Iona College names Hall of Famer Rick Pitino as head coach

Iona College names Hall of Famer Rick Pitino as head coach

Hall of Fame Coach Rick Pitino was named head basketball coach of Iona College today. Pitino, who has taken four different programs to the NCAA tournament and coached two national championship teams, takes over for Coach Tim Cluess, who stepped down as head coach after ten years due to health concerns. Coach Cluess will serve as an advisor to the basketball program moving forward…

Monmouth never trails in win over Iona

Monmouth University Men’s Basketball (7-6, 1-1 MAAC) never trailed in topping Iona College (2-7, 0-2 MAAC) on Sunday afternoon at the OceanFirst Bank Center, 73-61. Deion Hammond (Mitchellville, MD/Riverdale Baptist School) and Ray Salnave (Elmont, NY/Benjamin N. Cardozo) each added 12 points in the victory…

Canisius drops third straight with loss to Iona

Canisius drops third straight with loss to Iona

The visiting Iona Gaels shot 53.6 percent from the field, 53.8 percent from 3-point land and 93.3 percent from the free-throw line to cruise to an 88-70 win over Canisius in MAAC action Sunday afternoon in the Koessler Athletic Center. The win moves Iona to 5-10 overall and 3-1 in MAAC play while the Golden Griffins slipped to 5-11 overall and 2-2 in league action with their third-straight loss…

Iona announces contract extension for Tim Cluess

The 2017-18 campaign produced continued success for Iona men’s basketball as the Gaels became just the third MAAC program in history to win back-to-back-to-back conference tournament championships. By appearing in the last three NCAA tournaments, Iona joined Gonzaga and South Dakota State as the lone mid-major programs to participate in the 2016, 2017 and 2018 brackets…

Saint Peter’s squanders double-digit lead at Iona on Friday night

The Saint Peter’s men’s basketball team squandered two double-digit leads, including a 10-point lead with under five minutes remaining, resulting in a tough, 73-69, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) setback to the Iona Gaels on Friday night. The Peacocks overall record drops to 7-7 and the team’s MAAC record goes to 1-2…

Canisius scores 85-78 victory over Iona; Gates-Chili’s Much posts double-double

Canisius scores 85-78 victory over Iona; Gates-Chili’s Much posts double-double

Canisius senior Jermaine Crumpton matched a season-high with 24 points to go along with eight rebounds, freshman Takal Molson scored 21 points and grabbed nine boards and sophomore Isaiah Reese scored 12 of his 18 points in the game’s second half as the Golden Griffins posted an 85-78 win over Iona Sunday afternoon in the Koessler Athletic Center….

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