The Gaels have won at least 20 games and made a postseason appearance in each of Tim Cluess’ five seasons.
Now, it’s on to bigger things. “Sweet Sixteen, Final Four, that’s what we’re about,” Ashton Pankey said as Jaspers coach Steve Masiello jokingly tried to muffle his microphone.
“It’s gonna be a fun game, it’s gonna be a battle,” the Jaspers’ RaShawn Stores said, according to the NY Post. “They’re our biggest rivals and we know what’s on the line — the NCAA Tournament.”
George Beamon scored 23 of his 25 points in the second half as second-seeded Manhattan pulled away from third-seed Quinnipiac for an 87-68 win in the semifinals of the MAAC tournament.
Tim Cluess has been given a contract extension by Iona after leading the Gaels to two NCAA tournaments in his first four seasons.
Sam Thompson reached back with his right hand, snared the slightly off-target pass and dunked it in one forceful motion, providing Ohio State with its grandest slam. And far from the only one.
“We used last year’s game as motivation to drive us toward this year,” coach Tim Cluess said. “It gave us a chance to return. Had that not happened, I don’t think we’d be sitting here right now.”
Iona knew it wasn’t going to get a second consecutive at-large bid to the NCAA tournament. This year, the fourth-seeded Gaels (20-13) won their way in.
Harlem native and Memphis Grizzlies’ Assistant GM Kenny Williamson passed away on Tuesday at 65.
I was driving on the 405 yesterday in Los Angeles when I received a call that Iowa State transfer Tavon Sledge was cleared to play this season for Iona, and I immediately came to this realization — the Gaels are more talented than they were last season.
Basketball in New Rochelle just got real interesting. Again. Norvel Pelle’s decision to attend Iona makes the Gaels a national story for the second consecutive season.
The Iona Gaels community was in shock late Thursday by the tragic death of incoming recruit Michael Haynes.
Florida State may have lost six seniors from last year’s team that won the ACC Tournament, but don’t discount the Seminoles from being a contender for the conference title for the second consecutive season.
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.
Almost nothing went wrong for Iona in the first 16 minutes of its first-round game against BYU. After that, almost nothing went right.