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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.[2] As of 2010, the Gaels are coached by Tim Cluess.

Iona Gaels
2018–19 Iona Gaels men's basketball team
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UniversityIona College
Head coachTim Cluess (9th season)
ConferenceMAAC
LocationNew Rochelle, New York
ArenaHynes Athletic Center
(Capacity: 2,611)
NicknameGaels
ColorsMaroon and Gold[1]
         
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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NCAA Tournament Round of 32
1980*
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1979, 1980*, 1984, 1985, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
*vacated by NCAA
Conference Tournament Champions
1982, 1984, 1985, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Conference Regular Season Champions
1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2019

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HistoryEdit

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 twelve MAAC titles (1982, 1984, 1985, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019). They appeared in the NCAA tournament in 1979, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019; 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 4 NITs, in 1982, 1983, 1996, and 1997. In 2011, the Gaels made it to the final game of the CIT post-season tournament, losing at home to Santa Clara.

PostseasonEdit

NCAA Tournament resultsEdit

The Gaels have appeared in 14 NCAA Tournaments. Their combined record is 1–13. [3]

Year Round Opponent Result
1979 First Round Penn L 69–73
1980* First Round
Second Round
Holy Cross
Georgetown
W 84–78
L 71–74
1984 First Round Virginia L 57–58
1985 First Round Loyola Chicago L 58–59
1998 First Round Syracuse L 61–63
2000 First Round Maryland L 59–74
2001 First Round Mississippi L 70–72
2006 First Round LSU L 64–80
2012 First Four BYU L 72–78
2013 First Round Ohio State L 70–95
2016 First Round Iowa State L 81–94
2017 First Round Oregon L 77–93
2018 First Round Duke L 67–89
2019 First Round North Carolina L 73–88

NIT resultsEdit

The Gaels have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) six times. Their combined record is 1–6.

Year Round Opponent Result
1982 First Round Rutgers L 51–55
1983 First Round
Second Round
St. Bonaventure
Nebraska
W 90–76
L 73–85
1996 First Round St. Joseph's L 78–82
1997 First Round Connecticut L 66–71
2014 First Round Louisiana Tech L 88–89
2015 First Round Rhode Island L 75–88

CIT resultsEdit

The Gaels have appeared in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) one time. Their record is 3–1

Year Round Opponent Result
2011 First Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Championship Game
Valpariso
Buffalo
East Tennessee State
Santa Clara
W 85–77
W 78–63
W 83–80
L 69–76

Victories over ranked opponentsEdit

Gaels in the NBAEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Logo Library - ICGaels.com". June 26, 2017. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  2. ^ MAAC men's basketball media guide. Accessed March 9, 2012.
  3. ^ Associated Press, "Brigham Young storms back in NCAA tournament opener", USA Today, 13 March 2012.

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