Scores

Final

Canisius 85

(18-13, 11-7 MAAC)

Iona 89

(18-13, 11-7 MAAC)

Coverage: ESPN3

4:30 PM ET, March 9, 2013

MassMutual Center, Springfield, Massachusetts

1 2 T
CAN 37 4885
IONA 42 4789

Top Performers

Canisius: B. Baron 24 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

Iona: L. Jones 33 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

Iona 89, Canisius 85

Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Lamont Jones scored 33 points and Sean Armand 24 to give Iona an 89-85 victory over Canisius in Saturday's Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference quarterfinals.

Jones made all 14 of his free throws and Armand was 11 of 12 for the fourth-seeded Gaels (18-13), who will play top-seeded Niagara in Sunday's semifinals. Twelve of Jones' free throws came in the final 7:35, and consecutive layups by Jones and Taaj Ridley gave Iona an 82-77 lead with 59 seconds left.

The Gaels made 34 of 40 free throws (85 percent), while the fifth-seeded Golden Griffins (18-13) were 12 of 21 (57.1 percent) from the line.

Three-pointers nearly helped Canisius make up the difference. They shot 47.8 percent (11 of 23) behind the arc to Iona's 27.8 percent (5 of 18).

Billy Baron led the Golden Griffins with 24 points and made 4 of 7 3-pointers. Harold Washington added 17 points.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CAN
IONA
Points 85 89
FG Made-Attempted 31-61 (.508) 25-54 (.463)
3P Made-Attempted 11-23 (.478) 5-18 (.278)
FT Made-Attempted 12-21 (.571) 34-40 (.850)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
Largest Lead 8 12

2012-13 Season

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Jan 13, 2013 @IONA 97, CAN 87Recap
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