No.15-Seeded Iona (20-13) and No. 2-Seeded Ohio State (26-7) Meet in Second Round

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NCAA Tournament 2nd Round



1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  #15 Iona 33 37 70 +13.5
  #2 Ohio State 43 52 95 -13.5
Fri, Mar 22 2013, 07:15 PM

University of Dayton Arena
Dayton, OH
TV: CBS

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15th-seeded Iona takes on No. 2-seeded Ohio State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at University of Dayton Arena on Friday. Tipoff is at 7:15 p.m. ET and you can catch it on CBS. The Gaels last played the Buckeyes on December 20, 2008 and lost 71-53.

The Gaels got past Manhattan 60-57 on March 11 with the help of 20 points and five rebounds from Tre Bowman. While contributing 3.8 rebounds per game, he also scores 8.3 points per game. For the Buckeyes, Deshaun Thomas finished with 17 points and seven rebounds in the 50-43 win over Wisconsin on March 17. With 19.6 points per game and 6.1 rebounds per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

StatSmack! Iona is better than Ohio State
  • Iona has a potent offense, scoring more points (83.5 per game vs. 70.0 per game) than Ohio State this season.
  • More violent crime happens in Columbus so be careful if you visit (when compared to New Rochelle -- according to the FBI).
  • Iona is ranked higher than Ohio State in their conference (No. 1 vs. No. 5).
  • More property crime happens in Columbus so you better protect your valuables if you visit (when compared to New Rochelle -- according to the FBI).
IONA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Lamont Jones 37 23 3 3 1 0 3
B David Laury 31 13 10 2 1 2 2
B Sean Armand 36 17 5 3 1 0 2
C A.J. English 22 7 2 1 1 0 1
C Taaj Ridley 24 8 6 1 0 0 1
C Tre Bowman 24 9 4 1 1 0 1
C Tavon Sledge 25 6 3 3 1 0 2
D Curtis Dennis 13 4 1 0 0 0 0
D Shawn Jackson 14 2 3 0 1 1 1
D DaShawn Gomez 10 2 1 2 0 0 0
D N. Moikubo 7 2 1 0 0 0 0
D DeSean Anderson 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
OSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Deshaun Thomas 35 20 6 1 0 0 1
B+ Aaron Craft 34 10 4 4 2 0 2
B L. Smith Jr. 28 10 5 2 0 0 1
B- Sam Thompson 24 7 3 1 1 1 1
B- Shannon Scott 20 5 2 4 2 0 1
C+ Evan Ravenel 18 5 5 0 0 1 1
C+ LaQuinton Ross 17 7 3 0 0 0 2
C+ Amir Williams 17 4 4 0 0 1 1
C A. Della Valle 7 3 2 0 0 0 0
C- Jake Lorbach 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Alex Rogers 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Trey McDonald 8 1 1 0 0 0 0

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MAAC Standings

OverallConf
 1Iona 22-11 17-3
2 Manhattan 25-8 15-5
3 Quinnipiac 20-12 14-6
3 Canisius 21-13 14-6
5 Siena 20-18 11-9
6 Rider 14-17 9-11
6 St. Peter's 14-17 9-11
6 Marist 12-19 9-11
9 Monmouth 11-21 5-15
10 Fairfield 7-25 4-16
11 Niagara 7-26 3-17
Last updated: Apr 10th, 2014

2013-2014 Roster

#2 Kelvin Amayo So G 6-4 215
#22 Sean Armand Sr G 6-5 200
#21 Tre Bowman Sr G 6-5 205
#35 K. Duravcevic So F 6-8 215
#11 Grant Ellis Fr G/F 6-5 210
#5 A.J. English So G 6-4 190
#0 DaShawn Gomez Sr G 6-2 185
#32 Ryden Hines Fr F 6-10 240
#13 David Laury Jr F 6-9 255
#12 Mike Poole Sr G/F 6-6 200
#44 Daniel Robinson Fr F 7-0 215
#4 S. Scott Fr G/F 6-6 215
#3 Tavon Sledge So G 5-9 175
#20 B. Williams Fr G 5-11 155
#1 Isaiah Williams So G 6-7 200