“There are two blemishes on Iona’s record right now. The first was in the Gaels’ opening game of the season on a last-second shot by the brilliant Robbie Hummel, which gave Purdue a 91-90 win. The second though was a little more worrisome. Iona fell 82-63 to Marshall in Huntington, W.V. after getting pounded on the boards. At the time that loss looked like it might seriously hinder any chance the Gaels had at an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament, but as the season gone on it has begun to look better and better.”
The third time proved to be the charm for the Gaels (3-1).
The second overtime became Machado’s personal playground as he scored nine of Iona’s 11 points, including four straight free throws in the final 17.8 seconds as the Gaels finally outlasted the Hawks.
Machado finished with his fourth double-double in as many games as he also posted 10 assists.
“He’s the next Jason Kidd,” Glover said.”
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