BALTIMORE -- Dylon Cormier and Erik Etherly scored 22 points
apiece to pace Loyola (Md.) in an 87-81 win over Iona on Friday
night, a victory that pushed the Greyhounds past the Gaels for the
top spot in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.
Justin Drummond added 17 points and Robert Olson 13 for the
Greyhounds (19-5, 12-2), who have won seven straight games on their
run to the lone spot atop the conference. They avenged a loss at
Iona on Jan. 15.
The Greyhounds opened the game on a 19-10 run and put together
an 18-6 run at one juncture of the first half to take a 17-point
lead into the locker room. They held on despite being outscored
51-40 by the Gaels in the second half.
Michael Glover also scored 22 points to lead Iona (19-6, 11-3),
which had its four-game winning streak snapped.
Purdue coach Matt Painter says players haven't used the fifth-year graduate transfer rule for its true intent.
The dust has settled after players made their NBA draft decisions. Which college teams won? Which lost? Well, Villanova is pretty happy. USC, meanwhile, might not be as thrilled.
The 2017 recruiting class is short on point guards, with Trevon Duval leading only eight prospects from the ESPN 60 who are still available.