Canisius at Iona, 1:00 PM Eastern, espn3
Don’t miss Jon Teitel’s interview with Selection Committee chair Bruce Rasmussen!!!
First place is on the line this afternoon in the Metro Atlantic as our Under the Radar Game of the Day heads to New Rochelle, NY for a battle between Canisius and Iona. The visiting Golden Griffins enter the game tied with Iona at 6-1 in league play. They have won 8 of their last 9 games overall, including a game Friday night at Manhattan. Isaiah Reese led the way for the Griffs in that win, scoring 22 points and dishing out 6 assists. Also keep an eye on Jermaine Crumpton who added a dozen points on Friday, after scoring 23 in the game before that against Monmouth.
Iona also sits at 6-1 in MAAC play (12-7 overall), having won five straight since falling in the first matchup between these two teams back on December 31. Despite losing that game by 7 points, the Gaels did have five players score in double figures, including a double-double from Deyshonee Much. Another team effort like that today, especially bolstered by the home crowd, could put the Gaels in sole possession of first place by this evening.