Burtt, Iona cruise past Buffalo

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) -- Steve Burtt scored 27 points and Kiril
Wachsmann added 16 to lead Iona to a 93-75 victory over Buffalo on

Ricky Soliver had 14 points, and Marvin McCullough and Kenny
Jackson scored 10 apiece for the Gaels (20-5), who won their fourth
in a row.

Yassin Idbihi scored 13 points and Calvin Cage and Roderick
Middleton added nine each for the Bulls (16-10), who have lost six
of their last seven games.

Burtt, who had five 3-pointers, scored 15 points in the first
half to help Iona take a 45-34 halftime lead.

Wachsmann scored the first five points of the second half to
push the Gaels' lead to 50-34.

Parnell Smith's basket cut the margin to 54-40 with 16:34 left,
but Buffalo never got any closer the rest of the way. The Gaels led
by as much as 85-53 after Burtt converted two free throws with 6:46
to go.