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Iona player calls Andrew Wiggins "overrated"

Sean Armond is the senior guard for the Iona Gaels. He’s also their leading scorer at 18.5 points a game. Armond is not shy about letting his feelings be known, last year before facing Ohio State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, Armond said it wouldn’t be an upset if his 15 seeded Gaels won. Ohio State went on to defeat Iona 95-70. A new college basketball season is...
Via BlackSportsOnline
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Iona hangs tough for half, falls 86-66 to No. 2 KU

Iona's Sean Armand earned some unwanted attention this week when he told a local reporter that he viewed Tuesday night's matchup with No. 2 Kansas as just another game. One that the Gaels planned on winning. After all, Iona has made two straight NCAA tournaments, and has won at least 20 games in four consecutive seasons. So there was reason for Armand to feel confident...
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November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

#85 Iona Gaels: College Basketball 111 in 111

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s fourth annual college basketball season preview series where we break 111 teams in the 111 days leading up to the opening tip-off of the 2013-2014 season.  We will rank the 84 power conference teams (including the new Big East and American Athletic Conferences) and top 27 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters...
Via The Sports Bank
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Blog Interview with Momo Jones

  Lamont “Momo” Jones capped off his senior year at Iona by leading the Gaels to their second consecutive NCAA berth. His ability to lead and score (Jones averaged 22.6 points per game, third in the nation) helped Iona recover from some early-season trouble and win the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship. Jones is now getting ready to show his skills...
Via NBA Draft Blog
April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Iona gets overpowered by Ohio State 95-70

All that Iona could do was look up and marvel. Sam Thompson had career highs with 20 points and 10 rebounds on Friday night, part of a dominating performance by Ohio State's high-flying front line, and the Buckeyes ran away to a 95-70 victory over Iona in the second round of the West Regional. The second-seeded Buckeyes (27-7) are in prime March form with nine straight wins...
Via AP on Fox
March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

NCAA Tournament (Football) Picks: First Round, West Regional

The NCAA Tournament is here. Is your bracket filled? Earlier this week I shared my take on the tournament’s First Four by determining which school I would peg as the favorite if we were to watch the two schools play in football, instead of basketball. One out of three made for a rough start, but now it is on to the first round of the tournament. Let’s take a look, region by...
Via No 2 Minute Warning
March 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Manhattan can't hold back Iona in MAAC title game

Manhattan started the season with 14 losses in its first 19 games and ended it four points shy of the NCAA tournament. The sixth-seeded Jaspers lost to rival Iona 60-57 on Monday night in the MAAC championship game. Michael Alvarado had 14 points for Manhattan (14-18), which lost despite holding the Gaels 21 points below their average. ''This team has grown more than anyone...
Via AP on Fox
March 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Iona takes safer path back to dance

Tre Bowman scored 20 points and Iona earned a berth in the NCAA tournament with a 60-57 win over rival Manhattan on Monday night in the MAAC championship game. Lamont Jones added 14 points and earned tournament MVP honors for the fourth-seeded Gaels (20-13), who will be making their second consecutive trip to the NCAAs after receiving an at-large bid last year. Michael Alvarado...
Via AP on Fox
March 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Purple Eagles Bounced by Gaels in Semifinals

Everybody knows about the nation’s third leading scorer MoMo Jones.  Most people also know about Sean Armand, the other sharp-shooting guard who is averaging 16.8 points per game.  But it was the 5’9′ Iona point guard who was the difference in the second half as Iona came from behind to knock off the top-seeded Niagara Purple Eagles in the MAAC tournament semifinals, 79-73...
Via Queen City Sports
March 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Iona 79, Niagara 73

David Laury scored 20 points and grabbed 17 rebounds as Iona eliminated top-seeded Niagara 79-73 Sunday in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament semifinals. Laury's jumper with 9:18 remaining started a 10-2 run that gave the fourth-seeded Gaels (19-13) a 70-61 lead at the 6:37 mark. The sophomore forward also sank two free throws after Juan'ya Green's layup...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Momo Magic Lifts Gaels Past Griffs

Billy Baron sat at the press conference table, filled with emotions, and doing anything and everything he could to hold back tears, as he faced questions following his team’s season ending loss to Iona Saturday night. Down by as many as 12 points, the Canisius Golden Griffins battled back to get within one point, but were unable to overtake Iona as they never led in the second...
Via Queen City Sports
March 10, 2013  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
March 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Offensive Battle Decided by Key Defensive Stands

The last time Iona and Canisius met, the Gaels dropped nearly 100 on the Griffs.  This time around, not so much. This MAAC contest was hyped as a track meet and as both teams nailed perimiter shots, it was a few key defensive stands and free throws down the stretch that sealed a 77-74 win for Canisius to move into a tie for second-place in the conference. “A number of guys stepped...
Via Queen City Sports
February 03, 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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via Fox Sports
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…
Via Philly Sports Live
January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Bonnies Falter At Home Against Iona

Demetrius Conger scored 26 points and pulled down eight rebounds but it wasn’t enough for St. Bonaventure on Monday afternoon as the Bonnies abysmal defensive effort was too much to overcome as they fell to Iona 93-74. Iona stars Lamont Jones and Sean Armand combined to score to 50 points and dish out 10 assists [...]The post Bonnies Falter At Home Against Iona appeared first on...
Via Queen City Sports
December 31, 2012  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Iona 81, Georgia 78

Reserve guard Curtis Dennis came off the bench cold and hit a 3-pointer from the corner to rally Iona past Georgia 81-78 in overtime Saturday. Georgia missed 9 of 15 free throws in overtime, including Nemanja Djurisic's shot to tie the game at 79 with 3.5 seconds to play. He missed and Georgia fouled quickly, sending Sean Armand to the line for two free throws to account for...
Via AP on Fox
December 15, 2012  |  Discuss
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