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Manhattan upsets top seed Iona in MAAC championship

  Ashton Pankey had 21 points and 10 rebounds, Emmy Andujar added 18 points and 11 rebounds, and third-seeded Manhattan beat top-seeded Iona 79-69 on Monday night to win the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title for the second straight year. It was the third time in a row the New York City rivals had met for the MAAC tournament title and the league's automatic bid to the NCAA...
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21 days ago  |  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...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

David Laury, Ousmane Drame Headline 2015 MAAC Awards

David Laury of Iona has been named the 2015 MAAC Player of the Year. Joining Laury on the All-MAAC First Team are Emmy Andujar, A.J. English III, Zaid Hearst, Matt Lopez and Justin Robinson. Ousmane Drame won Defensive Player of the Year honors, while Schadrac Casimir was named Rookie of the Year.
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Iona hits MAAC tourney record 19 3s to beat Monmouth 95-77

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Isaiah Williams and A.J. English combined for 16 of Iona's Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament record 19 3-pointers and the top-seeded Gaels beat No. 4 seed Monmouth 95-77 on Sunday in the semifinals. Iona made a school-record 24 3-pointers on Nov. 26, 2014. Williams had a MAAC tournament single-game record nine 3s and finished with 27 points for Iona...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Top-seeded Iona holds off Siena in MAAC quarters, 74-71

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A.J. English hit six 3-pointers and finished with 32 points to help top-seeded Iona hold off No. 8 seed Siena 74-71 on Saturday in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference quarterfinals. English hit a contested 3 from the wing to give Iona a 72-67 lead with 35 seconds left. After a Siena missed 3-pointer, freshman Schadrac Casimir missed the front end of a one-and...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Thursday Tournament Previews

Wow what a disastrous loss for LSU.  They dropped one at home against LSU (RPI #106) in a game that would have gotten pretty close to getting them in with a win.  Granted that win might bump Tennessee up into the Top 100, which will help, but with just a road game at Arkansas left and then the SEC Tournament this team is basically guaranteed a nervous Selection Sunday unless they...
Via Down with Goldy
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Iona holds off Manhattan 79-75

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) A.J. English scored 26 points, David Laury had 13 points and 11 rebounds and Iona swept the season series with Manhattan 79-75 on Friday. Isaiah Williams' basket with 1:02 left gave Iona (24-6, 17-2 Metro Atlantic) a 73-65 lead and the Gaels made 6 of 8 free throws in the final minute. Manhattan (15-13, 12-7) trailed 63-52 with 6:55 left but scored seven...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

English rallies Iona past Monmouth 69-68

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) A.J. English converted a three-point play for the game-winner with 34 seconds left as Iona rallied, then held on to beat Monmouth 69-68 and clinch the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference regular-season title Sunday. Down 14 points at intermission and then trailing 68-66, English pump faked Max DiLeo twice before hitting his jumper and drawing the foul. English...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Iona survives Marist's late rally 72-68

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) David Laury had 21 points and 18 rebounds on Friday night and Iona held off a late charge to beat Marist 72-68. A.J. English made two free throws with 1.3 seconds left to seal it for the Gaels (22-6, 15-2 Metro Atlantic). Schadrac Casimir and English added 19 points each. Iona matched its largest lead at 66-51 with 6:50 to go after Marist (5-22, 4-13) led...
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Iona needs comeback to stop Quinnipiac, 60-57

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) David Laury scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Iona pushed its winning streak to eight straight with a 60-57, come-from-behind win over Quinnipiac Sunday. The victory allowed the first-place Gaels (21-6, 14-2) to maintain their two-game lead on Rider in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference standings. The game was tied at 25-25 with 2:06 left in the...
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February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Iona holds off Manhattan 70-67 with clutch shooting

NEW YORK (AP) A.J. English and Schadrac Casimir scored 22 points apiece and David Laury made two free throws with 7.5 seconds to play as Iona held off rival Manhattan 70-67 Friday night. English broke a tie with a 3-pointer with 32 seconds left but Emmy Andujar made two free throws after he was fouled on a putback attempt to make it a one-point game. Laury was fouled before the...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Iona blows out Fairfield, 72-57

