks skittering into the NIT. The 13th-seeded Gaels (22-10) have their own flash and dash to unleash Thursday when...
Via AP on Fox
March 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Iona-Iowa St. Preview

DENVER (AP) The Monmouth bench mob was all set to break out some new moves for the NCAA tournament before Iona went and spoiled the party. With a 79-76 win over the Hawks in the MAAC tournament finale, the Gaels punched their ticket to the NCAA tourney and sent the Hawks skittering into the NIT. The 13th-seeded Gaels (22-10) have their own flash and dash to unleash Thursday when...
Via AP on Fox
March 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Iowa State vs. Iona – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

Georges Niang The 2016 NCAA Tournament Bracket was just revealed on CBS.  The Iowa State Cyclones out of the Big 12 earned the No. 4 seed in the East region, where they will face the 13th-seeded Iona Gaels out of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Iowa State (21-11) fell to Oklahoma in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Conference Tournament, while Iona (22-10) knocked off Monmouth...
Via College Spun
March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Iona clinches NCAA Tournament berth with MAAC tournament title

ALBANY, N.Y. -- A.J. English hit a fadeway jumper with 1:39 left to break a tie and Deyshonee Much followed with a driving layup that he converted into a three-point play, and second-seeded Iona beat top-seeded Monmouth 79-76 on Monday night to win the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament title and the NCAA Tournament berth that goes with it.The Hawks (27-7), who joined...
Via AP on Fox
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Iona heads to NCAA Tournament with MAAC championship

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A.J. English hit a fadeway jumper with 1:39 left to break a tie and Deyshonee Much followed with a driving layup that he converted into a three-point play, and second-seeded Iona beat top-seeded Monmouth 79-76 on Monday night to win the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament title and the NCAA Tournament berth that goes with it. The Hawks (27-7), who joined...
Via AP on Fox
March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Iona heads to NCAA Tournament with MAAC cha

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A.J. English hit a fadeway jumper with 1:39 left to break a tie and Deyshonee Much followed with a driving layup that he converted into a three-point play, and second-seeded Iona beat top-seeded Monmouth 79-76 on Monday night to win the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament title and the NCAA Tournament berth that goes with it. The Hawks (27-7), who joined...
Via AP on Fox
March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Iona defeats Monmouth 79-76 to win MAAC Tournament

Iona rallied in the second half to defeat Monmouth and its infamous bench mob to walk away as the 2015 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Champions. Senior guard A.J. English led the Gaels with 19 points, while junior Jordan Washington chipped in 15 points and 13 rebounds to help Iona complete the underdog story. Monmouth had been the story of the MAAC all season long, with...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Iona runs away from Canisius 71-55 in MAAC quarterfinals

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A.J. English hit five 3-pointers, scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help No. 2 seed Iona beat No. 7 seed Canisius 71-55 in Friday night's Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference quarterfinals matchup. The Gaels (20-10) advance to Sunday's semifinals and will play the winner of Saturday's contest between No. 3 seed Siena (20-11) and No. 6 seed Manhattan ...
Via AP on Fox
March 04, 2016  |  Discuss

English, Much lead Iona over Canisius 86-78

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) A.J. English scored 25 points, Deyshonee Much added 22 and Iona beat Canisius 86-78 on Sunday for its fifth straight win. Iona (19-10, 16-4 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) entered the game having already secured the No. 2 seed into the conference tournament, and will play the winner of Thursday's Canisius-Niagara game in the quarterfinals on Friday...
Via AP on Fox
February 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Iona pulls away from Manhattan in second half, 86-73

NEW YORK (AP) A.J. English scored 23 points and Iona pulled away in the second half to beat Manhattan 86-73 on Friday night for the Gaels' fourth-straight win. Jordan Washington added 16 points and Deyshonee Much for the Gaels (18-10, 15-4 Metro Atlantic), who won their 50th in 90 games against their rival from 9.3 miles away. Isaiah Williams had 13 points and Aaron Rountree 11...
Via AP on Fox
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

