Old Dominion wins 74-63 in 2nd game of Las Vegas Classic
NORFOLK, Va. (AP)—Gerald Lee scored 19 points to lead Old Dominion to a 74-63 win over Iona Tuesday night in game two of the Finlay-Toyota Las Vegas Classic.
Old Dominion (3-1) made 17 of 24 free throws, compared to Iona (0-4), who only went to the line five times, sinking four of those shots.
Devon Clarke’s layup brought Iona to within 6 with 16:59 to play, but Old Dominion answered with 7 straight over the next 2 1/2 minutes to lead 48-15. Iona brought it to within 6 points twice more, that last time off Dexter Gray’s layup with 3:42 remaining. Old Dominion finished going 9-for-9 at the free-throw line.
Iona jumped out to an 8-2 lead early, and the game was tied four times before Ben Finney’s free throw put Old Dominion up 20-19 with 8:52 left in the first half. The Monarchs finished the half on a 5-2 run to lead 36-28.
Brandon Johnson and Brian Henderson each added 11 points for the Monarchs, and Johnson had 10 assists.
Clarke led Iona with 17 points, 11 of those coming in the second half. Gray added 16 points, and Kyle Camper had 10.
Old Dominion defeated South Carolina State in the first game of the tournament on Sunday. The Monarchs now head to Las Vegas to play No. 1 North Carolina Friday, then either Louisville or BYU on Saturday.