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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

#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

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

Machado Would Like To Play For Knicks

Scott Machado led the nation in assists as a senior at Iona.
Via RealGM
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...
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
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