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A quick look at Iona, Ohio State's first-round opponent

By Dan Kadar Published: March 17, 2013

Iona is in the NCAA Tournament after winning the MAAC tournament for the second-consecutive year.

The Gaels were the fourth seed in the tournament, beating Manattan 60-57 in the final round.

Iona is riding a five-game winning streak into the NCAA Tournament. The team is second nationally in scoring at 80.7 points per game. Senior guard Lamont Jones paces the team, averaging 23 points per game. Junior guard Sean Armand is second on the team with 16.6 points per game. Sophomore forward David Laury leads Iona with 10.4 rebounds per game and is third on the team averaging 13.1 points a contest.

The Gaels were 20-13 on the season, but don't get too caught up in their record. Eight of the team's losses came either by three points or less or in overtime.

Liberty was the only NCAA Tournmanet team the Gaels beat, but the Flames only made it by winning their conference.

The only other NCAA Tournament team Iona played to this season was La Salle, which beat the Gaels 88-74 in December.

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