Iona vs. Niagara: Recap and Stats

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Iona vs. Niagara: Recap and Stats
Iona 90
(14-8, 5-6 away)
Niagara 93
(14-8, 9-1 home)
Venue: Gallagher Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 31, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Iona 41 40 90
Niagara 38 43 93
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Iona D Laury 24 D Laury 16 S Armand 7
Niagara A Mason 30 A Tanksley 11 J Green 8

Niagara edged Iona 93-90 in overtime on a night when they had only six turnovers. With the win, the Purple Eagles even the season series against Iona at 1-1. Juan`ya Green played well for the Purple Eagles and put up 26 points plus eight assists (5 Reb 3 Stl). Ameen Tanksley got a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds. David Laury registered a double-double for the Gaels on a season-high 24 points and 16 rebounds (3 Ast 3 Blk). Niagara (14-8, 10-1 MAAC) hosts Loyola (MD) (15-8, 7-4 MAAC) on Saturday, February 2nd.

Niagara Game Notes

  • Niagara started 14-8 during the 2007 and 1999 seasons (since 1996).
  • The win over Iona extended the Niagara winning streak to 7 games.
  • NU beat the spread by 1.0 points. That makes the 10th time this season the Purple Eagles have beaten the spread.
  • Niagara has played in 2 overtime games this season. Over the last 5 seasons, the Purple Eagles have played in 9 overtime games with a record of 4-5.
  • The Purple Eagles have won 7 close games this season (a win by 5 or fewer points). Since 2007, Niagara has won 32 close games.
  • The Purple Eagles have won 77% of the time this season (10-3) after recording 9 or more steals.
  • NU has won 91% of the time this season (10-1) when opponents record 7 or fewer three-pointers.
  • NU has won 86% of the time this season (6-1) after holding an opponent to under 30.4% three-point percentage.
  • This season Niagara has won 71% of the time (5-2) when T.J. Cline has 11 points or more and 83% of the time (5-1) when Juan`ya Green has 5 rebounds or more.
  • NU set a season low for blocks.
  • The Purple Eagles have recorded more steals than their opponents for the past 10 games.
  • Niagara has turned the ball over less than their opponents for the past 12 games.
  • This is the 3rd win of the season where the Purple Eagles came back after being down at halftime.
  • This is the 10th game at home this season--NU has a 8.5 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Antoine Mason recorded a team season high in field goals made with 13 and field goals attempted with 28.
  • Antoine Mason accounted for 32.2% of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Ameen Tanksley and Devon White) accounted for 50.0% of the rebounds.
  • Antoine Mason has led the team in scoring in 13 out of 22 games this season.
  • Ameen Tanksley has led the team in rebounding in 7 out of 22 games this season.
  • This marks the 16th 20-point game of Antoine Mason's career.
  • Antoine Mason has 22 straight double-digit point games.
  • Antoine Mason had career highs with 30 points and 13 field goals made.
  • This marks the 20th 20-point game of Juan`ya Green's career.
  • Ameen Tanksley recorded the 8th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • This was the 2nd foul out of the season for Ameen Tanksley.
  • Ameen Tanksley recorded a double-double. It was his 4th this season and 7th of his career.
  • This was the 2nd foul out of the season for T.J. Cline.
  • Devon White recorded the 2nd double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Devon White had a career high with 5 offensive rebounds.

Iona Game Notes

  • Iona lost and did not cover the spread.
  • The Gaels have lost 6 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Iona has lost 34 close games.
  • The top two scorers (David Laury and Lamont Jones) accounted for 52.2% of the points.
  • David Laury accounted for 34.7% of the team's rebounds.
  • David Laury has led the team in rebounding 10 times in 22 games this season.
  • This marks the 31st 20-point game of Lamont Jones's career.
  • Lamont Jones has 5 straight 20+ point games.
  • Lamont Jones set a career high with 8 rebounds.
  • This marks the 4th 20-point game of David Laury's career.
  • David Laury has 4 straight double-digit point games.
  • David Laury has grabbed double-digit rebounds in 4 straight games.
  • David Laury recorded a double-double. It was the 6th of his career.
  • Sean Armand has 7 straight double-digit point games.
  • Tre Bowman has 3 straight double-digit point games.
IONA PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+David Laury4124163034
ALamont Jones432382108
ASean Armand411157203
B+Tre Bowman351161010
BCurtis Dennis221120020
CTavon Sledge28803001
CTaaj Ridley13230000
NU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Juan`ya Green432658301
AAmeen Tanksley3615111200
AAntoine Mason443051003
B+T.J. Cline241123200
B+Devon White222100200
BMarvin Jordan34932000
DTahjere McCall13030002
-Malcolm Lemmons9010000

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