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) Schadrac Casimir and Kelvin Amayo each scored 19 points to lead Iona to a 72-57 victory over Fairfield on Tuesday night. David Laury added 17 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, and A.J. English had nine points, eight boards, and six assists for Iona (19-6, 12-2 Metro-Atlantic Athletic Conference), which extended its home winning streak to 18 games. Laury entered...
Via AP on Fox
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Laury, Casimir lead Iona past Siena 87-83

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) David Laury scored 27 points, Schadrac Casimir added 22 and Iona held off Siena 87-83 on Friday night. The Gaels (17-6, 10-2 Metro Atlantic) were without second-leading scorer A.J. English (20.7 ppg), who had to sit out because of his role in a skirmish at the end of last Saturday's overtime win against St. Peter's. Iona made 30 of 35 free throws, the last...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Iona rallies to top St. Peter's 68-61 in OT

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) A.J. English scored 21 points and made two clutch plays in the closing seconds of regulation and Iona scored the last seven points of overtime from the foul line to beat St. Peter's 68-61 to stay on top of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Association standings. English got the Gaels (16-6, 9-2) into overtime by stealing an inbounds pass and hitting a 3-pointer...
Via AP on Fox
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

English, Laury help Iona roll past Niagara 87-64

NEW YORK (AP) A.J. English scored 25 points, David Laury added 24 and Iona rolled to an 87-64 victory over Niagara on Sunday. English made 9 of 12 field goals, including 4 of 6 from beyond the arc, and had eight rebounds. Laury was 11 of 18 from the field, grabbed eight boards and dished out six assists with a season-high four blocks. Conference-leader Iona (15-6, 8-2 Metro Atlantic...
Via AP on Fox
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Lewis scores 24 to lead Canisius past Iona, 78-74

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Zach Lewis scored 24 points and Phil Valenti added 19 to lead Canisius to a 78-74 win over Iona on Sunday. Lewis made 8 of 15 field goals, including 5 of 9 from 3-point range, and Valenti hit 7 of 12 shots. A layup by David Laury and a pair of free throws by A.J. English pulled Iona within two with 48 seconds to play, but Valenti hit two at the line with 11 seconds...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

English scores 28, Iona escapes at Niagara 80-79

LEIWSTON, N.Y. (AP) A.J. English scored 28 points including the game-winning free throws to help Iona escape at Niagara 80-79 on Friday night. English was driving the length of the court in the final seconds and briefly lost control of his dribble. Wesley Myers dove for the loose ball, but English recovered it just before Myers undercut him, sending English to the foul line with...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Iona blasts past Fairfield, 74-58

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) A.J. English scored 24 points on 9-of-11 shooting from the field and dished out 10 assists to lead Iona to a 74-58 victory over Fairfield on Tuesday night. David Laury added 19 points for the Gaels (12-5, 5-1 Metro-Atlantic Athletic Conference), who have won six of their last seven games. Schadrac Casimir finished with 10 points and five rebounds. Fairfield...
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January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Iona defeats Quinnipiac 81-73

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) David Laury tied his career high with 30 points, Isiah Williams added 22, and Iona defeated Quinnipiac 81-73 on Tuesday night. Laury shot 8 of 15 from the field including three 3-pointers and added 11 more from the free-throw line. Williams drained four 3-pointers as part of 9 of 11 shooting and added 10 rebounds as Iona (10-5, 3-1 Metro Atlantic Athletic...
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January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Laury's double-double leads Iona past Siena 86-72

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) David Laury scored 24 points, 15 coming in the second half, and grabbed 10 rebounds to help Iona beat Siena 86-72 on Sunday. Laury has recorded a double-double in seven of his last nine games and has reached double-digit scoring in all 13 games he's played. A.J. English had 17 points for Iona (9-5, 2-1 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). Schadrac Casimir and Isaiah...
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

English and Laury lead Iona over Drexel 81-62

PHILADELPHIA (AP) A.J. English scored 19, David Laury had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Iona made 10 3-pointers to beat Drexel 81-62 on Sunday. Iona (8-4) scored 10 straight to go up 62-45 on Laury's 3-pointer with 9:27 left. Drexel (2-9) got the lead down to 70-58 with 4:50 to play, but Iona answered with another nine straight. The Gaels took control in the first half with an...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
December 23, 2014  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
December 13, 2014  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
December 10, 2014  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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