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Iona 89, Canisius 85

Lamont Jones scored 33 points and Sean Armand 24 to give Iona an 89-85 victory over Canisius in Saturday's Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference quarterfinals. Jones made all 14 of his free throws and Armand was 11 of 12 for the fourth-seeded Gaels (18-13), who will play top-seeded Niagara in Sunday's semifinals. Twelve of Jones' free throws came in the final 7:35, and...
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March 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Jones' 35 pace Iona in 90-86 win over Loyola (Md.)

Lamont Jones scored 35 points, including 22 in the second half, as Iona defeated Loyola (Md.) 90-86 Friday night to sweep the teams' season series. The Gaels (16-13, 10-7 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), who had lost six of their last seven games - by a total of 11 points - shot 76 percent (19 of 25) in the second half, their best shooting half this season. Jones made 7...
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March 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Iona 90, Loyola (Md.) 86

Lamont Jones scored 35 points, including 22 in the second half, as Iona defeated Loyola (Md.) 90-86 Friday night to sweep the teams' season series. The Gaels (16-13, 10-7 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), who had lost six of their last seven games - by a total of 11 points - shot 76 percent (19 of 25) in the second half, their best shooting half this season. Jones made 7...
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March 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Jones, Laury lift Iona over Loyola (Md.) 79-71

Lamont Jones led the way with 23 points and David Laury pitched in his fifth double-double of the season as Iona topped Loyola (Md.) 79-71 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action Sunday. Jones entered fourth in the NCAA averaging 22.3 points per game and hit 11 of 12 free throws while upping his average. Laury scored 10 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for his third consecutive...
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January 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Iona 79, Loyola (Md.) 71

Lamont Jones led the way with 23 points and David Laury pitched in his fifth double-double of the season as Iona topped Loyola (Md.) 79-71 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action Sunday. Jones entered fourth in the NCAA averaging 22.3 points per game and hit 11 of 12 free throws while upping his average. Laury scored 10 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for his third consecutive...
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January 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Iona 90, St. Peter's 71

Lamont Jones scored 24 points and all five Iona starters scored in double figures in a 90-71 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference victory over Saint Peter's Friday night. Sophomore guard Tavon Sledge handed out a career-high 10 assists and 13 points for the Gaels (13-7, 7-2), who shot 58.2 percent (32 of 55), including 63.2 percent (12 of 19) on 3-pointers. David Laury also had...
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January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Iona 97, Canisius 87

Sean Armand matched his career high with 32 points as Iona pulled away from Canisius 97-87 Sunday for its fifth straight win. Armand, who came in ranked No. 5 in the nation with 59 made 3-pointers, was 9 of 15 from long range to surpass 200 career treys. The Gaels (11-6, 5-1 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) made 16 of 33 3-ponters. Iona's Tre Bowman added a career-high 24...
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January 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Iona 86, Marist 82

Lamont Jones scored 26 points, Sean Armand added 19 more and Iona pulled out an 86-82, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference victory over Marist Thursday night for its fourth straight win. Jones, who entered fourth in the NCAA with 22.7 points per contest, was 10-of-17 shooting with three 3-pointers, six assists and five rebounds. Armand, ranked fourth nationally with 57 3-pointers...
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January 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Saint Joseph’s Beats Iona 96-91

On December 28 from Hagan Arena on the Campus of Saint Joseph’s University, The Saint Joseph’s Hawks took on the Iona Gaels in what some people called an early season test for the NCAA Tournamant. The Hawks were coming into this game off a bad loss at Fairfield while Iona was coming into this game…
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January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Iona 93, St. Bonaventure 74

Sean Armand scored 27 points, connecting seven times from 3-point range, to lead Iona to a 93-74 victory over St. Bonaventure in a nonconference game Monday. The Gaels (7-6) shot 64.3 percent (18 of 28) in the second half, including 62.5 percent (10 of 16) behind the arc to pull away for their first win in six tries at the Reilly Center. Armand made 5 of 9 from long range for all...
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December 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Saint Joseph's 96, Iona 91

Carl Jones netted 32 points, including the 1,500th of his career, as Saint Joseph's snapped a two-game losing streak and beat Iona 96-91 Friday night. Jones entered with 1,499 points and became the 16th Hawk to surpass the mark. Langston Galloway added 23 points and C.J. Aiken had 22 with nine rebounds. The 96 points were the most by Saint Joseph's (6-4) in a regulation...
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December 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Iona 87, Liberty 69

Lamont Jones scored 24 points and Sean Armand added 23 as Iona defeated Liberty 87-69 Tuesday night. The Gaels (5-4) had two others in double figures, with A.J. English scoring 17 points and Tre Bowman 13. They also rained 3-pointers on Liberty (1-10) throughout the night. Iona made 18 of 41 attempts from beyond the arc, while Liberty was 7 for 20 on treys. All but two of Armand...
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December 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Ffrench lifts Saint Peter's over Iona 64-62

