Sean Armand had 12 points and seven rebounds, Tavon Sledge chipped in 12 points and eight rebounds, and Taaj Ridley had 10 points and nine rebounds for the Gaels (6-5), who beat Norfolk State 47-26 on the boards.
The Gaels shot 50.7 percent from the field (34 of 67) to the Spartans' 42.6 percent (26 of 61). Iona was 22 of 27 from the foul line while Norfolk State was 8 of 12.
The Gaels led 45-31 at the break, and the Spartans never got closer than 12 points in the second half.
Iona has won all three games in the series.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.
|South Carolina State||12-4||1||19-15|
|North Carolina Central||7-9||6||13-19|
|North Carolina A&T||7-9||6||10-22|