Post Season Basketball Records for

Iona College

Nickname: “Gaels”

School colors: Maroon & Gold

Began playing basketball 1940

Men

ĽAlso the Iona Athletic Association. The Iona A.A. played in Amateur Athletic Union (A.A.U.) tournaments; the team would include freshmen ineligible in intercollegiate play.

  1947
     Stepinac High School Benefit Game,  at Westchester County Center
3/5  White Plains War Veterans 49 - Iona Junior Varsity 45  (1st game of doublheader.)
3/5  Fordham 57 - Iona 56  3,500


  1948
     European Student Relief Post-Season Doubleheader,  at Fordham University Gymnasium
3/6  St. John's 57 - Iona 55  (1st g.: Manhattan 54 - St. Francis (Bk.) 50)


  1950
     National Catholic Invitation Tournament, at Albany, N.Y. (Siena College)
       [Moved from Baltimore due to Hotel segregation. St. Francis insisted their "Negro" players receive equal accomodations or they wouldn't play in tournament.]
       First Round:
3/29 Iona 71 - St. Michael's (Vt.) 55  (Other game: St. Francis (Bk.) 67 - Creighton 66
       Semi-Final:
3/30 St. Francis (Bk.) 62 - Iona (N.Y.) 61   (Other semi: Siena 75 - Loras 55)
       Consolation game:
4/1  Loras 55 - Iona 52  (Champ.: Siena 57 - St. Francis (Bk.) 50)


  1951
     National Catholic Invitation Tournament , at Albany, N.Y. (Siena College)
       First Round:
3/13 Iona 54 - St. Mark's (Minn.) 52
       Quarter-Final:
3/14 Seattle 69 - Iona 67  (2nd g.: Le Moyne 57 - Siena 53)


  1952
     Metropolitan A.A.U. Championships, at Union Temple, Brooklyn
       First Round:
1/17  Rego Park Jewish Center 68 - Iona A.A. 62  (other g.- U.S.S. Oriskany 87 - 92nd Street Y.M.H.A. 85)

     National Catholic Invitation Tournament, at Troy, N.Y.
       First Round:
3/15 Iona 68 - Gannon 52  (other g.- Le Moyne 67 - Providence 63)
       Quarter-Final:
3/19 Marquette 66 - Iona 59  (other g.- St. Francis (Pa.) 65 - St. Joseph's (Phil.) 56))


  1970
  Club Team
     Intercollegiate Club Balanced Basketball League
       Championship:
3/24 Iona 71 - Manahattan 67  (No info yet on semi-final)
       Champions!


  1977
    Iona barred from ECAC Metropolitan and NCAA tournaments due to violation.


  1978
     Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference, Divisional Playoffs (Invitational)
       Metropolitan New York/New Jersey Region,  at Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, N.Y.:
       First Round:
3/2  St. John's 83 - Iona 80  9,230  (1st g.- Army 81 - Seton Hall 79 O.T. )


  1979
     E.C.A.C. Divisional Playoffs (Invitational)
       Metropolitan New York/New Jersey Region,  at Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, N.Y.
       First Round (Semi-Final):
3/1  Iona 80 - Seton Hall 73  9,101  (other g.: St. John's 86 - Wagner 82 O.T. )
       Championship:
3/3  Iona 63 - St. John's 57  6,005
       Champions!

     National Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament
       East Regional,  at Reynolds Coliseum, Raleigh, N.C.:
       First Round:
3/9  Pennsylvania 73 - Iona 69  12,000  (other g.: St. John's 75 - Temple 70)


  1980
     E.C.A.C. Divisional Playoffs (Invitational)
       Metropolitan New York/New Jersey Metro Region
       First Round (Quarter-Final),  at Mulcahy Center, Iona, New Rochelle:
2/26 Iona 69 - Fairleigh Dickinson 53
       Semi-final,  at St. John's Alumni Hall, Jamaica, Queens:
2/28 Iona 76 - Siena 70>  (other semi: St. Peter's 65 - Fordham 47)
       Championship,  at St. John's Alumni Hall:
3/1  Iona 64 - St. Peter's 46  11,987
       Champions!
       [This conference began including every conference team in the league in the post-season playoffs beginning this year and are not listed for subsequent years in this list.]

     N. C. A. A.
       East Regional,  at Providence Civic Center, R.I.:
       First Round:
3/7  Iona 84 - Holy Cross 78  (2nd g.- Villanova 77 - Marquette 59)
       Second Round:
3/8  Georgetown 74 - Iona 71  6,827  (2nd g.- Syracuse 97 - Villanova 83)
    Note: Iona officially forfeited the above games due to Jeff Rulen having hired an agent, a violation.


