Griffin, McGill help Iona outlast Quinnipiac, 87-82, in 2OT
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) — Roland Griffin scored 18 of 20 points after halftime and finished with nine rebounds, Rickey McGill had 17 points, seven rebounds and eight assists and Iona beat Quinnipiac 87-82 in double overtime on Friday night.
Schadrac Casimir added 14 points and Deyshonee Much scored 11 for Iona (14-9, 8-3 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference).
Neither team scored in the second overtime until McGill hit E.J. Crawford for a layup with 1:50 to play and the Gaels led the rest of the way. Quinnipiac missed 7 of 8 from the field and hit just 1 of 4 free throws in the period.
McGill made two free throws to give Iona a seven-point lead with 54 seconds left in regulation, but the Bobcats used a 9-2 run — including Cameron Young’s 3-pointer with four seconds to go — to make it 69-all and force overtime.
Jacob Rigoni and Young each hit a 3-pointer as Quinnipiac opened OT on an 8-2 run, but Much tied it with a 3-pointer and then made a layup to give the Gaels a 79-77 lead with 29 seconds left in the period. Chaise Daniels’ layup 23 seconds later forced the second overtime.
Young had a career-high 31 points and 11 rebounds for Quinnipiac (9-14, 6-5). Rigoni scored 16, including four 3-pointers, and Daniels added 15.