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Photo courtesy of Ionagaels.com. Brown posted his third consecutive double-digit effort versus Marist.

Men’s Basketball snaps losing streak, but faces uphill battle

Robert Hughes, Sports Editor March 7, 2024

The Iona University men’s basketball team played three games from Feb. 25 to March 3, dropping two, but then breaking their four-game losing streak.   Starting with an away match at Mount St. Mary’s...

Photo courtesy of Ionagaels.com. With 18 points against Rider, Givon reached double digits in a game for the sixth time this season.

Basketball faces nail-biters as schedules wind down

Robert Hughes, Sports Editor February 22, 2024

The Iona University men’s and women’s basketball teams each split their matchups for the week of Feb. 12.   Beginning with the women, their first game during this slate came on Feb. 15, as they...

Photo courtesy of Ionagaels.com. Iona enjoyed their second-largest road win of the season at Siena.

Men’s basketball sublime during three-game slate

Robert Hughes, Sports Editor February 8, 2024

The Iona University men’s basketball team won three games in a row from Jan. 26 to Feb. 4, improving their record to 11-10 overall and 7-3 at home.   Iona had been riding a hot streak heading into...

Graduate Idan Tretout recorded his second 30+ point effort on January 21, shooting 11-for-19

Men’s basketball, strong at home, stays afloat in MAAC standings

Robert Hughes, Sports Editor January 25, 2024

The Iona University men’s basketball team is off to a 2-3 start in 2024, bringing their season record and winning percentage to 8-10 and .444 overall.   The Gaels kicked off the new year with a...

Graduate student Panzos efficient shooting has led to 3.4 three point field goals made per game.

Basketball programs fail to make noise in young campaign

Aiden Keane and Robert Hughes December 7, 2023

The Iona University men and women’s basketball teams have struggled to find their footing to start off the 2023-24 season.   Amidst growing pains and roster changes, they have had trouble finding...

Idan Tretout was Tobin Andersons first transfer signee for Iona.

Revamped Iona rosters find comfortability at home

Michael Marchionna, Staff Writer November 16, 2023

The week of Nov. 6 marked the beginning of basketball season at Iona University and around the NCAA. Much like last year, both the men and women’s teams played two games, one at home and one away. Last...

Angelika Szumilo won consecutive NEC regular season championships in 2021 and 2022.

Basketball offseason wraps up as MAAC Championship push begins

Michael Marchionna, Staff Writer November 2, 2023

November marks the start of college basketball season and this off-season has been an interesting one for both the Iona University men’s and women’s basketball teams, especially when considering how...

Isaac Brice started all 27 games for SMCC as a freshman in 2022.

Basketball turns to regular season after hype-up

Aiden Keane, Staff Writer October 19, 2023

The annual Maroon Madness homecoming ceremony took place on Oct. 13 to kick off Iona University’s homecoming weekend.    Along with giveaways, great performances by the Iona dance and cheer...

Freshman Rodrigo Farias is one of 12 newcomers on Tobin Andersons roster.

New faces to hit hardwood for basketball

Aiden Keane, Contributing Writer September 21, 2023

The Iona University men’s and women’s basketball team completed their rosters with several new additions for its 2023 MAAC championship campaign.     With every new basketball season,...

Osbourne Shema is currently the only player from Rick Pitino’s 2022-2023 roster who has not transferred or is not in the transfer portal. 

Basketball off-season news

Lachlan Wellington, Sports Editor April 20, 2023

Kate Mager, of the Iona women’s basketball team, won the college three-point championship at the NCAA Final Four in Houston, Texas.    Mager won both the Celsius Women’s 3-Point Championship...

The Saint John’s job is Pitino’s 11th full-time head coaching job in his career.  

Rick Pitino accepts Saint John’s head coaching job

Lachlan Wellington, Sports Editor March 31, 2023

Rick Pitino’s time at the helm of the Iona men’s basketball team has come to an end after he resigned as the Gaels’ head coach. He has accepted a reported six-year, around $20 million contract at...

Four Gaels from the championship team are in the transfer portal after Rick Pitino accepted the Saint John’s job.  

Men’s basketball wins sixth MAAC championship in last eight

Jordan Score, Staff Writer March 31, 2023

The Iona men’s basketball team won the 2023 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship on March 11, taking down Marist College 76-55 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.   The Gaels came into the...

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