Iona vs. Manhattan: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Iona vs. Manhattan: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Iona 73
(15-11, 5-8 away)
Manhattan 74
(10-15, 6-4 home)
Venue: Draddy Gymnasium
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 15, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Iona 33 25 73
Manhattan 31 27 74
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Iona L Jones 17 T Ridley 16 D Gomez 5
Manhattan R Brown 21 R Brown 17 E Andujar 5

Manhattan squared off with Iona on Friday, Feb. 15 and won a nail-biter over the Gaels 74-73 in double overtime. The Jaspers tie the season series against Iona at 1-1 with the win. Rhamel Brown earned a double-double in the Jaspers win with a game-high 21 points and 17 rebounds. Emmy Andujar had 15 points and added five rebounds. Taaj Ridley recorded a double-double for the Gaels on 12 points and 16 rebounds. Next up for Manhattan (10-15, 8-7 MAAC) is Niagara (14-11, 10-4 MAAC) on Sunday, Feb. 17 at home.

Manhattan Game Notes

  • Manhattan started 10-15 during the 2007 and 1997 seasons (since 1996).
  • The win over Iona extended the Manhattan winning streak to four games.
  • Manhattan beat the spread by 3.5 points. That makes the 12th time this season the Jaspers have beaten the spread.
  • Manhattan has played in one overtime game this season. Over the last five seasons, the Jaspers have played in seven overtime games with a record of 2-5.
  • The Jaspers have won two close games this season (a win by five or fewer points). Since 2007, Manhattan is 23-33 in close games.
  • Manhattan has won 78 percent of the time this season (7-2) after holding an opponent to under 38.5 percent field goal percentage.
  • The Jaspers set season highs for blocks (eight), field goals made (28), and rebounds (50).
  • The last time Manhattan recorded at least 50 rebounds was Jan 05, 2009 against Canisius.
  • Manhattan set a season low for steals (three).
  • This is the second win of the season where the Jaspers came back after being down at halftime.
  • This is the ninth game at home this season--Manhattan has a 4.4 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Rhamel Brown recorded a team season high in rebounds with 17 and offensive rebounds with 10.
  • The top two scorers (Rhamel Brown and Emmy Andujar) accounted for 48.6 percent of the points.
  • Rhamel Brown accounted for 34.0 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Rhamel Brown has led the team in scoring seven times and in rebounding 15 times in 25 games this season.
  • This marks the fifth 20-point game of Rhamel Brown's career.
  • Rhamel Brown recorded a double-double. It was his fifth this season and 12th of his career.
  • Rhamel Brown had career highs with nine field goals made, 17 rebounds, 10 offensive rebounds, and seven blocks.
  • Emmy Andujar had a career high with seven field goals made.
  • Donovan Kates has four straight double-digit point games.

Iona Game Notes

  • The Gaels have lost nine times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Iona is 25-37 in close games.
  • The top two scorers (Lamont Jones and David Laury) accounted for 45.2 percent of the points.
  • Taaj Ridley accounted for 47.0 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Lamont Jones has led the team in scoring 18 times in 26 games this season.
  • Taaj Ridley has led the team in rebounding six times in 26 games this season.
  • Lamont Jones has nine straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the first foul out of the season for Lamont Jones.
  • This was the fifth foul out of the season for Sean Armand.
  • Taaj Ridley recorded the fifth double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Taaj Ridley recorded a double-double. It was his second this season and fourth of his career.
  • Taaj Ridley set career highs with 16 rebounds, five offensive rebounds, and 11 defensive rebounds.
IONA PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ATaaj Ridley4212161101
ASean Armand491662412
BDavid Laury371650023
BDaShawn Gomez35815202
B-Lamont Jones501711103
C-N. Moikubo8211000
DTavon Sledge19011101
-Curtis Dennis10200000
MAN PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Rhamel Brown4221170072
AEmmy Andujar411555103
B+Shane Richards361541102
C+R. Colonette17061011
CDonovan Kates281040003
CM. Alvarado41722003
C-Mohamed Koita8020100
C-RaShawn Stores32601002
-CJ Jones5000001

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