DAYTON, OH – BYU completed the biggest comeback in NCAA tournament history, trailing by as many as 25 points before rallying to defeat Iona 78-72 on Tuesday night.
Iona got out to a fast start and lead 55-40 at the half. But the Gaels went cold in the second half, managing only 17 points as BYU rallied for the win. The Cougars advance to play Marquette in the second round on Thursday
Dave Ryan and Alaa Abdelnaby called the action on the Westwood One Radio Network.
(Mike Glover dunks to give Iona a 22-10 lead)
(Randy Dezouvre scores to make it 35-20 Iona)
(The Gaels go up 48-24 after a Ra’shad James layup)
(Scott Machado give the Gaels a 59-42 second half lead)
(Brandon Davies cuts the Iona lead to 10 with a three, 62-52)
(Brock Zylstra nails a triple to cut it to 62-55)
(Noah Hartsock gives BYU the lead with a three, 71-70)
(Zylstra’s layup seals the win for BYU)
(BYU wraps up the win)
(Postgame interview with BYU’s Brandon Davies)
(Dave Ryan and Alaa Abdelnaby recap the night’s action from Dayton)