The Maroon & Gold shot 61.0% from the field including 65.5% in the first half. They limited the Red Foxes to 38.5% shooting and 27.6% in the first 20 minutes. Marist out rebounded Iona 38-33, but the Gaels held a 18-11 advantage in assists and 19-13 lead in the turnover statistic.
For the second straight season, Iona opened up against an Atlantic-10 opponent and prevailed in two overtime periods. Last season, the Gaels won an epic battle against Richmond.