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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.
Via Online Sports Guys
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

David Laury Named MAAC MBB Player of the Week

Iona College men's basketball junior David Laury was named MAAC Player of the Week for his performance in the Gaels thrilling 85-73 win over preseason favorite Manhattan Friday night. Laury becomes the fourth different Gael to earn a MAAC weekly award this season. Laury scored 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds in 29 minutes off the bench vs the Jaspers and was named the Pepsi...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

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

#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

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

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

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 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...
Via AP on Fox
October 25, 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...
Via AP on Fox
April 26, 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...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Iona Athletic Director Gene Marshall Makes A Case For The Gaels NCAA Tournament At-Large Chances

As we inch our way toward Selection Sunday, slowly but surely NCAA Tourney bids are disappearing, as teams win their conference tournaments, and others do enough to play themselves in as at-larges. And while this week has been beneficial to some, it has also left a lot of teams uneasy as we creep towards the unveiling of the brackets Sunday night. One of which is anxiously awaiting...
Via Aaron Torres Sports
March 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Scouting Report - Scott Machado

Today, the NBA Draft Blog Scouting Report heads to the MAAC to look at one of the leading passers in the country – Iona’s Scott Machado.  Machado has done a lot the last few seasons to thrust himself and the Gaels onto the national scene, and enough NBA front-office employees have taken notice.  Has he done enough to get picked this June?  Let’s take a look at Scott Machado...
Via NBA Draft Blog
February 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Lamont Jones 43 Points Too Much as Iona Takes Down Canisius

Unbelievable! That’s about the only word that describes Iona guard Lamont Jones’ play Thursday night as he scored 43 points in leading Iona to a 105-86 win over Canisius. The Griffs managed to stay in the game early, trailing by only four at halftime, 51-47. However, the second half was a different story for the less talented Canisius squad. Iona continued to score at an amazing...
Via Queen City Sports
February 03, 2012  |  Discuss
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