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Donovan Kates of the Manhattan Jaspers walks past head coach Steve Masiello. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

Manhattan Advances To Face Iona For MAAC Title

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.

03/10/2014

Head coach Tim Cluess of the Iona Gaels talks to Tavon Sledge. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Tim Cluess Locked In As Iona Gaels Coach Through 2018-19

Tim Cluess has been given a contract extension by Iona after leading the Gaels to two NCAA tournaments in his first four seasons.

03/07/2014

Iona’s Nyandigisi Moikobu, left, handles the ball as Ohio State’s Aaron Craft reaches in during the first half of their second-round matchup in the  2013 NCAA Tournament on March 22, 2013 in Dayton, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Iona’s NCAA Dream Dies; Ohio State Machine Rolls Into The Next Round

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.

03/22/2013

Iona coach Tim Cluess (credit: Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Iona Takes Aim At Major Upset; Can The Gaels Take Down Mighty Ohio State?

“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.”

03/22/2013

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Iona Claims MAAC Title, Spot In NCAA Tournament

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.

03/12/2013

Kenny Smith, TNT analyst listens to Kenny Williamson, Assistant General Manager of the Memphis Grizzlies during practice during EA Sports NBA Europe Live Tour at Palacio de Deportes de Malaga Copyright 2007 NBAE  (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

Harlem Native And Grizzlies’ Assistant GM Williamson Passes Away

Harlem native and Memphis Grizzlies’ Assistant GM Kenny Williamson passed away on Tuesday at 65.

11/13/2012

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Rothstein Files: Sledge Cleared At Iona; Quick Hits From Busy Day In College Hoops

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.

10/26/2012

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Rothstein Files: Addition Of Norvel Pelle Makes Iona Again A National Story

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.

08/22/2012

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Iona Recruit Michael Haynes Shot And Killed In Chicago

The Iona Gaels community was in shock late Thursday by the tragic death of incoming recruit Michael Haynes.

07/27/2012

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Rothstein Files: This And That Around College Basketball

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.

07/27/2012

Scott Machado (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Iona Guard Scott Machado Caps College Career By Winning Haggerty Award

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.

04/26/2012

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Historic Meltdown Sends Iona Home From NCAA Tournament

Almost nothing went wrong for Iona in the first 16 minutes of its first-round game against BYU. After that, almost nothing went right.

WFAN–03/14/2012

Scott Machado (credit: Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Ahead Of First Four, Iona’s Jones Glad Jimmer Time Over At BYU

Lamont Jones has played against BYU twice before. But he only remembers one player — one no longer even with the Cougars.

WFAN–03/13/2012

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Iona ‘Unbelievably Excited’ For At-Large Bid To NCAA Tournament

Call it a MAAC miracle! In a surprise – perhaps the biggest in the field – Iona got a ticket to the dance.

WFAN–03/12/2012

Scott Machado (credit: Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Rothstein Files: Iona, Machado Sense The Urgency

The Gaels senior point guard won’t be able to forget last year’s MAAC title game defeat to St. Peter’s — a loss that still haunts him almost a year to the day after it happened.

WFAN–03/01/2012

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