NCAA Basketball

Iona Gaels (17-16)


Fri. 3/1 Fri. 3/8 Sun. 3/10 Mon. 3/11 Fri. 3/22
@ Rider 
W 86-79
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vs. StPete 
W 73-71
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@ Siena 
W 73-57
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vs. Monm 
W 81-60
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@ UNC 
L 73-88
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Top-seeded UNC overcomes slow 1st half to beat Iona in NCAAs

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) ��� North Carolina completed a perfect first round for top seeds in this NCAA Tournament, but not before Iona became the latest No. 16 seed to show these matchups are no sure thing.

Cameron Johnson scored 21 points, and North Carolina quickly erased a five-point halftime deficit to hot-shooting Iona, going on to win 88-73 on Friday night.

The Tar Heels (28-6), who came into the tournament as a top seed for a record 17th time, advanced to play Washington in the second round of the Midwest Region on Sunday. They're hoping to reach their 11th Final Four.

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Leaders
Points: E. Crawford17.7
Rebounds: T. Agee8.0
Assists: R. McGill4.8
FG%: E. Crawford50.4%
FT%: E. Crawford81.6%
3P%: B. Perez39.4%
Steals: R. McGill2.4
Blocks: N. Nikolic0.9
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Duke32-6
2 Virginia35-3
3 North Carolina29-7
4 Gonzaga33-4
5 Michigan State32-7
6 Tennessee31-6
7 Kentucky30-7
8 Michigan30-7
9 Texas Tech31-7
10 Florida State29-8
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Virginia35-3
2 Texas Tech31-7
3 Michigan State32-7
4 Duke32-6
5 Auburn30-10
6 Gonzaga33-4
7 Kentucky30-7
8 Purdue26-10
9 North Carolina29-7
10 Tennessee31-6
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Metro Atlantic Athletic Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Iona 12-6 17-16
Rider 11-7 16-15
Quinnipiac 11-7 16-15
Siena 11-7 17-16
Canisius 11-7 15-17
Monmouth 10-8 14-21
Manhattan 8-10 11-21
Marist 7-11 12-19
Niagara 6-12 13-19
Saint Peter's 6-12 10-22
Fairfield 6-12 9-22
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 76.7 (73)
Rebounds: 8.6 (277)
Assists: 13.1 (201)
FG%: 45.2% (130)
FT%: 74.5% (47)
3P%: 35.1% (136)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 76.0 (288)
Rebounds: 25.5 (159)
Assists: 15.1 (316)
FG%: 44.5% (228)
FT%: 68.4% (70)
3P%: 36.6% (310)
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Teams Score Time
American League
Tampa Bay 5 F
New York 4
Detroit 6 F
Cleveland 8
Toronto 8 F
Boston 10
Chicago 2 F
Kansas City 5
Houston 3 4th
Los Angeles 3
National League
San Francisco 19 F
Colorado 2
Los Angeles 16 F
Philadelphia 2
Cincinnati 6 F
Chicago 3
Atlanta 4 F
Milwaukee 2
Pittsburgh 0 F
St. Louis 7
San Francisco 2 F
Colorado 1
John Deere Classic
Pos Name Score Thru
1 Dylan Frittelli -21 F
2 Russell Henley -19 F
3 Andrew Landry -18 F
4 Collin Morikawa -17 F
4 Chris Stroud -17 F
6 Charles Howell III -16 F
6 Adam Schenk -16 F
6 Vaughn Taylor -16 F
6 Nick Watney -16 F
MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES AT KENTUCKY
Pos # Name Start Pos
1 1 Kurt Busch 4
2 18 Kyle Busch 10
3 20 Erik Jones 21
4 42 Kyle Larson 19
5 11 Denny Hamlin 18
6 14 Clint Bowyer 7
7 22 Joey Logano 11
8 41 Daniel Suarez 1
9 6 Ryan Newman 23
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES AT KENTUCKY
Pos # Name Start Pos
1 00 Cole Custer 5
2 20 Christopher Bell 2
3 2 Tyler Reddick 8
4 1 Michael Annett 10
5 98 Chase Briscoe 9
6 9 Noah Gragson 3
7 7 Justin Allgaier 4
8 8 Ryan Truex 12
9 39 Ryan Sieg 13
NASCAR GANDER OUTDOORS TRUCK SERIES AT KENTUCKY
Pos # Name Start Pos
1 17 Tyler Ankrum 9
2 52 Stewart Friesen 32
3 18 Harrison Burton 6
4 45 Ross Chastain 5
5 15 Dylan Lupton 20
6 22 Austin Self 16
7 24 Brett Moffitt 7
8 11 Spencer Davis 21
9 44 Jeb Burton 28