Robert Morris 72, Iona 66
CORAOPOLIS, Pa. (AP)—Jeremy Chappell scored 20 points and A.J. Jackson had 16 to lead Robert Morris to a 72-66 victory over Iona on Saturday.
Dallas Green contributed 10 points and Tony Lee had seven points and 11 rebounds for Robert Morris (1-0).
Dexter Gray scored 14 points and Milan Prodanovic had 13 for Iona (0-1).
Robert Morris led 35-26 at the half and had a 63-52 margin with 5:30 remaining, but Prodanovic hit two 3-pointers to key a 12-4 run that got Iona within 67-66 with 1:29 remaining.
Freddie Harris hit a layup and Tony Lee and Jackson sank free throws as Robert Morris held the visitors scoreless for the rest of the way.