Iona 60, Manhattan 57

Monday, March 11, 2013 9:00 PM
Location - MassMutual Center, Springfield, Massachusetts
Officials - Brian Dorsey, Bryan Kersey, Michael Kitts
Attendance - 1493

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Manhattan 26 31 57
Iona 24 36 60

Recap


Iona 60, Manhattan 57:
Tre Bowman scored 20 points on 7-of-9 shooting to help the Gaels down the Jaspers to win the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship game in Springfield, Mass.

Lamont Jones added 14 points as fourth-seeded Iona (20-13) earned the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Gaels are part of the field for the second straight season after being an at-large selection last season.

Michael Alvarado scored 14 points as the lone player in double digits for sixth-seeded Manhattan (14-18), which committed 20 turnovers.

The Jaspers led by two points at halftime and owned a 35-30 lead after a 3-pointer by Shane Richards with 14:52 to play before the Gaels erupted with a 17-2 run over the next six-plus minutes. Sean Armand’s layup gave Iona a 37-35 lead and Taaj Ridley ended the surge with two free throws to give the Gaels a 10-point edge with 8:39 to play.

Iona’s lead was trimmed to 56-52 on two free throws by Manhattan’s Rhamel Brown with 1:24 to play. Bowman hit two free throws with 27.1 seconds left and David Laury scored on a breakaway dunk with six seconds left to push the lead back to eight.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Brown had one blocked shot to raise his career total to 247. His count is fourth in MAAC history, one shy of former La Salle star Lionel Simmons. … Iona had a 28-14 edge in points in the paint and a 10-2 cushion in fast-break points. … Manhattan coach Steve Masiello drew a technical foul with 9:03 to play for being out of the coaches’ box after previously being warned. Jones hit both free throws.

Manhattan Jaspers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Rhamel Brown 37:00 3-6 0-0 2-2 2 2 4 0 1 1 4 1 8
Roberto Colonette 21:00 1-3 0-0 1-1 2 1 3 1 3 0 1 0 3
Michael Alvarado 31:00 3-10 1-1 7-7 1 0 1 2 3 2 2 0 14
Donovan Kates 18:00 1-3 1-3 2-2 2 3 5 2 2 0 3 0 5
Mohamed Koita 15:00 1-5 1-5 1-2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 4
RaShawn Stores 28:00 3-5 2-3 0-0 0 2 2 3 2 0 1 0 8
Shane Richards 23:00 3-3 3-3 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 1 2 0 9
Emmy Andujar 21:00 2-7 0-0 2-2 1 3 4 1 2 1 6 0 6
CJ Jones 4:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Ryan McCoy 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 17-42 8-15 15-16 8 11 19 10 18 6 19 1 57
  40.5% 53.3% 93.8% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 19

Iona Gaels

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
David Laury 34:00 5-9 0-0 0-0 2 4 6 1 3 1 4 1 10
Taaj Ridley 19:00 1-3 0-0 2-2 0 2 2 0 4 0 1 0 4
Lamont Jones 38:00 4-13 0-2 6-6 1 1 2 2 3 2 4 0 14
Sean Armand 32:00 2-5 1-3 2-3 0 1 1 2 4 1 3 0 7
Tavon Sledge 24:00 2-3 0-1 0-0 1 3 4 2 3 1 2 0 4
Tre Bowman 32:00 7-9 2-2 4-4 2 3 5 0 3 3 1 1 20
DaShawn Gomez 12:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Curtis Dennis 9:00 0-2 0-1 1-2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
Nyandigisi Moikobu 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 21-44 3-9 15-17 7 14 21 10 20 8 15 2 60
  47.7% 33.3% 88.2% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 15