Showing posts with label Scott Machado. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Scott Machado. Show all posts

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Michael Glover, Scott Machado Lead Iona Past Rider, 91-71

College Hoops Player of the Day for Friday, January 20, 2012

Until tournament time comes around in March, Friday nights are reserved for smaller schools and that's where we found the Iona Gaels, playing in one of just five NCAA games on the slate.

The Gaels, seeking a return to the NCAA tournament, a place they haven't been since 2006, when they lost to LSU in first round, 80-64, know they'll likely have to capture the MAAC tournament to receive the automatic bid.

On Friday, they took a step in the right direction, with a 91-71 win over Rider, the team they beat in last season's conference semi-final, only to lose the final to St. Peter's, 62-57, landing them a berth in the tourney.

Leading the charge for Iona was their top scorer and rebounder, senior forward, Michael Glover, who had another superior effort, hitting 8 of 9 shots from the field for a game high 21 points, to go with nine boards and three assists.

Scott Machado, the senior guard who leads the nation in assists (10.6 per game), chipped in with 11 points, nine boards and 15 assists.

The combination of these two leaders with assorted role players has the Gaels atop the MAAC, with a 7-1 record and a 15-4 mark overall, putting them in position to earn a spot at the Big Dance come March.

One part of the Gaels' strategy has been to play a ton of road games. In December, the Gaels spent the entire month on the road, playing eight straight contests in opponents' facilities. They've already played 10 away games and will embark upon a three-game road trip to Sienna, Fairfield and St. Peter's, last year's NCAA entrant, beginning Monday, January 23.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Scott Machado and Michael Glover Each Record Career Highs in 104-99 Double OT Win over St. Joseph's

College Hoops Player of the Day for Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Teams from the Metr Atlantic hardly ever get much respect, normally sending just one team to the NCAA tournament, but this season, seniors Scott Machado and Michael Glover are making folks stand up and pay attention.

Machado, a 6'1" guard scored nine of his career high 33 points in the second overtime to lead Iona past Saint Joseph’s 104-99. Glover, a 6'7" forward from the Bronx, also set a career mark with 34 points as the game high scorer, making 15 of 26 shots and pulling down 15 rebounds, nine on the offensive end.

Machado hit on 10 of 18 shots, including 4 of 6 from 3-point range and was 9-for-10 from the foul line. The Queens native also dished 10 assists, the 4th straight game in which he recorded double figures in both scoring and assists.

High-flying Carl Jones led St. Joseph's with 25 points. Jones is tied for fifth nationally in scoring, at 23.8 points per game.

Last season, the 25-12 Gaels missed out on both the NCAA and NIT tournaments, opting to play in the third annual tournament (CIT), despite winning eight games in a row to reach the Metro Atlantic conference finals where they lost to St. Peter's, 62-57, but won three straight before falling in the CIT final to Santa Clara, 76-69.