Scores

Final

Iona 79

(19-13, 11-7 MAAC)

Niagara 73

(19-13, 13-5 MAAC)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    2:00 PM ET, March 10, 2013

    MassMutual Center, Springfield, Massachusetts

    1 2 T
    IONA 39 4079
    NIAG 40 3373

    Top Performers

    Iona: D. Laury 20 Pts, 17 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Niagara: A. Tanksley 14 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Iona 79, Niagara 73

    Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- David Laury scored 20 points and grabbed 17 rebounds as Iona eliminated top-seeded Niagara 79-73 Sunday in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament semifinals.

    Laury's jumper with 9:18 remaining started a 10-2 run that gave the fourth-seeded Gaels (19-13) a 70-61 lead at the 6:37 mark. The sophomore forward also sank two free throws after Juan'ya Green's layup brought the Purple Eagles (19-13) to within 70-67 with just under 3 minutes left.

    Lamont Jones added 17 points, Taaj Ridley had 16 and Sean Armand 13 for Iona, which split two games against Niagara during the regular season.

    The Gaels now have won four in a row after losing six of seven games by a combined total of 11 points.

    Antoine Mason scored 21 points to lead Niagara, which was hurt by erratic 3-point shooting. The Purple Eagles were 7 of 33 behind the arc, including 0 of 7 by Green.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    IONA
    NIAG
    Points 79 73
    FG Made-Attempted 27-60 (.450) 28-69 (.406)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-17 (.412) 7-33 (.212)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-22 (.818) 10-13 (.769)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 6

    2012-13 Season

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