NCAA Tournament 2012 BracketBusters: Iona, UAlbany, St. Bonaventure

BRIDGEPORT, CT - MARCH 07: Michael Glover #1 of the Iona Gaels looks on dejected late in the second half against the St. Peter's Peacocks during the final of the MAAC men's conference basketball tournment at Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard on March 7, 2011 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Where do New York's college basketball teams stand in regards to the NCAA Tournament as conference play begins?

Iona Gaels --13-3 Overall; Metro Atlantic Athletic

Conference 5-0

In the past week, Iona went 3-0 with wins over Siena, Marist and Niagra by a combined 72 points. On Jan. 15, the Gaels have a pivotal matchup with Loyola (MD), which is only one game back of Iona. A loss by Iona would push them into second place in the MAAC standing.

ESPN's Joe Lunardi: No. 12 Iona vs. No. 7 Vanderbilt

SI.com's Andy Glockner: In

Albany, N.Y. Great Danes -- 12-7 Overall; 2-1 America

East Conference

Went 2-1 this week, including wins over UMBC, Hartford and a loss to Stony Brook. Leading scorer Gerardo Suero averaged 25 points a game during the three-game stretch.

St. Bonaventure Bonnies -- 8-6 Overall; 1-1 Atlantic 10

Conference

The Bonnies won their conference opener against George Washington before losing on the road against Duquesne. In Wednesday's win over Dayton, senior forward and leading scorer Andrew Nicholson led the way with 30 points.

Honorable Mention

Manhattan Jaspers: The Jaspers have struggled in the New Year. After losing two straight games, the Jaspers barely pulled out a two-point victory against Fairfield. If the Jaspers catch fire over the next month and a half they are still within striking distance of Iona for the MAAC’s regular season title.

Princeton Tigers: After a 1-5 start to the regular season, the Tigers have won 8 of the last ten.


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