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Iona 80, Norfolk St. 68

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.

Kyle Smith added 14 points for Iona, which also got 13 from Mike McFadden and 10 from Keon Williams.

Rob Hampton and Michael DeLoach scored 15 points apiece to pace Norfolk State, and Aleek Pauline and Joe Dorsett-Jeffreys scored 13 each.

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.