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English scores 24; Iona wins 6th straight over Rider, 67-58

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) A.J. English scored 24 points and distributed seven assists as Iona won its 25th consecutive home game and fifth straight to open Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play with a 67-58 win over Rider Thursday night. Iona's Isaiah Williams knocked down a 3-pointer at the first-half buzzer to send the teams into intermission tied, 29-29. English scored eight...
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January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Iona pulls away from Niagara late in 65-52 win

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) A.J. English scored 21 points and Jordan Washington had 20 points and eight rebounds as Iona defeated Niagara 65-52 Monday night. Isaiah Williams added 10 points and 12 rebounds for Iona (7-6, 4-0 Metro Atlantic Athletic). After posting a 32-27 halftime lead, English, Williams, Washington and Aaron Rountree scored all of Iona's 33 points in the second...
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January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Strong finish propels Iona past Quinnipiac 78-66

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) Jordan Washington scored 19 points and had 15 rebounds to help Iona pull away midway in the second half and beat Quinnipiac 78-66 on Saturday. A.J. English added 14 points, 10 rebounds and six assists for Iona in his first game back after missing the last five with a hand injury. The Gaels (6-6, 3-0 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) have won consecutive games...
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January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Washington leads the way in Iona's 101-66 win over Marist

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) Jordan Washington scored 21 points and Deyshonee Much added 19 in Iona's 101-66 dismantling of Marist Friday night. Washington, Much and Isaiah Williams-who scored 18 points-combined to shoot 22 for 32 from the floor. Iona (3-2, 2-0 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) shot 63.3 percent from the floor. A.J. English scored 16 points and had nine assists...
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December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Iona's A.J. English hit 13 threes in win over Fairfield

Iona senior guard A.J. English is one of the top mid-major players in the country. On Tuesday night, in the conference opener against Fairfield, English had a record-setting performance.The 6-foot-4 guard connected on 13 3-pointers en route to a career-high 46 points in Iona's 101-77 win over Fairfield. English tied the record for most 3-pointers by a player in a single game since...
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December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Iona's English scores career-high 46 points, hits 13 treys in win

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. — A.J. English made a career-high 13 3-pointers and a scored a career-best 46 points to lead Iona to a 101-77 rout over Fairfield in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opener on Tuesday night. English was 15 of 25 from the floor and had eight assists and two steals. He surpassed his previous highs of 37 points, eight 3-pointers and 11 field goals. Jahaad Proctor...
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December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

English's 46 points, 13 treys leads Iona over Fairfield

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) A.J. English made a career-high 13 3-pointers and a scored a career-best 46 points to lead Iona to a 101-77 rout over Fairfield in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opener on Tuesday night. English was 15 of 25 from the floor and had eight assists and two steals. He surpassed his previous highs of 37 points, eight 3-pointers and 11 field goals. Jahaad...
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December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

adidas Nationals releases list of college counselors

According to Scott Phillips of NBC Sports, adidas has released its list of counselors for the annual adidas Global Nations event in Long Beach, California. The camp is invitation only to the top 18 and under basketball players in the world and will take place from July 31st – August 3rd. It is also great chance for recruits to showcase their talents in front of current and former...
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August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Iona gives coach Tim Cluess extension through 2019-20

  Tim Cluess, who has led Iona to 118 wins and two NCAA tournaments in five seasons, had his contract extended through 2019-20. The Gaels have won at least 20 games and made a postseason appearance in each of Cluess' five seasons. Cluess, who has a 118-54 record at Iona, led the Gaels to the 2012 and 2013 NCAA tournaments as well as the NIT in 2014 and 2015 and the CollegeInsider...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Iona gives Tim Cluess extension through 2019-20

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) Tim Cluess, who has led Iona to 118 wins and two NCAA Tournaments in five seasons, had his contract extended through 2019-20. The Gaels have won at least 20 games and made a postseason appearance in each of Cluess' five seasons. Cluess, who has a 118-54 record at Iona, led the Gaels to the 2012 and 2013 NCAA Tournaments as well as the NIT in 2014 and 2015...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Dalton State College defeats Westmont for NAIA championship

  Jordan Bowling had 18 points and seven rebounds, Anthony Hilliard added 14 points and Dalton State (Ga.) College cruised to a 71-53 victory over Westmont (Calif.) College in the NAIA national championship game on Tuesday. Hilliard hit a deep 3-pointer as time expired in the first half to give Dalton State a 16-point lead. Sean Tate drilled a 3-pointer with six minutes left in...
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March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Vine: Iona’s A.J. English Received A Flagrant Foul For This Forearm To An Opponent’s Face

Manhattan leads Iona 39-37 at halftime of the MAAC Championship game. If the Jaspers hang on, Iona, the no. 1 seed, will be relegated to an NIT berth and Manhattan will head to the big dance. As in any conference title game with an NCAA berth on the line, the action is intense in this one. For a brief moment in the first half, things got a little too intense for Iona star A.J. English...
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March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

