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Iona falls to Rider in MAAC Quarterfinals

Iona falls to Rider in MAAC Quarterfinals

Dan Abbate, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019

The Iona College women's basketball team season came to an end after losing to Rider 54-46 in the quarterfinals of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament on March 8. Iona was feeding off the momentum from its upset win over No. 7 Siena in the first round of the tournament, and the Gaels op...

Iona makes history, wins fourth straight MAAC championship

Iona makes history, wins fourth straight MAAC championship

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

March 13, 2019

When the Iona College Men’s Basketball team was sitting at its lowest point of the season and everyone seemed down on themselves, Head Coach Tim Cluess reached for his cell phone one evening and texted senior Rickey McGill and junior E.J. Crawford, the only returners on the roster. Cluess kept the...

MAAC Tournament says goodbye to Albany, prepares for future in Atlantic City

MAAC Tournament says goodbye to Albany, prepares for future in Atlantic City

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

March 13, 2019

The Times Union Center in Albany, New York has been a travel destination for Iona College basketball fans for the last five years. Fans would either drive or take the student bus for more than two hours to watch the men’s and women’s basketball teams compete in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference T...

Iona defeats Siena in rout to seventh straight MAAC Championship appearance

Iona defeats Siena in rout to seventh straight MAAC Championship appearance

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

March 8, 2019

ALBANY- The Iona College men’s basketball junior Asante Gist didn’t have the prettiest Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament debut, going 0-4 in the Gaels win over St. Peter’s in the quarterfinals on Friday. Yet, the 5-foot-11 guard remained confident and was determined not to let tha...

Iona advances to MAAC semifinals for ninth straight time after nail biting win over St. Peter’s

Iona advances to MAAC semifinals for ninth straight time after nail biting win over St. Peter’s

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

March 8, 2019

ALBANY- The Iona College men’s basketball team will move on the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament semifinals after a heart-pounding 73-71 victory over St. Peter’s on Friday evening. “We always come into the game like it’s us against the world,” Iona senior guard Rickey McGill sa...

After spending the regular season battling adversity, Iona enters MAAC Tournament filled with optimism

After spending the regular season battling adversity, Iona enters MAAC Tournament filled with optimism

Ryan McFadden, Sports Editor

March 7, 2019

The Iona College men’s basketball team is excited and confident, as the Gaels prepare for their Quarterfinals matchup against St. Peter’s in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference on Friday. “Our guys are really excited about it,” Iona Head Coach Tim Cluess said. “They look forward in playing i...

Iona seeks to embrace underdog mentality ahead of MAAC Tournament

Iona seeks to embrace underdog mentality ahead of MAAC Tournament

Farrell Shine, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

With only two weeks remaining until the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament in Albany, the Iona College women’s basketball teammates are keeping their heads up as they gain some momentum to close out the regular season. “Coming in as a brand new team, you really didn’t know what to...

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