Rivalry Renewed: Manhattan Defeats Iona in OT 80-77

While Iona and Manhattan's rivalry may not have the same national notoriety of a Duke-UNC, the two schools in New York that are separated only by a quick transit but trip has turned into must see TV for any college hoops fan in the country. A national television audience on ESPN 2 were treated to a dandy of a game at Draddy Gymnasium on the campus of Manhattan College in Riverdale...
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March 01, 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...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Iona Escapes Rider With 10th Straight Win

The Iona College men's basketball team withstood a late charge by Rider to win its 10th straight game in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action at Alumni Gymnasium. The Gaels (18-8, 15-2 MAAC) saw a 13-point advantage with just over three minutes to play evaporate to a single point with 14 ticks left while holding off the Broncs (13-13, 9-8 MAAC) 80-77. The Maroon & Gold...
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February 22, 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 Victorious Over Quinnipiac 95-73

The Iona College men's basketball team earned a 95-73 win and avenged an earlier season loss to Quinnipiac in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action at the Hynes Center. Seniors Sean Armand and Tre Bowman and sophomore A.J. English each had 20 or more points as the Gaels (10-8, 7-2 MAAC) never trailed and pulled even with Canisius and Manhattan for first place in the league...
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January 25, 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

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...
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January 19, 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 can't miss in beating Niagara 118-92

Iona shot a blistering 65 percent from the field with Tre Bowman responsible for 23 points as the Gaels clobbered Niagara 118-92 on Saturday. Iona (6-6, 3-0 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) could hardly miss in the first half, shooting 75 percent from the field while making eight 3-pointers (8 of 12) and notching 21 assists. The Gaels took a commanding 62-35 lead into the locker...
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January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Iona beats Florida Gulf Coast 90-72 in shootout

Tre Bowman scored a career-high 29 points and his team made 14 of 27 3-pointers Sunday afternoon, beating Florida Gulf Coast 90-72 in a shootout. Sean Armand scored 20 points, including a game-high five 3-pointers, for Iona (3-2), A.J. English scored 13 points and David Laury added 11. Bowman made four of six three-point attempts and the Gaels shot 51.9 percent from three-point...
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December 01, 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...
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August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Manhattan can't hold back Iona in MAAC title game

Manhattan started the season with 14 losses in its first 19 games and ended it four points shy of the NCAA tournament. The sixth-seeded Jaspers lost to rival Iona 60-57 on Monday night in the MAAC championship game. Michael Alvarado had 14 points for Manhattan (14-18), which lost despite holding the Gaels 21 points below their average. ''This team has grown more than anyone...
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March 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Iona takes safer path back to dance

Tre Bowman scored 20 points and Iona earned a berth in the NCAA tournament with a 60-57 win over rival Manhattan on Monday night in the MAAC championship game. Lamont Jones added 14 points and earned tournament MVP honors for the fourth-seeded Gaels (20-13), who will be making their second consecutive trip to the NCAAs after receiving an at-large bid last year. Michael Alvarado...
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March 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Iona 90, St. Peter's 71

Lamont Jones scored 24 points and all five Iona starters scored in double figures in a 90-71 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference victory over Saint Peter's Friday night. Sophomore guard Tavon Sledge handed out a career-high 10 assists and 13 points for the Gaels (13-7, 7-2), who shot 58.2 percent (32 of 55), including 63.2 percent (12 of 19) on 3-pointers. David Laury also had...
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January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Iona 97, Canisius 87

Sean Armand matched his career high with 32 points as Iona pulled away from Canisius 97-87 Sunday for its fifth straight win. Armand, who came in ranked No. 5 in the nation with 59 made 3-pointers, was 9 of 15 from long range to surpass 200 career treys. The Gaels (11-6, 5-1 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) made 16 of 33 3-ponters. Iona's Tre Bowman added a career-high 24...
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January 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Iona 78, Manhattan 70

Lamont Jones scored 22 of his 30 points in the second half as Iona rallied from a six-point halftime deficit to defeat Manhattan 78-70 Sunday in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game. A layup and two 3-pointers by Jones in the opening 1:15 of the second half gave the Gaels (9-6, 3-1) a 38-37 lead. After the Jaspers (4-10, 2-2) went back in front, Tre Bowman's 3-pointer with...
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January 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Iona 87, Liberty 69

Lamont Jones scored 24 points and Sean Armand added 23 as Iona defeated Liberty 87-69 Tuesday night. The Gaels (5-4) had two others in double figures, with A.J. English scoring 17 points and Tre Bowman 13. They also rained 3-pointers on Liberty (1-10) throughout the night. Iona made 18 of 41 attempts from beyond the arc, while Liberty was 7 for 20 on treys. All but two of Armand...
Via AP on Fox
December 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Iona 83, Niagara 72

Sean Armand posted his first career double-double as Iona topped Niagara 83-72 Wednesday night in each team's Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opener. Armand scored 18 points and pulled down a career-high 11 rebounds for the Gaels (3-2, 1-0). Armand also pitched in five assists, while Curtis Dennis had 17 points and Tre Bowman, Lamont Jones and Tavon Sledge all had 12. Sledge...
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November 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Iona 94, Wake Forest 68

Sean Armand scored 28 points and Lamont ''Momo'' Jones added 21 as Iona cruised to a 94-68 victory over Wake Forest Saturday in the Paradise Jam. The Gaels (2-1) will now face the University of Illinois-Chicago in the loser's bracket finals on Monday at 5 p.m. Iona scored the game's first eight points, led 30-3 midway through the opening half and 48-11 after...
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November 17, 2012  |  Discuss
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