Much’s 4-point play boosts Iona to overtime victory
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) — Deyshonee Much’s 4-point play in the final minute lifted Iona to a 69-66 overtime victory over Saint Peter’s on Sunday, leaving both teams in a second-place tie in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.
Much was fouled and fell as he made a 3-pointer then sank the free throw for a 67-63 lead.
Nick Griffin replied with a 3-pointer for the Peacocks before Rickey McGill made a pair of free throws for a three-point margin with 23 seconds left.
Saint Peter’s missed two 3-pointers but got the ball back on a traveling call with 0.8 seconds left. McGill, who lost the ball out of bounds as Iona tried to set up a winning shot in regulation, deflected the inbounds pass to end the game.
The Gaels (15-8, 8-4) have won five straight and swept the season series from the Peacocks. Iona and Saint Peter’s (12-10, 8-4) trail Monmouth by two games.
Sam Cassell Jr., with five 3-pointers, scored 17 points, Jordan Washington 15 and Much 13 for Iona.
Trevis Wyche scored 17 points and Griffin 15 for Saint Peter’s.
The teams combined to make 23 of 46 3-point tries.