(Monday, March 10th)
Final Score: Manhattan 71, Iona 68
Springfield, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - For the second straight year the title game of the MAAC Tournament featured Manhattan and Iona and was decided by just three points.
Unlike last year though, the Jaspers came out on top.
George Beamon supplied 16 points and eight rebounds, as Manhattan punched its ticket to the NCAA Tournament with a 71-68 victory over Iona in the MAAC Tournament championship game on Monday at MassMutual Center.
Rhamel Brown netted 15 points, while Shane Richards buried four 3-pointers en route to 14 points for the Jaspers (25-7), who won their fourth MAAC tourney title and first since 2004, when they last appeared in the NCAA Tournament.
A.J. English led the Gaels (22-10) with 15 points, while David Laury registered 13 points and 11 boards for Iona, which was seeking its second straight MAAC title after claiming a 60-57 triumph over Manhattan in last year's title game.
03/10 22:04:47 ET