Nevada 84 at Iona 90

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Jones scores 18 as Iona outlasts Nevada 90-84
Saturday, Feb 18, 2012

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP)—Lamont Jones scored 18 points as Iona outlasted Nevada Saturday, 90-84

In a Bracket Busters shootout, Iona (22-6) won its fourth straight. The Gaels, atop the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, got balanced scoring from Jones, Michael Glover (15 points), Scott Machado and Sean Armand (13 apiece) and a boost from Randy Dezouvre, who came off the bench to score 17 points.

Machado, the point guard, hitting all 8 of his free throw attempts and had 15 of Iona’s 23 assists.

But the Gaels, up 47-46 at halftime, couldn’t shake Nevada (22-5), which leads the Western Athletic Conference. Olek Czyz scored 28 points and Deonte Burton 21. Dario Hunt had a 15-point, 14-rebound double-double.

Trailing 71-58 midway through the second half, Nevada whittled it to 82-77 with 4:04 left. But Dezouvre stuck a jumper, Machado a layup and two free throws. Jones’ two foul shots with 28 seconds left clinched it.

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Olek Czyz Olek Czyz
9-16,  28 Pts
7 Rebs, 1 Assists
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Scott Machado Scott Machado
2-7,  13 Pts
3 Rebs, 15 Assists

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