Iona Claims MAAC Title, Spot In NCAA TournamentIona 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.
Rothstein Files: Sledge Cleared At Iona; Quick Hits From Busy Day In College HoopsI 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.
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.
Ahead Of First Four, Iona's Jones Glad Jimmer Time Over At BYULamont Jones has played against BYU twice before. But he only remembers one player — one no longer even with the Cougars.
Iona 'Unbelievably Excited' For At-Large Bid To NCAA TournamentCall it a MAAC miracle! In a surprise - perhaps the biggest in the field - Iona got a ticket to the dance.
Rothstein Files: Iona, Machado Sense The UrgencyThe 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.
Rothstein Files: What To Watch This Weekend In College HoopsThe highly anticipated showdown between arguably the nation's two most talented rosters should come down to a battle of toughness and outside shooting.
Parise: Getting To The Point With Iona's Scott MachadoVin Parise recently sat down with point guard Scott Machado of the 4-1 Iona Gaels. The Gaels are one of the hottest teams around with wins vs. Maryland & St. Joe's and their floor general Machado leads the nation in assists.
Rothstein Files: Five Temple Basketball Observations Plus Other Hoops NotesDefensively, the loss of Allen on the interior is going to be an adjustment for Temple to overcome. Offensively, we should see good guards, few mistakes, and because of that, a berth in the NCAA Tournament.
The Rothstein Files: Time Is Now For Former St. Anthony's Star Tyshawn TaylorDuring his first three seasons at Kansas, Taylor has always been regular member of the Jayhawks rotation but was never a name in bold print on an opponent's scouting report. That is all about to change.