Scores

Final

Iona 80

(18-8, 15-2 MAAC)

Rider 77

(13-13, 9-8 MAAC)

    Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN

    8:00 PM ET, February 21, 2014

    Alumni Gymnasium, Lawrenceville, New Jersey

    1 2 T
    IONA 41 3980
    RID 32 4577

    Top Performers

    Iona: S. Armand 20 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Stl

    Rider: D. Stewart 15 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Iona squanders big lead but escapes at Rider 80-77

    Associated Press

    LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. -- Sean Armand and A.J. English each scored 20 on Friday night as Iona nearly squandered a 13-point lead with 3 minutes to go, but escaped at Rider 80-77.

    Iona (18-8, 15-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) held a double-digit lead for most of the second half until Jimmie Taylor's scoring spree for Rider (13-13, 9-8).

    Starting with a layup at the 2:55 mark, Taylor scored 10 straight to close the Broncs within 75-72 with 1:01 left.

    David Laury ended the run with two free throws for Iona, but Taylor answered with a 3-pointer to make it 77-75.

    English made 1 of 2 free throws for Iona with 19.4 seconds remaining, and then Anthony Myles went coast-to-coast for a layup to close Rider within 78-77. But the Broncs would get no closer.

    English made two more free throws and Iona got its 10th straight win after Myles missed a final 3-point attempt.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    IONA
    RID
    Points 80 77
    FG Made-Attempted 25-54 (.463) 30-68 (.441)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-23 (.261) 7-26 (.269)
    FT Made-Attempted 24-30 (.800) 10-20 (.500)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 19 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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