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
Toronto 2 7:05pm
New York 0
Chicago 2 7:10pm
Boston 1
Kansas City 1 7:10pm
Cleveland 0
National League
New York 4 7:05pm
Philadelphia 4
Atlanta 0 8:05pm
Chicago 0
Los Angeles   9:40pm
Arizona  
Colorado   10:05pm
San Francisco  
Travelers Championship
Pos Name Score Thru
1 Chez Reavie -17 F
2 Keegan Bradley -13 F
2 Zack Sucher -13 F
4 Vaughn Taylor -12 F
5 Joaquin Niemann -11 F
5 Kevin Tway -11 F
5 Paul Casey -11 F
8 Brian Harman -10 F
8 Abraham Ancer -10 F
MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES AT SONOMA
Pos # Name Start Pos
1 19 Martin Truex Jr 8
2 18 Kyle Busch 7
3 12 Ryan Blaney 9
4 95 Matt Dibenedetto 19
5 11 Denny Hamlin 6
6 4 Kevin Harvick 23
7 6 Ryan Newman 21
8 20 Erik Jones 32
9 10 Aric Almirola 15
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES AT IOWA
Pos # Name Start Pos
1 20 Christopher Bell 2
2 00 Cole Custer 1
3 7 Justin Allgaier 14
4 18 Harrison Burton 10
5 8 Zane Smith 3
6 9 Noah Gragson 4
7 98 Chase Briscoe 9
8 23 John Hunter Nemechek 6
9 1 Michael Annett 12
NASCAR GANDER OUTDOORS TRUCK SERIES AT ST. LOUIS
Pos # Name Start Pos
1 15 Ross Chastain 7
2 4 Todd Gilliland 11
3 52 Stewart Friesen 4
4 46 Chandler Smith 25
5 24 Brett Moffitt 5
6 98 Grant Enfinger 2
7 2 Sheldon Creed 12
8 99 Ben Rhodes 6
9 88 Matt Crafton 3