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
Interleague
Boston 6 F
Philadelphia 3
American League
New York 4 F
Toronto 6
Baltimore 8 F
Detroit 2
Minnesota 5 F
Cleveland 7
Houston 12 F
Kansas City 3
Oakland 6 F
Texas 1
Tampa Bay 4 F
Los Angeles 6
Chicago 10 8th
Seattle 10
National League
Atlanta 0 F
Washington 7
Milwaukee 7 F
St. Louis 6
Pittsburgh 6 F
Chicago 16
San Diego 5 F
Colorado 10
Miami 1 F
San Francisco 2
Cincinnati 3 F
Arizona 1
Los Angeles 0 2nd
New York 0
Teams Score Time
Arizona 17 F
Baltimore 23
Buffalo 28 F
New York 14
Dallas 31 F
Washington 21
Indianapolis 19 F
Tennessee 17
Jacksonville 12 F
Houston 13
Los Angeles 10 F
Detroit 13
Minnesota 16 F
Green Bay 21
New England 43 F
Miami 0
San Francisco 41 F
Cincinnati 17
Seattle 28 F
Pittsburgh 26
Kansas City 28 F
Oakland 10
Chicago 16 F
Denver 14
New Orleans 9 1:06 4th
Los Angeles 27
Philadelphia   8:20pm
Atlanta  
Cleveland   Mon 8:15pm
New York  
Teams Score Time
Arizona 2 00:08 3
Vegas 6
MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES AT LAS VEGAS
Pos # Name Start Pos
1 14 Clint Bowyer 1
2 41 Daniel Suarez 2
3 4 Kevin Harvick 3
4 10 Aric Almirola 4
5 1 Kurt Busch 5
6 8 Daniel Hemric 6
7 3 Austin Dillon 7
8 9 Chase Elliott 8
9 48 Jimmie Johnson 9
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES AT LAS VEGAS
Pos # Name Start Pos
1 2 Tyler Reddick 4
2 20 Christopher Bell 2
3 19 Brandon Jones 6
4 00 Cole Custer 1
5 7 Justin Allgaier 3
6 9 Noah Gragson 36
7 08 Gray Gaulding 16
8 23 John Hunter Nemechek 13
9 18 Riley Herbst 15
NASCAR GANDER OUTDOORS TRUCK SERIES AT LAS VEGAS
Pos # Name Start Pos
1 16 Austin Hill 7
2 45 Ross Chastain 2
3 51 Christian Eckes 1
4 2 Sheldon Creed 6
5 4 Todd Gilliland 3
6 30 Brennan Poole 18
7 24 Brett Moffitt 4
8 99 Ben Rhodes 13
9 18 Harrison Burton 9