Iona defeats Manhattan 70-56, stays near top of MAAC
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) Isaiah Williams and Ibn Muhammad scored 15 points each and combined to make seven of the team's nine 3-point shots as Iona defeated Manhattan 70-56 on Friday. The rivals have met in the last three Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship game.
Williams opened the game with a trey on a feed from Muhammad, sparking a 12-2 run that was capped by a Muhammad 3-pointer on an assist from Williams. Iona (11-9, 8-3) ended a skid in which it dropped three of its last four games and stays just behind Monmouth atop the MAAC.
Manhattan (8-11, 5-3) had won five of its first seven games of 2016, but hadn't played in eight days thanks to disruption from last weekend's massive snowstorm.