Lewis leads Iona over Manhattan 72-60 in MAAC quarterfinal
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Zach Lewis had 23 points and nine rebounds to lead No. 4 seed Iona to a 72-60 victory over fifth-seeded Manhattan on Saturday night in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament quarterfinal.
No. 4 Iona (18-13) will play ninth-seeded Saint Peter's (14-17) in a Sunday semifinal.
Pauly Paulicap had 16 points and 12 rebounds and Zane Waterman scored 14 with six rebounds for Manhattan (14-17).
Both teams shot less than 38 percent from the floor, but the Gaels made two more 3-pointers and seven more free throws. Iona had 10 steals and forced 15 turnovers.
Iona had a double-digit lead for most of the second half. An 8-2 spurt pulled the Jaspers to 68-60 with 25 seconds left. Much and Lewis each made two free throws to end it.
Updated March 3, 2018