Scores

Final

Iona 77

(18-10, 11-5 MAAC)

Liberty 57

(19-10, 13-3 Big South)

    Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN

    3:00 PM ET, February 19, 2011

    Vines Center, Lynchburg, Virginia

    1 2 T
    IONA 44 3377
    LIB 18 3957

    Top Performers

    Iona: K. Smyth 17 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Liberty: J. Brown 9 Pts, 12 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Iona 77, Liberty 57

    Associated Press

    LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Michael Glover, Scott Machado and Alejo Rodriguez each posted double-doubles as Iona blew out Liberty 77-57 on Saturday.

    Rodriguez (14 points) and Glover (12 points) each grabbed 11 rebounds for the Gaels (18-10), while Machado added 11 assists and 10 points. Kyle Smyth scored 17 to lead Iona, which shot 54.4 percent from the floor (31 of 57).

    The Gaels hit their first four field goals and led 26-9 with less than 8 minutes to play before halftime.

    The Flames (19-10) missed eight straight shots from the floor over a 5:12 stretch until Jeremy Anderson hit a 3-pointer with 7:15 left in the half.

    Iona ended the half on a 13-2 run to take a 44-16 lead into the break. The Gaels led by as many as 29, 60-31, with 12:25 to go.

    Jesse Sanders scored 13, Evan Gordon added 12 and David Minaya 10 for Liberty, who shot 7 of 18 from the free-throw line (38.9 percent).

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    IONA
    LIB
    Points 77 57
    FG Made-Attempted 31-57 (.544) 23-51 (.451)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-22 (.500) 4-14 (.286)
    FT Made-Attempted 4-10 (.400) 7-18 (.389)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 29 0

    2010-11 Season

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