ALBANY, N.Y. -- Lamont Jones scored 19 points, hitting 10 of 11 free throws, as Iona rallied to defeat Siena 66-62 Friday night in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play.
The Gaels (8-6, 2-1), who trailed 38-28 early in the second half, were still behind by nine with 9:14 left before rattling off 11 straight points to lead 51-49. Sean Armand's 3-pointer started the run, then Jones scored five straight points and Armand capped it with another trey.
The lead changed eight more times, with Iona scoring six straight points to lead 63-58 with 21 seconds left.
The Saints (2-12, 0-3) closed the gap to three twice, but got no closer, with the Gaels making 3 of 4 free throws.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.