English leads Iona past Florida Gulf Coast 86-67

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) A.J. English scored 27 points and David Laury added 23 as Iona defeated Florida Gulf Coast 86-67 on Tuesday. The Gaels (7-4) had a 49-38 lead at the half, which was a shootout between English, who had 22 points, and Brett Comer of the Eagles (9-3), who had 20 of his 22. English, fourth in the nation in scoring at 23 points a game, had just 18 total points...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Laury leads Iona over Indiana State 91-84

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) David Laury scored 30 points, including 10 of Iona's final 14, to lead the Gaels to a 91-84 victory over Indiana State on Saturday. With Iona's A.J. English, who came in as the nation's leading scorer at 26.5 points per game, held to eight points on 1-of-11 shooting, Laury turned in his 20th career double-double by pulling down 11 rebounds. Isaiah Williams...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

English scores 30 as Iona tops Rider 77-64

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) A.J. English scored 30 points - his sixth straight game scoring 25 points or better - and grabbed 14 rebounds to pace Iona's 77-64 defeat of Rider Wednesday night, breaking a two-game skid. Iona (5-3, 1-1 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) trailed for more than five minutes to start. The Gaels then zoomed past the Broncs on a 9-0 run, including a 3-pointer...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Arkansas-Iowa St. Preview

Arkansas' depth came in handy as it survived a team-wide case of the flu to win its most recent game. With his team closer to full health ahead of its game at Iowa State on Thursday night as part of the SEC/Big 12 Challenge, coach Mike Anderson is again counting on that depth to give the Razorbacks a chance for a marquee non-conference road victory. At 6-0, No. 18 Arkansas is off...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Weakened by illness, No. 25 Arkansas strong enough vs. Iona

  Arkansas shook off a stomach bug -- and Iona. Multiple players were ill as a stomach bug made its way through the team and senior starter Alandise Harris didn't play after injuring his foot Friday night. But the No. 25 Razorbacks still beat Iona 94-77 on Sunday to improve to 6-0 for the first time since the 1997-98 season. Arkansas won its 11th straight game at Bud Walton Arena...
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Qualls, Bell lead No. 25 Arkansas past Iona, 94-77

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) Michael Qualls and Anthlon Bell each scored 20 points to help No. 25 Arkansas beat Iona 94-77 on Sunday. Arkansas improved to 6-0 for the first time since the 1997-98 season. Qualls scored 10 points in a late 4-minute stretch to spark a 17-4 run that put the game away. The junior had 15 points in the second half. A.J. English scored 19 of his 25 points in...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Iona-Arkansas Preview

Arkansas returned to the Top 25 for the first time in seven years earlier this week, and now it's on the cusp of its best start since 1997. The No. 25 Razorbacks go for a sixth straight win Sunday, when they meet visiting Iona for the first time in a matchup of two of the highest scoring teams in the nation. Arkansas (5-0) hasn't opened a season 6-0 since winning the first eight...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Iona cruises over North Texas 78-58

DENTON, Texas (AP) A.J. English scored 37 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Iona to a road victory over North Texas, 78-58, on Saturday. English went 11 of 21 from the floor, including 5 of 11 beyond the arc, and was 10 of 12 from the line. Isaiah Williams added 21 points, while David Laury had 14 points. Iona (3-1) shot 40 percent as a team and was 9 of 29 (31 percent)...
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November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Iona beats Wake Forest 85-81

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) A.J. English scored 27 points to help Iona beat Wake Forest 85-81 on Friday night. Isaiah Williams added 15 points and 10 rebounds as the Gaels (2-1) had their offense humming much of the night to stay in control. Iona shot 48 percent and made 13 3-pointers while repeatedly coming up with baskets to answer most every spurt the Demon Deacons (2-2) could manage...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Cinderella Series: Iona

As the NCAA tournament quickly approaches, people are always looking for that team that can knock off a top seed and make a magical run. It has become more and more frequent as “the little guys” have shown they are capable of competing with power conference schools in a tournament setting time and time again. Many of the “Mid-Major” teams don’t get on national television...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Iona beats Marist 86-67 for share of MAAC title

David Laury and A.J. English both scored 22 on Sunday to lead Iona to an 86-67 win over Marist and at least a share of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference regular-season crown. Iona (19-8, 16-2) used a 33-11 run to take a 77-56 lead on Sean Armand's layup with 5:46 to go, and Marist (11-17, 8-10) never challenged from there Laury also had nine rebounds for Iona, which out-rebounded...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Iona squanders big lead but escapes at Rider 80-77

Sean Armand and A.J. English each scored 20 on Friday night as Iona nearly squandered a 13-point lead with 3 minutes to go, but escaped at Rider 80-77. Iona (18-8, 15-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) held a double-digit lead for most of the second half until Jimmie Taylor's scoring spree for Rider (13-13, 9-8). Starting with a layup at the 2:55 mark, Taylor scored 10 straight...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

