Iona basketball division

Iona basketball division

Iona basketball division

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After leading Iona to the men's NCAA tournament in his first season as coach, Rick Pitino said after Saturday's loss he wants "no part of the so-called big-time anymore" and hopes to help the Gaels reach new heights as a program. (Source: www.espn.com)

www.espn.com www.espn.com))Though they were just the No. 9 seed, Rick Pitino's Iona Gaels won the MAAC men's basketball championship on Saturday, securing a berth in the NCAA tournament in his first season at the New York school. (Source:— Nelly Junior Joseph had 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead five Iona players in double figures as the Gaels held on to beat Monmouth 91-86 on Friday night. 

en.wikipedia.org)The Iona Gaels men's basketball team represents Iona College in New Rochelle, New York in NCAA Division I competition. The school's team competes in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) and plays home games in Hynes Athletic Center. On March 14, 2020, the Gaels hired Rick Pitino as their head coach. (Source:

Iona College has been competing in Division I basketball since the school's inception in 1940. Iona is also one of the founding members of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, which began play in men's basketball with the 1981–82 season. The Gaels have compiled the most victories of any MAAC team since the founding of the conference and have won a league record thirteen MAAC titles (1982, 1984, 1985, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2021). They appeared in the NCAA tournament in 1979, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021, with the first two of those appearances coming as a member of the Metropolitan Conference and in 2012 as an at-large selection out of the MAAC. The Gaels have also been to 6 NITs, in 1982, 1983, 1996, 1997, 2014 and 2015. In 2011, the Gaels made it to the final game of the CIT post-season tournament, losing at home to Santa Clara. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

The Gaels have appeared in 15 NCAA Tournaments. Their combined record is 1–15. Iona's only NCAA Tournament victory to date, which took place in 1980, was vacated by the NCAA due to their star Center, Jeff Ruland, having signed a contract with an agent for professional representation a few months prior. Thus, NCAA record books attribute to them an 0-15 record in NCAA tournament games.

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