  1982
     N.I.T.
       First Round,  at Rutgers:
3/11 Rutgers 55 - Iona 51  4,541


  1983
     N.I.T.
       First Round,  at Mulcahy Center, Iona:
3/16 Iona 90 - St. Bonaventure 76  2,816
       Second Round,  at Nebraska:
3/21 Nebraska 85 - Iona 73  14,712


  1984
     N. C. A. A.
       East Regional,  at Brendan Byrne Arena, Meadowlands, N.J.:
       First Round:
3/16 Virginia 58 - Iona 57  16,714  (1st g.- Virginia Commonwealth 70 - Northeastern 69)


  1985
     N. C. A. A.
       East Regional,  at Hartford Civic Center (Conn.):
       First Round:
3/14 Loyola (Ill.) 59 - Iona 58  10,246  (2nd game- SMU 85 - Old Dominion 68)


  1996
     N.I.T.
       First Round,  at Iona, New Rochelle:
3/14 St. Joseph's (Pa.) 82 - Iona 78


  1997
     N.I.T.
       First Round,  at Campbell Pavilion, UConn:
3/12 Connecticut 71 - Iona 66  22,734


  1998
     N. C. A. A.
       South Regional,  at Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky.:
       First Round:
3/13 Syracuse 63 - Iona 61  15,622  (other g.- New Mexico 79 - Butler 62)


  2000
     N. C. A. A.
       Midwest Regional,  at the Metrodome, Minneapolis:
       First Round:
3/16 Maryland 74 - Iona 59  (2nd g.- UCLA 65 - Ball State 57)


  2001
     N. C. A. A.
       Midwest Regional,  at Kansas City, Missouri:
       First Round:
3/16 Mississippi 72 - Iona 70  14,750  (other g.: Indiana 83 - Xavier 71)


  2006
     N. C. A. A.
       Atlanta Regional,  at Jacksonville, Florida:
       First Round:
3/16 Louisiana State 80 - Iona 64


  2011
     C.I.T. (CollegeInsider Tournament)
       First Round,  at Valparaiso, Indiana:
3/16 Iona 85 - Valparaiso 77
       Second Round:
        bye
       Quarterfinal,  at Hynes Center, Iona:
3/22 Iona 78 - Buffalo 63
       Semifinal,  at MSHA Athletics Center, Johnson City, Tennessee:
3/26 Iona 83 - East Tennessee State 80
       Championship Game,  at Hynes Center, Iona:
3/30 Santa Clara 76 - Iona 69


  2012
     N. C. A. A.
       West Regional,  at Dayton, Ohio:
       First Round
3/13 B.Y.U. 78 - Iona 72


  2013
     N. C. A. A.
       First Round
bye
       West Regional,  at Dayton, Ohio:
       Second Round
3/22 Ohio State 95 - Iona 70


  2014
     N.I.T.
       First Round (Florida State Region,  at Louisiana Tech:
3/19 Louisiana Tech 89 - Iona 88


  2015
     N.I.T.
       First Round ( at Ryan Center, Kingston, R.I.:
3/17 Rhode Island 88 - Iona 75


  2016
     N. C. A. A.
       First Round
bye
       Midwest Regional,  at Denver, Colorado:
       Second Round
3/17 Iowa State 94 - Iona 81


  2017
     N. C. A. A.
       Midwest Regional
       First Round  at Sacramento, Cal.
3/17 Oregon 93 - Iona 77

Women

  1978
     New York State Championship/Downstate Championship
       First Round,  at Iona:
2/1  Brooklyn College 69 - Iona 62


  2008
     W.N.I.T.
       First Round,  at Hamden, Conn.:
3/19 Iona 71 - Quinnipiac 59
       Second Round,  at Carnesecca Arena, Jamaica, N.Y.:
3/24 St. John's 65 - Iona 59


  2010
     W.N.I.T.
       First Round,  at Comcast Center, College Park, Md.:
3/19 Maryland 88 - Iona 53


  2013
     W.N.I.T.
       First Round,  at Daskalakis Athletic Center. Drexel, Philadelphia:
3/21 Drexel 59 - Iona 50


  2014
     W.N.I.T.
       Region 3 First Round,  at Hynes Athletic Center, Iona, New Rochelle, N.Y.:
3/20 Harvard 90 - Iona 89


  2016
     N. C. A. A.
       Lexington Regional
       First Round  at College Park, Maryland
3/17 Maryland 74 - Iona 58

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