NEW YORK -- Mike Glover scored 28 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Iona over Long Island 88-82 on Wednesday night.
The Gaels (6-3) scored 56 points in the paint and 22 on second chances for their sixth straight win.Alejo Rodriguez and Scott Machado added 13 points apiece for Iona.The Gaels led 45-32 at halftime, but the Blackbirds (5-3) used an 18-4 run midway through the second half to pull within one. Jamal Olasewere's layup brought it to 61-60 with 8:49 left. From there Long Island led once, 67-66, on C.J. Garner's free throws with 5:57 and pulled within one point five times.The final time came with 3:30 left, but Iona scored nine straight to put it away. The Gaels shot 45.3 percent from the field (34 of 75), including an 11-of-12 effort from Glover.Julian Boyd led the Blackbirds with 20 points. Garner finished with 15 and Olasewere 12.