HBCU Gameday Presents: The Mount Rushmore of HBCU Basketball Coaches

Editor's Note: The third in our Mt. Rushmore series. John McLendon was ahead of his time as a basketball coach. (Joanna McLendon photo)John McLendon McLendon was selected to the pro basketball Hall of Fame as a contributor but he is, without a doubt, one of the greatest coaches of college basketball history. McLendon wasn't allowed to play college ball at Kansas in the 30s, but...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Iona rolls over Monmouth 89-70

A.J. English scored 21 points and added 13 assists as Iona won its ninth consecutive game, topping Monmouth 89-70 Friday night. Tre Bowman scored 23 points to lead the first-place Gaels (17-8, 14-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). Iona jumped to a 42-26 halftime lead and continued to roll in the second half. Tied at 7 early in the contest, Iona went on a 15-5 run for a 22-12...
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February 14, 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 then...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

English scores 32, lifts Iona over Canisius 101-91

A.J. English scored a career-high 32 points and Iona scored 24 points in the last five minutes to pull away and defeat Canisius 101-91 on Sunday. English hit a 3-pointer to give Iona an 81-75 lead with 5:10 to play, sparking a 24-16 run to end the game. English was 10 of 17 from the field, made four 3-pointers and had six assists. David Laury scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Iona escapes with late rally to beat Niagara 90-89

David Laury had 28 points and nine rebounds Friday night and A.J. English made 3-pointer on a broken play with 7.9 seconds left to lift Iona over Niagara 90-89. Iona lost control of the ball on its final possession, but regained it from the scramble to set up the wide open 3 for English. The Gaels (14-8, 11-2 Metro Atlantic) trailed 86-74 with 4 minutes left before using a 16-3...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

The Rundown: January 31

Welcome to the Friday night Rundown on the final day of January. There is an 11 game college basketball slate for your entertainment, which features a key game in the MAAC and a full night of Ivy action. image via ON TV 7 PM Cleveland State (14-9, 5-3) at Detroit (10-13, 3-5) - ESPNU The Vikings come in at 5-3 in the Horizon, Detroit 3-5. Cleveland St has 4 players...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Iona gets by St. Peter's 71-63.

A.J. English scored 18 points in helping Iona move past St. Peters 71-63 on Sunday, remaining atop the Metro Atlantic Athletics Conference standings. Iona's Sean Armand added nine points and jumped three positions on the Iona all-time scoring list, moving to 14th place with 1,432 career points. Iona (11-8, 8-2) led the Peacocks at halftime 44-27 after entering the game tied at...
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January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Iona moves to 1st in MAAC, beats Quinnipiac 95-73

Sean Armand led the way Friday night with 23 points as Iona beat Quinnipiac 95-73 and avenged a loss to the Bobcats on Jan. 6 in Hamden. A.J. English and Tre Bowman each scored 20 points while Mike Poole and David Laury each added 10 for Iona (10-8, 7-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). The victory put Iona in a three-way tie for first place in the MAAC with Canisius and Manhattan...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Iona uses a 3-point attack in beating Sienna 87-78

A.J. English shot his way to 31 points in leading Iona to an 87-78 win over Sienna in a conference matchup on Sunday. Sean Armand closed with 19 points for the Gaels who netted 15 3-pointers. Iona (8-7, 5-1 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) led from the start and took a 50-40 advantage into the break on the heels of the Gaels' high-scoring guard tandem, Armand and English, who...
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January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Iona uses a 3-point attack in beating Siena 87-78

A.J. English shot his way to 31 points in leading Iona to an 87-78 win over Siena in a conference matchup on Sunday. Sean Armand closed with 19 points for the Gaels who netted 15 3-pointers. Iona (8-7, 5-1 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) led from the start and took a 50-40 advantage into the break on the heels of the Gaels' high-scoring guard tandem, Armand and English, who...
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January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Iona gets by Fairfield 84-75

A.J. English scored 25 points and Iona topped Fairfield for the second time this season, 84-75 on Friday night. Iona (7-7, 4-1 Metro Atlantic) led by as many as 14 in the second half, before Fairfield (3-13, 0-6) closed within 79-73 with 33 seconds remaining. But English responded with a dunk, and the Gaels made 3 of 4 free throws in the final 25 seconds to preserve the win. Tre...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Iona defeats conference foe Marist 83-74

Sean Armand scored 26 points including 6 of 10 from 3-point range as Iona downed Marist Wednesday night 83-74. Five players scored in double-figures for Iona (4-2). Isaiah Williams had 17 and A.J. English scored 10 points to go along with 13 assists. Chavaughn Lewis led Marist (0-8) with 20 points and nine rebounds. Khalid Hart and Jay Bowie had 15 points each. Marist trailed...
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss
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