SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Tre Bowman had 28 points, David Laury had 18 points and 11 rebounds and top-seeded Iona handled eighth-seeded Rider 94-71 on Saturday in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference quarterfinals.
The Gaels (21-9) opened on a 15-4 run, led 50-34 at halftime and never trailed in the game. After Rider (14-17) closed to 65-53, Iona went on a 15-3 run to put the Broncs comfortably out of reach. The Gaels advance to face No. 4 seed Canisius (21-11) in the MAAC semifinals on Sunday.
Bowman was 5 of 9 from 3-point range and Sean Armand was 4 of 7. As a team, the Gaels shot 11 of 25 from distance and 31 of 52 overall (59.6 percent).
Armand finished with 20 points and Isaiah Williams added 12.