ORLANDO, Fla. -- Kyle Smyth scored 14 points to lead Iona past Creighton 63-55 on Sunday.
Alejo Rodriguez had a slam and a layup during a 10-1 run that put Iona up 57-48 with four minutes remaining. Iona (4-2) also got 10 points from Mike McFadden and Scott Machado.Kenny Lawson Jr. had 18 points for Creighton, which has opened the season by losing four of six for the first time since 1993-94.Smyth had nine points, coming on three 3s, to help Iona take a 33-30 lead at intermission. The Gaels trailed 21-13 with seven minutes left in the first half.Creighton forward Justin Carter left with 10:20 left after he appeared to hurt his left leg. The senior, who missed the first three games this season due to a left knee injury, later sat on the bench with an ice pack on the knee area.