Iona Meeting Duke

The Iona College men’s basketball is facing Duke in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament in Pittsburgh at 2:45 p.m. Thursday.

WCBS-2 is scheduled to televise the game.

Iona and Duke are meeting for the first time in the history of the two programs.

Iona is 0-11 all-time in NCAA Tournament games and 9-26 all-time against opponents from the Atlantic Coast Conference.

The Gaels (20-13) earned an automatic bid to the NCAAs by beating Fairfield in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference final in Albany on March 5. Duke (26-7) received an at-large bid after losing in the ACC semifinals to the University of North Carolina.

Click here to read more about Iona’s win over Fairfield.

PHOTO COURTESY OF IONA COLLEGE

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