NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Lamont Jones scored 35 points, including 22 in the second half, as Iona defeated Loyola (Md.) 90-86 Friday night to sweep the teams' season series.
The Gaels (16-13, 10-7 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), who had lost six of their last seven games -- by a total of 11 points -- shot 76 percent (19 of 25) in the second half, their best shooting half this season.
Jones made 7 of 7 second-half shots and scored 10 points in a span of 1:35 to stretch a 70-66 Iona lead to 80-70 with 2:12 remaining.
The Greyhounds (20-10, 11-6), who had won three straight, shot 59.4 percent (19 of 32) in the second half. Erik Etherly and Robert Olson scored 23 points each for Loyola and Anthony Wimbush added a career-best 20.
It was the first time three Loyola players had reached 20 in a game in coach Jimmy Patsos' nine seasons.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.