English, Iona hold off Siena 87-81

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A.J. English had 22 of his 32 points in the first half Monday night and Iona recovered from a near collapse in the second half to beat Siena 87-81. Siena erased the 25-point margin Iona built in the first half when the Saints took their first lead of the game at 73-72 with 3:41 left. Twelve seconds later, the Gaels (17-10, 14-4 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

English 101: A.J. English Paces Iona in Win Over Monmouth

A.J. English Had 31 Points at Monmouth/icgaels.comby John Fanta@John_FantaMonmouth has captured the eyes of the college basketball world throughout what has been a wild season. But on Friday night, in front of a record-setting crowd of 4,522 fans at the Multipurpose Activity Center, it was A.J. English who stole the show. The senior guard went off for 31 points to go with seven...
Via College Hoops Digest
February 20, 2016  |  Discuss

English, hot start lead Iona to 83-67 win over Monmouth (NJ)

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) A.J. English scored 31 and Iona led by as many as 21 in the first half before cruising to a 83-67 win over Monmouth (NJ) on Friday night. Aaron Rountree scored 13, Deyshonee Much added 11 and Jordan Washington had 10 points for Iona, which pulled to within a half-game of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference-leading Hawks. The Gaels (16-10, 13-4)...
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Iona runs past Quinnipiac in second half, 78-59

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) A.J. English scored 16 points and added six assists and Iona pulled away in the second half to beat Quinnipiac 78-59 on Monday night. Isaiah Williams and Ibn Muhammad each finished with 15 points, with Williams adding 10 rebounds, for the Gaels (15-10, 12-4 MAAC). Iona has now won five of six, rebounding from a three-point loss to Siena on Saturday. Chaise...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Much scores 30 as Iona defeats Canisius 84-66

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Deyshonee Much hit eight 3-pointers and scored 30 points, both career highs, and A.J. English finished a rebound short of a triple-double to lead Iona to an 84-66 win over Canisius on Friday night. English had 10 points and a career-high 14 assists for the Gaels (13-9, 10-3 Metro Atlantic), who won their third straight. Jordan Washington added 13 points and...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Iona holds off St. Peter's 75-67

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) A.J. English scored 21 points with six rebounds and five assists to help Iona hold off St. Peter's 75-67 on Monday night. English was 7 of 13 from the field with three 3-pointers and the Gaels (12-9, 9-3 Metro Atlantic) shot over 48 percent. Deyshonee Much scored 14 points while Jordan Washington had 12 points and eight rebounds. St. Peter's (8-12, 6-5...
Via AP on Fox
February 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Iona holds on to beat Saint Peter's 64-58

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) Isaiah Williams scored 19 points, Deyshonee Much had 17 and both hit five 3-pointers to lead Iona to a 64-58 win over Saint Peter's on Friday night after blowing most of a 21-point lead. The Gaels (10-8, 7-2 Mid-Atlantic), who led 37-21 at the half, went up 55-34 with 11:07 left after Williams hit two 3s in an 8-0 burst. The Peacocks reeled off nine quick...
Via AP on Fox
January 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Iona player slaps Monmouth player, Hawks HC suggests he take up MMA

The Monmouth Hawks and Iona Gaels had a great game that came down to the wire with the former coming out on top 110-102. The two teams got chippy towards the end of the game and it culminated in an all-out brawl that saw the two teams forcibly pulled apart. During the fight, Iona’s Jordan Washington smacked Monmouth’s Chris Brady across the fight in what is obviously going to...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Slap to face sparks Monmouth-Iona postgame scuffle (VIDEO)

The Monmouth Hawks have been tearing up social media with their hilarious sideline celebrations all season long but, on Friday, those slapstick antics sparked a confrontation complete with a real slap. The Hawks defeated the Iona Gaels 110-102, but it was what happened after the game that became the big story. Here are some clips of the incident, starting with one that shows center...
Via The Other Paper
January 16, 2016  |  Discuss
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