The Gaels (20-9, 17-3 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) opened with a 13-0 run, extended to 25-7 in the first eight minutes. The Broncs (13-16, 9-11) closed the gap to 64-61 with 11:56 to go, and Iona responded with eleven straight points and cruised from there.
Rider gets the No. 8 seed in the MAAC tournament and will face No. 9 Monmouth on Thursday. As the No. 1 seed, Iona will await the winner on Saturday.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.