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Jackson, Manigault lead New Mexico to 90-83 win over Iona

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) Vance Jackson had 18 points and 12 rebounds and Corey Manigault added 20 points and 10 boards to propel New Mexico to a 90-83 win Tuesday in its home opener against Iona.

Asante Gist scored 19 for the Gaels (1-1) and E.J. Crawford added 15. New Mexico (2-0) also got 14 from Anthony Mathis.

Manigault's steal and highlight reel dunk in the midst of an 11-2 New Mexico second-half run helped turn a 72-67 deficit into a 75-72 lead and control of the game with 6:05 left.

''We won because of those two guys,'' Lobos coach Paul Weir said while pointing at Jackson and Manigault. ''Whenever Corey and whenever Vance can play the way they do, it's going to help us tremendously. .Vance is such a talented player. His ceiling here is through the roof. And Corey is the exact same way. I want to kill him sometimes and I think he wants to kill me too. But at the end of the day, the kid is playing his tail off.''

The Gaels remained close, but could never regain the lead.

With New Mexico leading 83-80, Dane Kuiper shook off his 0-for-4 night to hit a 3-pointer from the corner with one second left on the shot clock to put the Lobos up 86-80.

''I'm really happy for Dane,'' Weir said. ''He was a kid last year, he went up and down with his three. Every time he shoots he's probably thinking way too much than he should so when they go in, you feel for him.''

The critical run, along with Kuiper's three and a subsequent one from Mathis was the difference in the game, said Iona coach Tim Cluess.

''We left a couple of their shooters open and they got two good open looks on us and they made them,'' he said. ''We got good looks that didn't go down. I think that's the difference in the game; the two that they made and the two that we missed.''

UP NEXT:

New Mexico next faces downstate rival New Mexico State on Nov. 17. Lobos coach Paul Weir coached the Aggies in the 2016-17 season before moving north to take over the New Mexico program the next year.

Iona is next at Long Beach State on Nov. 19. Among the Gael's upcoming opponents is a game at Providence Nov. 24, as well as a trio of Ivy League schools: Columbia, Princeton and Yale.

BIG PICTURE:

New Mexico has been tested in both of its game this season, but New Mexico State will offer a truer test of where the Lobos stand in the early season.

It would not be wrong to call the Gaels the Road Warriors as this game marked the beginning of a nine-game stint away from home. Iona will not return to its home court again until Dec. 30.

''It's going to be a challenge,'' Cluess said. ''And I'm looking forward to our guys coming together as a group and playing the good competition we're going to be playing and learning a lot more about our team. I thought (Tuesday) this was a good start to find out who can play and who can't play in these environments and just to see where we need to get better.''

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Defensive rebound by Vance Jackson 4.0
  Asante Gist missed 3-pt. jump shot, blocked by Dane Kuiper 6.0
  Defensive rebound by Isaiah Still 13.0
  Vladimir Pinchuk missed 2nd of 2 free throws 13.0
  Vladimir Pinchuk missed 1st of 2 free throws 13.0
  Personal foul on Asante Gist 13.0
+ 2 Isaiah Still made driving layup 16.0
  Offensive rebound by Iona 24.0
  Asante Gist missed layup, blocked by Vladimir Pinchuk 26.0
+ 2 Dane Kuiper made layup, assist by Vladimir Pinchuk 30.0
  Defensive rebound by Vance Jackson 41.0
Team Stats
Points 83 90
Field Goals 24-60 (40.0%) 27-53 (50.9%)
3-Pointers 9-26 (34.6%) 12-30 (40.0%)
Free Throws 26-36 (72.2%) 24-38 (63.2%)
Total Rebounds 34 41
Offensive 9 8
Defensive 19 29
Team 6 4
Assists 15 19
Steals 12 7
Blocks 3 5
Turnovers 14 19
Fouls 29 22
Technicals 0 0
19 PTS, 3 REB, 3 AST
18 PTS, 12 REB, 3 AST
12T
away team logo Iona 1-1 394483
home team logo New Mexico 2-0 395190
Team Stats
away team logo Iona 1-1 76.7 PPG 37.5 RPG 13.1 APG
home team logo New Mexico 2-0 76.3 PPG 40.6 RPG 13.9 APG
Key Players
3
A. Gist G 12.5 PPG 2.4 RPG 2.3 APG 40.8 FG%
1
C. Manigault F 9.0 PPG 4.6 RPG 0.7 APG 49.0 FG%
Top Scorers
A. Gist G 19 PTS 3 REB 3 AST
C. Manigault F 18 PTS 9 REB 3 AST
40.0 FG% 50.9
34.6 3PT FG% 40.0
72.2 FT% 63.2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Gist 19 3 3 6/13 3/8 4/6 4 30 1 0 2 0 3
E. Crawford 16 3 1 3/7 0/0 10/14 3 30 0 0 2 1 2
I. Still 15 8 1 5/15 2/7 3/6 4 29 5 1 3 3 5
R. McGill 11 4 8 2/7 0/2 7/8 4 36 1 0 4 0 4
T. Agee 2 4 0 0/1 0/1 2/2 5 13 1 1 1 2 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Gist 19 3 3 6/13 3/8 4/6 4 30 1 0 2 0 3
E. Crawford 16 3 1 3/7 0/0 10/14 3 30 0 0 2 1 2
I. Still 15 8 1 5/15 2/7 3/6 4 29 5 1 3 3 5
R. McGill 11 4 8 2/7 0/2 7/8 4 36 1 0 4 0 4
T. Agee 2 4 0 0/1 0/1 2/2 5 13 1 1 1 2 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
B. Perez 12 0 1 4/9 4/6 0/0 3 24 0 0 1 0 0
J. Maxwell 6 1 1 3/5 0/2 0/0 3 15 3 0 0 0 1
N. Nikolic 2 3 0 1/3 0/0 0/0 1 11 1 1 0 3 0
A. Ristanovic 0 2 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 2 9 0 0 0 0 2
P. Hudson 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0
R. Griffin - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Ross - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 83 28 15 24/60 9/26 26/36 29 200 12 3 14 9 19
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
V. Jackson 18 12 3 5/10 3/8 5/8 2 27 1 0 3 2 10
A. Mathis 14 1 1 5/10 4/8 0/0 4 24 0 0 5 0 1
K. McGee 13 0 2 3/5 3/5 4/4 3 23 1 0 2 0 0
V. Pinchuk 10 7 3 4/4 0/0 2/7 2 30 1 2 4 2 5
K. Ezzeddine 6 3 1 2/5 0/1 2/2 4 16 0 0 3 2 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
V. Jackson 18 12 3 5/10 3/8 5/8 2 27 1 0 3 2 10
A. Mathis 14 1 1 5/10 4/8 0/0 4 24 0 0 5 0 1
K. McGee 13 0 2 3/5 3/5 4/4 3 23 1 0 2 0 0
V. Pinchuk 10 7 3 4/4 0/0 2/7 2 30 1 2 4 2 5
K. Ezzeddine 6 3 1 2/5 0/1 2/2 4 16 0 0 3 2 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Manigault 18 9 3 5/8 0/0 8/11 2 24 2 1 1 2 7
M. Maluach 6 3 2 1/5 1/4 3/6 2 21 1 1 0 0 3
D. Kuiper 5 2 3 2/6 1/4 0/0 3 27 1 1 0 0 2
J. Arroyo 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
D. Drinnon 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0
T. Percy 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
J. Lyle - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Bragg - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Z. Martin - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Patterson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 90 37 19 27/53 12/30 24/38 22 200 7 5 19 8 29