Blaise Ffrench hit a jumper with 4 seconds left to help Saint Peter's beat Iona 64-62 Wednesday night in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action. Darius Conley gave the Peacocks (4-4, 1-0) 62-60 lead on a three-point play with 48 seconds left, only to have Lamont Jones tie it for the Gaels (3-3, 1-1) with a jumper 8 seconds later. Saint Peter's held the ball for the final...
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December 05, 2012  |  Discuss

St. Peter's 64, Iona 62

Blaise Ffrench hit a jumper with 4 seconds left to help Saint Peter's beat Iona 64-62 Wednesday night in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action. Darius Conley gave the Peacocks (4-4, 1-0) 62-60 lead on a three-point play with 48 seconds left, only to have Lamont Jones tie it for the Gaels (3-3, 1-1) with a jumper 8 seconds later. Saint Peter's held the ball for the final...
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December 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Iona 83, Niagara 72

Sean Armand posted his first career double-double as Iona topped Niagara 83-72 Wednesday night in each team's Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opener. Armand scored 18 points and pulled down a career-high 11 rebounds for the Gaels (3-2, 1-0). Armand also pitched in five assists, while Curtis Dennis had 17 points and Tre Bowman, Lamont Jones and Tavon Sledge all had 12. Sledge...
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November 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Iona 94, Wake Forest 68

Sean Armand scored 28 points and Lamont ''Momo'' Jones added 21 as Iona cruised to a 94-68 victory over Wake Forest Saturday in the Paradise Jam. The Gaels (2-1) will now face the University of Illinois-Chicago in the loser's bracket finals on Monday at 5 p.m. Iona scored the game's first eight points, led 30-3 midway through the opening half and 48-11 after...
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November 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Iona 65, Denver 58

Lamont Jones scored 20 points and Sean Armand added 19 in Iona's 65-58 win over Denver on Friday night in the season opener for both teams. Jones, who also dished seven assists, made 7 of 15 shot attempts - including three 3-pointers. Jones was on the court all 40 minutes for the Gaels, who had six players see over 25 minutes of game action. Iona led 13-6 with 11:29 left in...
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November 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Iona G Sledge granted waiver

Iona sophomore point guard Tavon Sledge, a transfer from Iowa State, has been granted a hardship waiver by the NCAA and will be eligible to play immediately. Sledge transferred back to his native New York after spending his freshman season at Iowa State. He saw limited action in eight games then elected to transfer at the conclusion of the spring semester and enrolled in classes...
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October 25, 2012  |  Discuss

#71 Iona Gaels: College Basketball 111 in 111

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series.  Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season. We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll...
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September 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Machado Would Like To Play For Knicks

Scott Machado led the nation in assists as a senior at Iona.
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May 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Iona's Machado wins Haggerty Award

Iona guard Scott Machado, who led the nation in assists, is the winner of the Haggerty Award, presented to the outstanding college basketball player in the New York area. The 6-foot-1 senior averaged 13.6 points and 9.9 assists last season and was the first player to have more than 300 assists (327) in a season since 1993. He finished his career with 880 assists, 18th on the career...
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April 26, 2012  |  Discuss

For First Four, VCU set high bar

The odds against winning it all are clear enough for Iona, Brigham Young and the other six low- to bottom-seeded teams tipping off the NCAA men's basketball tournament in Dayton, Ohio, over the next two days. Then again, this is where Virginia Commonwealth began punching at probability a year ago. The Rams quietly won in Dayton, then a remarkable four more times to reach the...
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March 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Iona wonders: Why not us?

DAYTON, Ohio - A year ago, national talking heads counting down to the inaugural First Four were outraged by a mid-major that failed to win its conference tournament being invited to dance with college basketball's big boys. VCU showed them. And showed USC -- and eventually Georgetown, and Purdue, and Florida State and Kansas, too. The NCAA Tournament's newest concept provided...
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March 12, 2012  |  Discuss

NCAA Tournament: West Regional bracket breakdown

Warning: I will not be responsible if you copy these brackets and are out of your NCAA Tournament pool by Sunday.  However, if you do listen to my college basketball wisdom and win some money, I want 20% of the pot or at least a shout-out on your twitter or facebook page.  In my opinion, the West Regional is the deepest and has the most exciting possible match-ups of the four...
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March 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Iona 90, Nevada 84

Lamont Jones scored 18 points as Iona outlasted Nevada Saturday, 90-84 In a Bracket Busters shootout, Iona (22-6) won its fourth straight. The Gaels, atop the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, got balanced scoring from Jones, Michael Glover (15 points), Scott Machado and Sean Armand (13 apiece) and a boost from Randy Dezouvre, who came off the bench to score 17 points. Machado...
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February 18, 2012  |  Discuss
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