Springfield, Mass. - Top-seeded Iona led by just two at the half, but the Gaels outscored Marist 52-30 in the second half to run away with an 87-63 victory in a quarterfinal contest at the 2012 MAAC Men’s Basketball Championship at the MassMutual Center. Senior forward Mike Glover poured in 29 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead the Gaels.
Iona’s senior guard Scott Machado added 18 points, eight assists, and six rebounds. Momo Jones added 11 points and Sean Armand had 10.
Marist was led by freshman Chavaughn Lewis who had 25 points. Isaiah Morton had 17.
Iona will meet fourth-seeded Fairfield in Sunday’s first semifinal. The game is schedule for 2 p.m. and will be live exclusively on ESPN3.