NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Scott Machado scored 20 points, including 11 in the final 5:49, as Iona remained undefeated with an 80-68 victory over Norfolk State on Saturday.
Six of Machado's final 11 came from the free-throw line, where the Gaels (3-0) were 23-for-37 to the Spartans' (1-2) 13-for-28.
Iona led by as many as 14 points, 18-4, with 11:44 remaining in the first half. Norfolk State turned the ball over six times in that stretch. But the Spartans fought back to within 36-32 at halftime.