March 6, 2001 |
Nakiea Miller's second-half domination left him so exhausted that he had nothing in reserve to celebrate Iona's third NCAA Tournament berth in four years. As his Gaels' teammates jumped around the court, enjoying their second straight Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title, Miller collapsed from dizziness and had to be revived with smelling salts. Miller, the tournament's MVP, matched a career high with 24 points, leading Iona over Canisius, 74-67, last night in Buffalo, N.Y. "I was just so exhausted.
November 2, 2003 |
Billy Brieden's 16-yard touchdown pass to Dennis Calacione with less than three minutes to play rallied visiting Iona to a 26-20 victory over La Salle yesterday in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game at McCarthy Stadium. La Salle, which had rallied from a 20-6 deficit, drove to the Gaels' 10-yard line with 30 seconds to play before Eddie Albert's interception at the 9 ended the Explorers' hopes. La Salle, suffering its third straight loss, fell to 2-7 overall and 1-2 in the MAAC.
November 1, 1995 |
Seniors Leigh Washburn of Moorestown and Karen Shutz of Egg Harbor Township have made oral commitments to play NCAA Division I basketball next year. Washburn, a 6-foot-2 center and forward, will play at Princeton, while Shutz, a 5-5 point guard, will attend Iona. Both will sign letters of intent during the official early-signing period Nov. 8-15. "I chose Princeton because it was the best fit for me academically and basketball-wise," said Washburn, who averaged 16.3 points a game for the Quakers last season.
February 23, 1988 |
Lionel Simmons took a quick look at the stat sheet in the La Salle locker room last night. He was none too pleased about his own performance, but he let it pass. After all, the Explorers had just clinched their first Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference regular-season title by defeating feisty Iona, 91-86, at the Mulcahy Center. They also had extended their winning streak to 11, their longest since the 1974-75 team of Joe Bryant and Bill Taylor. Plus, they had reached the 20-win plateau for the second consecutive season under coach Speedy Morris.
December 24, 2005 |
Who knows if it was the playing time that sparked the points or the points that sparked the playing time? Either way, Rekalin Sims returned as a scoring presence for No. 19 Kentucky last night. The reserve forward had 11 points, six more than his total in the previous three games, to lead the Wildcats to 73-67 victory over Iona in their annual home game at Freedom Hall in Louisville. "I definitely needed a game like I had, just because I've been on the down for the last few games," the 6-8 junior said.
November 22, 1988 |
If La Salle repeats as the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champion, it won't be as easy as it was last season. The Explorers roared through the 1987-88 MAAC schedule like a tornado through a cornfield, racking up a 14-0 record, winning the conference tournament and claiming an NCAA bid. But things are expected to get back to normal in 1988-89, and historically, the race for the MAAC crown has been a dogfight. "The No. 8 team could beat the No. 1 team on any night, and it wouldn't be that much of an upset," said La Salle assistant coach Joe Mihalich.
March 5, 1989 |
First, coach Ted Fiore talked the refs out of a technical, then Willie Haynes squirmed through two defenders and hit a running one-hander with seven seconds left in overtime yesterday to give St. Peter's a 77-76 win over Iona in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference semifinal. In a game that had 11 second-half ties and no lead of more than five points, the Peacocks (22-7) were the recipients of a little luck and a little skill. To recap the final 26 seconds, Iona guard Glenn Grant hit a driving layup to put the Gaels up, 76-73 (their biggest lead of the game)
March 4, 1991 |
Only four of the original members of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, which played its first season in 1981-82, remain. Two of them, Iona and St. Peter's, will play for the 10th MAAC championship tonight (ESPN, 7:30), just as they did in the first season. St. Peter's, which never has been to the NCAA Tournament, beat La Salle, 57-50, in the first semifinal last night. Iona sent almost all of 10,808 spectators in the Knickerbocker Arena home unhappy by beating Siena, 95-90, in overtime in the nightcap.
March 4, 1991 |
As if in slow motion, the 35-foot shot from Siena's Tom Huerter hung in the air, hit the front of the rim, the back of the rim and dropped through the net as the buzzer sounded to end regulation time, sending a Knickerbocker Arena crowd of 10,808 into ecstasy. But Iona, which led for all but 23 seconds of the second half - only to see Huerter's shot create an 81-81 tie and send last night's Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament semifinal game into overtime - still had Sean Green on its side.
December 31, 1989 |
For a team whose starting lineup consisted of Worthy, Johnson, Green and Cooper, Iona didn't produce much showtime last night against Penn. But that hardly mattered, because the Gaels still had more than enough to beat the Quakers, 52-49, in the consolation game of the Cable Car Classic at Toso Pavilion. Instead of James Worthy, Magic Johnson, A. C. Green and Michael Cooper, the Gaels (4-6) featured Shawn Worthy, Joey Johnson, Sean Green and Kevin Cooper. It was Green and Johnson who did most of the damage, scoring 20 points each.