Iona wins, Manhattan upset in MAAC

Iona, the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference regular season champs, had little trouble with Marist in the MAAC tournament quarterfinals on Saturday, winning 87-63.

The Gaels led just 35-33 at halftime, but overwhelmed the Red Foxes in the second half. Mike Glover had 29 points and seven rebounds for Iona, who will play No. 4 seed Fairfield on Sunday at 2 p.m.

Manhattan, on the other hand, was upset by No. 6 seed Siena, 84-82 in overtime. George Beamon had 24 points in a losing effort.

While they were hoping to go much farther in the MAAC tournament, this has been a tremendous season for the Jaspers and their first-year coach, Steve Masiello. Manhattan, after going 6-25 a year ago, is now 20-12. Fourteen more wins -- that's the biggest turnaround in Division I this season.

We'll have to wait and see if Manhattan gets an invite to any of the postseason tournaments. The Jaspers might not be done yet.