Scores

Final

Niagara 61

(6-10, 1-3 MAAC)

Iona 73

(12-3, 4-0 MAAC)

    Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN

    9:00 PM ET, January 6, 2012

    Hynes Athletics Center, New Rochelle, New York

    1 2 T
    NIAG 31 3061
    IONA 35 3873

    Top Performers

    Niagara: M. Lemmons 14 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Stl

    Iona: M. Glover 19 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Iona 73, Niagara 61

    Associated Press

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Michael Glover scored 19 points to lead Iona to a 73-61 win over Niagara Friday night, keeping the Gaels unbeaten in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play.

    Scott Machado, who came in leading the nation in assists per game at 10.4, added 13 points and eight dishes for the Gaels (12-3, 4-0). Iona, which has won five of six, has now swept the season series against Niagara for the past three seasons. The Gaels also beat the Purple Eagles on Dec. 4.

    The contest was close in the first half but, trailing 31-30 with less than four minutes until the intermission, Lamont Jones hit a 3 and a layup to put Iona up 35-31 at halftime. The Gaels held the Purple Eagles scoreless for a span of 3:35 before halftime.

    Iona opened the second on a 6-2 run and cruised from there.

    Marvin Jordan led Niagara (6-10, 1-3) with 15 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NIAG
    IONA
    Points 61 73
    FG Made-Attempted 21-58 (.362) 23-51 (.451)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-19 (.211) 6-23 (.261)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-20 (.750) 21-29 (.724)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 14

    2011-12 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Dec 4, 2011 IONA 98, @NIAG 62Recap
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