IONA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Surprising sophomore guard leading first-place Gaels

Iona’s leading scorer was a mystery when this season began. Sure, A.J. English performed well in limited duty as a freshman before going down with a severe wrist injury, but he had started that season slowly. “We really didn’t know what to expect from A.J., whether he would be that kid who played well before the injury or not,” Iona coach Tim Cluess said in a phone interview...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Iona-Rider MBB Tip Off Time Moved To 3 PM Sunday

The tip off time for the Iona College men's basketball team's contest vs. Rider on Sunday (Mar. 2) has been moved to 3:00 pm to accommodate the Gaels' senior day presentation prior to the game. Rider and Iona square off in the second half of a doubleheader with Iona's women's squad which takes on Marist at noon at the Hynes Center. Iona will honor its six seniors...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Poole has become a leader for Iona hoops

The basketballs flew straight at the players — heads, legs, whatever. They were being thrown by the head coach at his own guys in practice, right there on the video. “I wasn’t one of the guys that was in that fiasco,” Mike Poole said. “I was watching from the side. It wasn’t as bad as it seemed. But it shouldn’t have been done at all.” This was Rutgers basketball...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

More Late Heroics Lift Iona To Win vs Saint Peter's

Sophomore A.J. English came through in the final moments for the second time in three games, hitting a game-winning three-pointer with 0.7 seconds left in the contest to propel the Iona College men's basketball team to a 62-59 win over Saint Peter's in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action at the Hynes Center. The Gaels (16-8, 13-2 MAAC) earned their eighth straight win...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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

Iona edges St Peter's 62-59 on English's 3-pointer

A.J. English drilled a game-winning 3-pointer with 0.7 seconds left to lift Iona over St. Peter's 62-59 on Wednesday night. The Gaels led by eight after a Mike Poole 3-pointer, but St. Peter's responded with six straight points as a Chris Burke steal led to a Marvin Dominique layup with 35 seconds left. After two free throws by English, Trevis Wyche hit a layup. Jamel Fields...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 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

Bowman and Williams lead Iona past Siena 88-74

Tre Bowman scored 25 points and Isaiah Williams added 20 as Iona defeated Siena 88-74 on Sunday. Iona hit 54 percent from the floor, including 13 of 27 from beyond the arc. Leading scorer Sean Armand was held to just 11 points. Siena (7-12, 3-5 Metro Atlantic) trailed by six points midway through the second half when A.J. English's layup kicked-off an 11-2 Iona run capped by...
Via AP on Fox
January 19, 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

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
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