NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Sean Armand matched his career high with 32 points as Iona pulled away from Canisius 97-87 Sunday for its fifth straight win.
Armand, who came in ranked No. 5 in the nation with 59 made 3-pointers, was 9 of 15 from long range to surpass 200 career treys. The Gaels (11-6, 5-1 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) made 16 of 33 3-ponters.
Iona's Tre Bowman added a career-high 24 points.
The Gaels, who trailed by seven in the first half, opened the second with an 8-0 run to lead 55-49.
The Golden Griffins (10-7, 3-3) pulled ahead 58-57, but A.J. English and Armand hit back-to-back 3-pointers. After Reggie Groves' 3-pointer got Canisius within two, David Laury scored five straight points to spark an 8-0 Iona run.
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.