Iona 73, Vermont 72

Michael Glover and Lamount Jones scored 16 points each to lead

Iona past Vermont 73-72 on Saturday.

The Gaels (9-2) went 15 of 16 from the free-throw line,

including a 6-of-6 effort from Scott Machado and 4 of 4 by Jones.

Vermont shot 70 percent from the line (7 of 10).

Brandon Bald’s 3 for Vermont tied it at 68-68 with 3:34 to play.

Iona (8-2) then got a layup from Glover and a 3 from Jones to go up

73-68 with 2:07 remaining.

From there, the Catamounts (4-6) went 2 of 5 the rest of the

way, including Sandro Carissimo’s jumper with 47 seconds left for

the final margin.

Vermont lost its fifth straight game despite holding the

nation’s second-highest scoring team to more than 13 points under

its average (87.5 points per game coming in).

Four McGlynn led Vermont with 19 points.