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Iona cruises over North Texas 78-58

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DENTON, Texas (AP) A.J. English scored 37 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Iona to a road victory over North Texas, 78-58, on Saturday.

English went 11 of 21 from the floor, including 5 of 11 beyond the arc, and was 10 of 12 from the line. Isaiah Williams added 21 points, while David Laury had 14 points. Iona (3-1) shot 40 percent as a team and was 9 of 29 (31 percent) on 3-pointers.

North Texas (3-1) was led by Jordan Williams with 11 points. Armani Flannigan had nine points and eight rebounds.

North Texas led 30-23 after T.J. Taylor's jumper with 1:54 left in the first half. But Williams knocked down treys on consecutive possessions down the stretch and the teams were tied at 32 at intermission.

A 19-4 run to start the second half, including three 3s by English, allowed Iona to cruise to victory.