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Iona 67, Rider 58: Gaels Adopting A New Identity

When Iona jumped out to a 7-0 lead over Rider in the first two minutes of their Thursday night matchup, it looked like business as usual for the Gaels, who had won 24 consecutive home contests entering this meeting with the Broncs. Continue reading

Iona 83, Texas Southern 73: English Out, But Gaels Survive

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – Ibn Muhammad hit his first and only field goal of the game Wednesday night, but it was massive, a three-pointer that extended Iona’s lead to five over pesky Texas Southern with two minutes to go. He followed with a steal and assist for a Jordan Washington dunk that basically sealed Iona’s 22th straight home victory. Continue reading

Iona’s Bench Comes Through In English’s Absence

The decision was announced at approximately 3:30 Friday afternoon. Iona junior guard A.J. English would miss that evening’s game against Siena due to his role in a post-game altercation after the buzzer of the Gaels’ previous game, a 68-61 overtime win over Saint Peter’s. Continue reading

Three Thoughts: UMass 87, Iona 82

On the surface, Iona’s 87-82 loss to UMass at the Mullins Center Tuesday night wasn’t a terrible one. First, UMass is an Atlantic-10 team that went to the NCAA Tournament last year, and is probably better than its 6-6 record (and No. 94 KenPom ranking), having played an ambitious schedule, and picking up a couple of close losses (at Harvard and BYU) that might have turned the tide for them.

In addition, UMass picked Tuesday to break out of a prolonged shooting slump from three-point range, particularly junior point guard Trey Davis, who came in shooting an ice-cold just 33.6% from the field, and was just 11-for-47 from behind the arc since the season opener. All he did against Iona was score 25 points on 10-of-11 from the floor, 5-for-6 from three-point range.

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Three Thoughts: Iona 77, Rider 64

On a night when Iona was without preseason player of the year David Laury, the Gaels dispelled some early concern following a loss at Monmouth by outrunning Rider in a 77-64 victory Wednesday evening. Continue reading