Iona 91, Hampton U. 69
HAMPTON, Va. (AP) _ Bryan Matthew scored 27 points to lead five Iona players in double figures Thursday as the Gaels beat Hampton 91-69.
Iona (8-2) survived an 18-9 spurt by Hampton (4-11) early in the second half.
The Gaels shot 53 percent from the field compared with Hampton’s 38 percent and outrebounded the Pirates 47-23.
Iona led for the entire first half and built a 41-30 advantage by halftime.
Hampton fouled 28 times, and Mario Hyman and Marcus Jenkins fouled out. Iona made 29 of 39 from the free throw line, including 8 of 9 by Mindaugas Timinskas.
Timinskas finished with 10 points and had 12 rebounds. Mikkel Larsen, Greg Barr and Rod Zamor scored 13 points each, and Larsen also grabbed 12 rebounds.
JaFonde Williams led Hampton with 31 points, had five 3-pointers and was 10 of 11 from the free throw line.