The Iona Gaels men's basketball program polished of their regular season Sunday with a dominating 98-61 victory over St. Peter's Peacocks. The Gaels (24-6, 15-3) ended their regular season on a five-game winning streak and as the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference's No. 1-overall seed for its league tournament, which begins Friday, March 2, at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, MA.
Iona enters the four-day, single-elimination tournament as the clear favorite to win and claim the league's automatic qualifying spot in the NCAA Tournament.
Also in the running are the Manhattan Jaspers (20-11, 12-6), who did beat Iona, 75-72, on Jan. 12.
Here is the bracket and TV schedule:
First Round, Friday, March 2 (on ESPN3):
Quarterfinals, Saturday, March 3 (on ESPN3):
4:30 p.m.: (Winner of Marist/Saint Peter's) vs. (1) Iona Gaels
7:30 p.m.: (Winner of Niagara/Canisius) vs. (2) Loyola, Md. Greyhounds
Semifinals, Sunday, March 4 (on ESPN3):
2:00 p.m.: (Winner of Saturday's early games)
4:30 p.m.: (Winner of Saturday's late games)
Championship, Monday, March 5 (on ESPN2):
7:00 p.m.: (Winner of Sunday's games)
For more updates on the MAAC Tournament 2012, check back to this SB Nation New York StoryStream.