NCAA Game Summary - Iona at Liberty
(Saturday, February 19th)
Final Score: Iona 77, Liberty 57
Lynchburg, VA (Sports Network) - Kyle Smith knocked down five three-pointers en route to a game-high 17 points, as the Iona Gaels routed the Liberty Flames, 77-57, in a BracketBuster matchup at the Vines Center.
Alejo Rodriguez (14 points, 11 rebounds), Mike Glover (12 pts, 11 reb) and Scott Machado (10 pts, 11 assists) all posted double-doubles to help the Gaels (18-10) to their fifth straight win.
Jesse Sanders scored a team-high 13 points for the Flames (19-10), while Evan Gordon had 12 points and David Minaya netted 10 off the bench. John Brown had a game-high 12 rebounds to go along with nine points in the loss.
Iona stormed out to a 44-18 halftime lead after holding the Flames to 7-of-22 shooting on their home floor in the opening frame.
The Gaels never let up in the second stanza, as they shot 56 percent from the floor and were never challenged.
Iona shot an impressive 54.4 percent for the game, including an 11-of-22 effort from the perimeter to win big on the road.
02/19 18:29:59 ET