David Laury, Ousmane Drame Headline 2015 MAAC Awards

David Laury of Iona has been named the 2015 MAAC Player of the Year. Joining Laury on the All-MAAC First Team are Emmy Andujar, A.J. English III, Zaid Hearst, Matt Lopez and Justin Robinson. Ousmane Drame won Defensive Player of the Year honors, while Schadrac Casimir was named Rookie of the Year.
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March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Iona hits MAAC tourney record 19 3s to beat Monmouth 95-77

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Isaiah Williams and A.J. English combined for 16 of Iona's Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament record 19 3-pointers and the top-seeded Gaels beat No. 4 seed Monmouth 95-77 on Sunday in the semifinals. Iona made a school-record 24 3-pointers on Nov. 26, 2014. Williams had a MAAC tournament single-game record nine 3s and finished with 27 points for Iona...
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March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Top-seeded Iona holds off Siena in MAAC quarters, 74-71

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A.J. English hit six 3-pointers and finished with 32 points to help top-seeded Iona hold off No. 8 seed Siena 74-71 on Saturday in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference quarterfinals. English hit a contested 3 from the wing to give Iona a 72-67 lead with 35 seconds left. After a Siena missed 3-pointer, freshman Schadrac Casimir missed the front end of a one-and...
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March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Saint Peter's beats MAAC's conference leader Iona, 68-60

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) Desi Washington scored 19 points and Tyler Gaskins added 16 as Saint Peter's beat conference leader Iona 68-60 on Sunday to lock up the No. 7 seed in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament. Gaskins hit a 3-pointer from the wing with 1:54 left to give Saint Peter's a 63-56 lead. The Peacocks went without a field goal the rest of the way, but Washington...
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March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Iona holds off Manhattan 79-75

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) A.J. English scored 26 points, David Laury had 13 points and 11 rebounds and Iona swept the season series with Manhattan 79-75 on Friday. Isaiah Williams' basket with 1:02 left gave Iona (24-6, 17-2 Metro Atlantic) a 73-65 lead and the Gaels made 6 of 8 free throws in the final minute. Manhattan (15-13, 12-7) trailed 63-52 with 6:55 left but scored seven...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

English rallies Iona past Monmouth 69-68

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) A.J. English converted a three-point play for the game-winner with 34 seconds left as Iona rallied, then held on to beat Monmouth 69-68 and clinch the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference regular-season title Sunday. Down 14 points at intermission and then trailing 68-66, English pump faked Max DiLeo twice before hitting his jumper and drawing the foul. English...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Iona needs comeback to stop Quinnipiac, 60-57

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) David Laury scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Iona pushed its winning streak to eight straight with a 60-57, come-from-behind win over Quinnipiac Sunday. The victory allowed the first-place Gaels (21-6, 14-2) to maintain their two-game lead on Rider in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference standings. The game was tied at 25-25 with 2:06 left in the...
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February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Iona holds off Manhattan 70-67 with clutch shooting

NEW YORK (AP) A.J. English and Schadrac Casimir scored 22 points apiece and David Laury made two free throws with 7.5 seconds to play as Iona held off rival Manhattan 70-67 Friday night. English broke a tie with a 3-pointer with 32 seconds left but Emmy Andujar made two free throws after he was fouled on a putback attempt to make it a one-point game. Laury was fouled before the...
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February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Iona blows out Fairfield, 72-57

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) Schadrac Casimir and Kelvin Amayo each scored 19 points to lead Iona to a 72-57 victory over Fairfield on Tuesday night. David Laury added 17 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, and A.J. English had nine points, eight boards, and six assists for Iona (19-6, 12-2 Metro-Atlantic Athletic Conference), which extended its home winning streak to 18 games. Laury entered...
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February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Laury, Casimir lead Iona past Siena 87-83

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) David Laury scored 27 points, Schadrac Casimir added 22 and Iona held off Siena 87-83 on Friday night. The Gaels (17-6, 10-2 Metro Atlantic) were without second-leading scorer A.J. English (20.7 ppg), who had to sit out because of his role in a skirmish at the end of last Saturday's overtime win against St. Peter's. Iona made 30 of 35 free throws, the last...
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February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Iona rallies to top St. Peter's 68-61 in OT

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) A.J. English scored 21 points and made two clutch plays in the closing seconds of regulation and Iona scored the last seven points of overtime from the foul line to beat St. Peter's 68-61 to stay on top of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Association standings. English got the Gaels (16-6, 9-2) into overtime by stealing an inbounds pass and hitting a 3-pointer...
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January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

English, Laury help Iona roll past Niagara 87-64

NEW YORK (AP) A.J. English scored 25 points, David Laury added 24 and Iona rolled to an 87-64 victory over Niagara on Sunday. English made 9 of 12 field goals, including 4 of 6 from beyond the arc, and had eight rebounds. Laury was 11 of 18 from the field, grabbed eight boards and dished out six assists with a season-high four blocks. Conference-leader Iona (15-6, 8-2 Metro Atlantic...
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January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Casimir's 24 lead Iona over Rider 78-68

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) Schadrac Casimir had 24 points with four 3-pointers and Iona scored the last eight points in a 78-68 victory over Rider on Thursday. Iona (14-6, 7-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) held the Broncs scoreless for the final 3:13 while Casimir and Vangelis Bebis hit back-to-back 3-pointers and Casimir added a pair of free throws. The Gaels led 41-33 at the...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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