Iona Crushes Wake Forest, 94-68

Filed under Game Recap on November 17th, 2012
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  Wake Forest 24 44 68 +3.5
  Iona 54 40 94 -3.5
Sat, Nov 17 2012, 05:00 PM

Virgin Islands Sport & Fitness Center
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
Attendance: 1,266

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On November 17th at a neutral site, the Gaels waxed the Demon Deacons, 94-68. Everything went right from the beginning, and Iona went into the locker room up big, 54-24. It was enough to close the door, and Wake Forest could not muster a comeback.

Sean Armand was the leading scorer for the Gaels with 28 points in 33 minutes, 21 of those points coming from three-point range. Lamont Jones had a game-high six assists to lend a hand in the victory.

This was a game the Gaels were supposed to win, but they played better than predicted and won by a bigger margin than expected.

Iona gained an advantage by coming out way ahead in shooting and assists.

The Gaels, with 52% shooting and a solid defense, were too much for the Demon Deacons, who could only muster 37%. The 23 assists from Iona outpaced the 10 by Wake Forest.
WFU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
BTravis McKie211370104
BMadison Jones321012311
B-Tyler Cavanaugh18840001
B-Devin Thomas23971003
C+A. Adala Moto16732003
C+Chase Fischer18503010
CC.J. Harris311011002
C-A. Roundtree III9220000
DC. Miller-McIntyre29411004
IONA PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Sean Armand332856000
A+Lamont Jones302146213
ATavon Sledge30975203
B+Taaj Ridley13651002
B+Tre Bowman241523014
BShawn Jackson23460010
C+DaShawn Gomez14302000
CCurtis Dennis22610100
C-DeSean Anderson9220001

All in all, this was a good early win for Iona. If it is looking to outperform preseason expectations, this game is a good start. The Gaels are now 2-1 with a lot of basketball yet to be played.

Next on the schedule the Gaels face Niagara at home on November 28th.

Iona Game Notes:
  • The top two scorers (Sean Armand and Lamont Jones) accounted for 52.1% of the points.
  • Iona beat the spread by 22.5 points. That makes the 2nd time this season the Gaels have beat the spread.
  • Iona started 2-1 during the 2011, 2008, 2004, 2002, 1998, and 1996 seasons (since 1996).
  • This game was statistically over in the 2nd half with 15:23 left to go.
  • Sean Armand has 3 straight double-digit point games.
Wake Forest Game Notes:
  • C.J. Harris has 3 straight double-digit point games.
  • Travis McKie has 3 straight double-digit point games.
  • The top two rebounders (Devin Thomas and Travis McKie) accounted for 41.1% of the rebounds.
  • Wake Forest lost and did not cover the spread.

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