Iona wins 97-81, withstands Rider's 2nd half push
MAR 02, 2014 5:41p ET
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.
Isaiah Williams had 17 points and Tre Bowman scored 13. Armand, English and Williams were each 3 of 6 from 3-point range.
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.