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MAAC basketball tournaments remaining in Albany next three years

This week, the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference announced that the annual MAAC basketball championships will be remaining in Albany, New York for the next three years. The deal will now extend through the 2019 MAAC championship, after a vote from The MAAC Council of Presidents. The Times Union Center plays host to the men’s and women’s tournaments. Last season, the Metro...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Iona clinches NCAA Tournament berth with MAAC tournament title

ALBANY, N.Y. -- A.J. English hit a fadeway jumper with 1:39 left to break a tie and Deyshonee Much followed with a driving layup that he converted into a three-point play, and second-seeded Iona beat top-seeded Monmouth 79-76 on Monday night to win the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament title and the NCAA Tournament berth that goes with it.The Hawks (27-7), who joined...
Via Associated Press
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Iona heads to NCAA Tournament with MAAC championship

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A.J. English hit a fadeway jumper with 1:39 left to break a tie and Deyshonee Much followed with a driving layup that he converted into a three-point play, and second-seeded Iona beat top-seeded Monmouth 79-76 on Monday night to win the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament title and the NCAA Tournament berth that goes with it. The Hawks (27-7), who joined...
Via Associated Press
March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Iona defeats Monmouth 79-76 to win MAAC Tournament

Iona rallied in the second half to defeat Monmouth and its infamous bench mob to walk away as the 2015 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Champions. Senior guard A.J. English led the Gaels with 19 points, while junior Jordan Washington chipped in 15 points and 13 rebounds to help Iona complete the underdog story. Monmouth had been the story of the MAAC all season long, with...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

English 101: A.J. English Paces Iona in Win Over Monmouth

A.J. English Had 31 Points at Monmouth/icgaels.comby John Fanta@John_FantaMonmouth has captured the eyes of the college basketball world throughout what has been a wild season. But on Friday night, in front of a record-setting crowd of 4,522 fans at the Multipurpose Activity Center, it was A.J. English who stole the show. The senior guard went off for 31 points to go with seven...
Via College Hoops Digest
February 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Iona player slaps Monmouth player, Hawks HC suggests he take up MMA

The Monmouth Hawks and Iona Gaels had a great game that came down to the wire with the former coming out on top 110-102. The two teams got chippy towards the end of the game and it culminated in an all-out brawl that saw the two teams forcibly pulled apart. During the fight, Iona’s Jordan Washington smacked Monmouth’s Chris Brady across the fight in what is obviously going to...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Slap to face sparks Monmouth-Iona postgame scuffle (VIDEO)

The Monmouth Hawks have been tearing up social media with their hilarious sideline celebrations all season long but, on Friday, those slapstick antics sparked a confrontation complete with a real slap. The Hawks defeated the Iona Gaels 110-102, but it was what happened after the game that became the big story. Here are some clips of the incident, starting with one that shows center...
Via The Other Paper
January 16, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Iona, Monmouth fight after game

Jordan Washington will likely be facing discipline from the MAAC for slapping Chris Brady during a fight between Iona and Monmouth players after their game on Friday night. Monmouth knocked off Iona 110-102, and things got heated following the contest. Players from both sides mixed it up, with Washington taking it to a new level by slapping Brady. This video shows Washington's slap...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Iona's Tim Cluess on Monmouth bench mob: 'They're not basketball players'

There's not love lost between conference rivals Iona and Monmouth.The last time these two MAAC members squared off, Iona head coach Tim Cluess and his Monmouth counterpart, King Rice, exchanged words during the conference tournament semifinals.Leading up to Friday's showdown in New Rochelle, Cluess had some words for Monmouth's famous bench mob.Monmouth has scored non-conference...
Via FOX Sports
January 15, 2016  |  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...
Via FOX Sports
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...
Via Associated Press
December 01, 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...
Via College Spun
March 09, 2015  |  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 then...
Via Associated Press
February 12, 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 a...
Via Associated Press
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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