Crawford, Much career nights spark Iona over Yale 83-67.
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) E.J. Crawford poured in 24 points and Deyshonee Much added 19 – a career-high for Crawford and season best for Much – and combined to hit seven of Iona’s 11 3-pointers as the Gaels broke away from Yale 83-67 on Tuesday night, running their winning streak to four games.
Yale (6-7) scored two quick layups to open the second half and come within five points of the Gaels (5-4) only to see Much and Crawford go off on an 11-4 run. Much with a trey, Crawford a 3-point play and a jumper capped with a 3-pointer after Much rebounded a Yale miss.
Much and Jan Svandrlik hit back-to-back 3-pointers, sparking a 10-0 run that ended with Yale calling a timeout and the lead 77-55 with 3:42 to play.
Blake Reynolds led the Bulldogs with 15 points, Eric Monroe and Miye Oni added 12 each.
Iona, the preseason favorite in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, was facing Yale for the first time.