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Gist scores 21 as Iona cruises past Marist 90-77

Asante Gist came off the bench to hit four 3-pointers and score 21 points, matching his season high and leading six players in double figures, and Iona continued its dominance of Marist with a 90-77 victory on Friday.

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Iona player: Kicked off team for punching coach

Roland Griffin, Iona's top returning player, has been kicked off the team but told Stadium he punched assistant coach Garfield "Ricky" Johns multiple times in self-defense.

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The Kings announced they have invited 12 players to Sacramento for a pre-draft workout Wednesday, split into two groups: Group 1: Oregon F Jordan Bell, North Carolina F Justin Jackson, Florida F Devin Robinson, Utah F Kyle Kuzma, Kansas G Frank Mason III, Virginia G London Perrantes. Group 2: George Washington F Tyler Cavanaugh, Arkansas F/C Moses Kingsley, Columbia F Luke Petrasek, Iona F Jordan Washington, Virginia Tech G Seth Allen, Indiana G James Blackmon.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Robert Morris transfer Isaiah Still just committed to Iona. Averaged 15.7 points and 4.6 rebounds. All-league in the NEC.

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Tournament Challenge: USC's upset over SMU causes a stir

Through six games Friday of the 2017 NCAA tournament, here's a look at what the results mean for the ESPN Tournament Challenge:Following USC's win over SMU, 4,648 perfect brackets remained out of 18,797,085.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Oregon cruises into the second round with a 93-77 win over Iona. The Ducks didn't miss Chris Boucher in their tournament opener, thanks largely to a hyper-efficient offense (1.3 points per possession). But the team that set a Pac-12 record for blocked shots this season was credited with only one against the Gaels. Boucher's missing defensive presence is still a concern going forward.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Iona trying to make things interesting here, with six made three-pointers in the second half. But Oregon seems to answer every mini-run with an easy bucket inside.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Blowout city now in Sacramento, as Oregon races out to a 25-point lead. Ducks are averaging 1.54 points per possession and are shooting 62 percent. That's, uh, pretty good.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Iona's best player, Jordan Washington, screamed in pain after falling under the Oregon basket late in the first half. Looks like a possible leg cramp. Oregon stretched out its lead and dominated inside while Washington sat on the bench with two fouls. The Ducks lead by 18 at halftime with a 34-10 edge in points in the paint.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Iona made a spirited run at Oregon to slice the lead down to just three points, and Dana Altman was concerned enough that he brought star player Dillon Brooks back into the game despite having two fouls. The gamble has worked so far, as the Ducks have pushed their lead back to seven. Brooks still needs to be very careful the rest of this half.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Strong start by Oregon, whose overall athleticism and ability to get in the lane seem to be a little too much for Iona. But Jordan Washington is almost singlehandedly keeping the Gaels in the game with 13 of his team's first 17 points.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Disappointingly, no green in the uniforms today for Oregon on St. Patrick's Day. But the light should be green for both the Ducks and Iona in the opening game in Sacramento, as both teams like to push the pace and let it fly from three-point range.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Iona guard Sam Cassell Jr. said he last played his dad one-on-one last summer. "Beat him bad," Cassell Jr. said. "[He's] too slow now." He said his three-time NBA champion father is clamoring for a rematch but Cassell Jr. refuses. "I'm good," he said. "I'm up."

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ESPN's BPI overwhelmingly favors 3rd-seeded Oregon over 14th-seeded Iona on Friday. The Gaels are the only team in NCAA tournament history with at least 10 appearances and zero wins.

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No. 14 seed Iona boasts the best FG percentage and 3-point FG percentage in the MAAC, but the Gaels are also the only team in NCAA tournament history that is winless in at least 10 trips to the Big Dance. (Photo by Gregory J. Fisher/USA TODAY Sports)

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Iona, the No. 14 seed in the Midwest region, will try to notch its first-ever NCAA tournament win when the Gaels play Oregon in the first round on Friday.

Team Stats

Points Per Game80.9
Rebounds Per Game33.7
Assists Per Game14.2
Points Allowed83.5349th

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record1-12
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances12