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Know The Foe: Iona

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Don't know much about Iona College? Here's a bio blast as BYU prepares to take on Iona in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Dayton.


Name: Iona College

Nickname: Gaels

Conference: Metro Atlantic

Location: New Rochelle, New York


Enrollment: ~4,000

Venue: Hynes Athletic Center, cap. 2,600

Tourney Appearances: 8 (1-8), last in 2006

Best season: 1979-80. The 29-5 Gaels finished the season ranked 19th, and were led to the school's only NCAA tournament win by coach Jim Valvano.

Player-Alumnus: Sean Green, 1988-91. Green was drafted in the 2nd round by the Indiana Pacers in 1991. He finished his NBA career after three seasons by appearing in 36 games in 1994 -- 35 with Philadelphia, and 1 with Utah after being part of the Jeff Malone/Jeff Hornacek trade. He averaged 4.2 points and 8 minutes per game in the NBA.

Coach: Tim Cluess, 2nd season. 50-19 (.725)

Last 5 Years: 105-68 (.607)


Record: 25-7 (15-3 MAAC, regular-season 1st place). 2-1 vs RPI Top 50

RPI: 41

Best Wins: Nevada, St. Joe's

Worst Losses: Manhattan, Siena, Hofstra

Point Averages: score 83.2 (1st nationally), allow 72.6


Points: F Mike Glover, 18.5 PPG; G Lamont Jones, 16.0 PPG

Rebounds: Glover, 9.0 RPG; G Scott Machado, 5.0 RPG

Assists: Machado, 9.9 APG (1st nationally)

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