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Pickett, Siena get it going in second half, beat Iona

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) Jalen Pickett scored all 17 of his points in the second half and Siena rallied to defeat Iona 56-54 on Saturday.

Siena trailed 46-39 with 9:56 left in the second half before Pickett found his touch. He scored the game's next 10 points, including a 3-pointer for a 49-46 lead with 5:45 to go.

Siena led 54-46 with 3:24 remaining but the Gaels had their own rally to come. E.J. Crawford hit a layup then his two free throws made it 54-50 with 1:08 to go. After Siena committed a turnover, Crawford drew another foul and made both free throws. Trailing by two with 22 seconds left, Iona sent Pickett to the line and he made both for a 56-52 lead.

After the Gaels' Rickey McGill made two free throws to draw within 56-54 he stole the inbound pass and Iona missed four shots, three of them from 3-point distance, in a hectic final 15 seconds.

The final miss was a 3-pointer by Andrija Ristanovic, who was 0 of 7 from distance and 0 of 9 overall. He did grab eight rebounds.

Crawford led Iona (7-14, 5-5 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) with 19 points and Perez, who scored 14 points in the first half, finished with 17. He made 5 of 7 3-pointers. The Gaels have lost three straight after a 5-2 start to conference play.

Evan Fisher added 12 points for Siena (10-12, 5-4). The Saints are 5-6 on the road.

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Key Players
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Field Goal %
Three Point %
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Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Siena 10-12 272956
home team logo Iona 7-14 262854
Team Stats
away team logo Siena 10-12 64.6 PPG 31.7 RPG 12.6 APG
home team logo Iona 7-14 76.8 PPG 37.8 RPG 13.2 APG
Key Players
32
E. Fisher 15.9 PPG 6.0 RPG 1.5 APG 48.8 FG%
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E. Crawford 17.9 PPG 5.1 RPG 1.8 APG 50.9 FG%
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0 3PT FG% 0
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