Boxscore
Brigham Young 78, Iona 72
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 9:00 PM
Location - University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio
Officials - Sean Corbin, John Higgings, Michael Kitts
Attendance - 8510

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Iona 55 17 72
Brigham Young 40 38 78

Recap


BYU 78, Iona 72: Noah Hartsock scored 23 points and BYU erased a 25-point deficit to defeat Iona in the NCAA tournament’s First Four.

The Cougars (26-8) fought to chip away at the significant deficit, ending the first half on a 16-6 run to trail at halftime 55-40. In the final 20 minutes, BYU stormed to within a point on the strength of a 17-0 run as the Gaels (25-8) missed 11 consecutive shots and went more than nine minutes without a single point.

With 2:36 to play, a 3-pointer from Hartsock gave the Cougars their first lead as Iona looked out of gas and proved to be out of answers.

The win sets up a matchup with No. 3 seed Marquette in the West Region for BYU, which is making its 27th NCAA tournament appearance. The Cougars are 2-2 against Marquette all-time, though the two schools haven’t faced off in 45 years.

Brandon Davies pitched in a double-double performance for the Cougars, with 18 points and 15 rebounds, and Damarcus Harrison added 12 points. Scott Machado, the nation’s assist leader, had 10 helpers in the game and also added 15 points for the Gaels. But while his nine first half assists came without a single turnover, he gave the ball up five times in the second half.

Game Notebook: Iona is 31-3 under head coach Tim Cluess when scoring at least 80 points but failed to reach that plateau in this one … BYU has won at least one NCAA tournament game in each of the last three seasons … Technically, the loss means Iona is still winless in the NCAA tournament, though the Gaels were forced to vacate both a win and a loss in 1980 due to NCAA violations

Iona Gaels

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Sean Armand 27:00 4-8 2-6 0-0 0 2 2 2 2 0 3 0 10
Randy Dezouvre 26:00 4-7 0-0 1-3 0 1 1 1 5 1 2 1 9
Michael Glover 34:00 6-13 0-0 0-2 3 6 9 1 5 1 3 2 12
Lamont Jones 32:00 3-14 0-6 0-0 1 6 7 0 1 3 2 0 6
Scott Machado 37:00 6-9 1-4 2-2 0 2 2 10 2 2 5 0 15
Ra'Shad James 10:00 3-6 0-1 1-1 2 3 5 2 1 0 0 0 7
Jermel Jenkins 21:00 5-10 3-7 0-0 0 4 4 2 0 2 1 0 13
Taaj Ridley 7:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0
Kyle Smyth 6:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 31-70 6-25 4-8 6 26 32 19 19 10 17 3 72
  44.3% 24.0% 50.0% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 17

Brigham Young Cougars

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Charles Abouo 14:00 1-5 0-1 0-0 1 1 2 2 1 1 0 1 2
Noah Hartsock 38:00 10-14 1-2 2-2 2 3 5 1 2 1 2 2 23
Brock Zylstra 27:00 2-5 1-3 1-3 2 2 4 3 1 0 1 1 6
Matt Carlino 20:00 2-7 0-3 2-2 0 1 1 2 1 1 5 0 6
Brandon Davies 35:00 8-14 0-0 2-5 3 12 15 2 3 3 7 2 18
Anson Winder 15:00 2-5 2-3 2-4 0 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 8
Nate Austin 4:00 1-2 1-2 0-0 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 3
Craig Cusick 26:00 0-4 0-2 0-1 0 5 5 8 2 2 1 0 0
Damarcus Harrison 21:00 4-6 2-4 2-3 0 3 3 1 3 1 2 0 12
TOTAL 200 30-62 7-20 11-20 9 30 39 21 14 9 20 7 78
  48.4% 35.0% 55.0% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 20
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