Iona vs. Manhattan: Full Game Preview

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Iona vs. Manhattan: Full Game Preview
Iona
(15-10, 5-7 away)
Manhattan
(9-15, 5-4 home)
Venue: Draddy Gymnasium
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 15, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Iona L Jones 22.9 D Laury 11.0 L Jones 3.8
Manhattan G Beamon 13.4 R Brown 6.8 R Stores 2.3

On Friday, Iona travels to Draddy Gymnasium to take on Manhattan. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. EST and it can be seen on ESPN U. The Gaels beat the Jaspers 78-70 on Jan. 6 and are 6-3 against them over the last four years.

Iona is in third place in the conference, Manhattan is in sixth place.

In their last outing, behind 32 points and 6 rebounds from Lamont Jones, the Gaels defeated Rider 78-71 on Feb. 9. He contributes a team-high 22.9 points per game and 3.8 assists per game. In a 62-40 blowout of Fairfield on Feb. 12, Emmy Andujar put up 13 points and 6 rebounds for the Jaspers. He is averaging 7.3 points and 4.9 rebounds per game.

Iona appears to have a key statistical advantage over Manhattan in one area, scoring, where the Gaels have an edge over the Jaspers, 82 points per game to 58 points per game. A key area of strength for Manhattan is free throw rate at 46.4 percent, which ranks first in their conference (and fourth nationally).

Manhattan StatSmack

  • Iona has more wins over the last 5 years than Manhattan (110 vs. 75).
  • Iona attacks the glass, with more rebounds (36.7 per game vs. 32.2 per game) than Manhattan this season.
  • Iona has a better record on the road than Manhattan this season (5-6 vs. 4-10).
  • That must sting. Iona has blown out Manhattan by 20 points or more on three occasions since 2008.
  • Iona has come back to win after being down at half against Manhattan six times since 1996.
  • Iona has a better conference record than Manhattan this season (9-5 vs. 7-7).
  • Iona has an average margin of victory of 9 over Manhattan in 42 wins since 1980.
  • Since 1998, Iona has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Manhattan (one vs. zero).
  • Iona has a stronger schedule than Manhattan this season (SOS Rank: No. 170 vs. No. 201).
  • Boom! Iona defeated Manhattan by 8 points the last time they played (Jan 06, 2013).
  • Iona has been the favorite 10 out of the last 11 times.
IONA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Lamont Jones 36 23 3 4 1 0 4
B David Laury 30 13 11 2 1 2 2
B Sean Armand 35 18 5 3 1 1 2
C A.J. English 22 7 2 1 1 0 1
C Tavon Sledge 26 7 3 3 1 0 2
C- Tre Bowman 24 9 4 1 0 0 1
C- Taaj Ridley 23 7 5 1 0 0 1
D+ DeSean Anderson 12 4 3 1 0 0 1
D Curtis Dennis 14 4 2 0 0 0 0
D N. Moikubo 7 2 1 0 0 0 0
D DaShawn Gomez 8 2 1 2 0 0 0
D Shawn Jackson 14 2 3 0 1 1 1
MAN Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B George Beamon 35 17 6 1 2 0 3
C Rhamel Brown 26 12 7 1 1 3 2
D+ Emmy Andujar 26 7 5 2 1 0 3
D+ M. Alvarado 24 9 3 2 1 0 3
D RaShawn Stores 23 6 3 2 1 0 2
D Shane Richards 20 7 2 1 0 0 1
D Donovan Kates 25 7 3 1 0 0 2
D R. Colonette 16 3 2 0 0 1 1
D- Mohamed Koita 12 3 1 0 0 0 1
D- CJ Jones 13 2 1 1 0 0 1
D- M. Jackson Jr. 9 1 1 0 0 0 1
F Ryan McCoy 11 1 1 1 0 0 1
F Adam Lacey 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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