NCAA BK

Cassell, Washington lead as Iona beats Rider 95-76

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) Sam Cassell Jr. scored a career-high 29 points, Jordan Washington added 24 and Iona rolled to a 95-76 victory over Rider on Friday night for its sixth straight win.

Cassell was 10 of 16 from the floor and made seven 3-pointers, and Washington was 10-of-14 shooting. Jon Severe chipped in 17 points for the Gaels (16-8, 9-4 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference).

Jimmie Taylor scored 16 points and Anthony Durham had 15 for Rider (13-11, 6-7), which outrebounded the Gaels 46-35 but shot just 30 of 77 (39 percent) from the floor.

More from FoxSports

The Gaels had a 10-point lead about seven minutes in, built a 45-31 halftime advantage and had a double-digit lead the rest of the way. Iona finished 35 of 63 (56 percent) from the field, including 13 of 22 (59 percent) from long range.

Iona has won eight on the last nine games in the series.