College Basketball Picks

Iona vs Iowa St.

When: 2:00 PM ET, Thursday, March 17, 2016
Where: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
TV: 2 p.m. ET, CBS
Line: Iowa St -8, Total: 167.5

Iona vs Iowa State Preview

Iona (22-10) is in the NCAA Tournament for the third time in six seasons under coach Tim Cluess, whose teams play at a break-neck pace and love the 3-point shot. Star guard A.J. English (22.4 points, 6.2 assists) – the son of former NBA star Alex English – is one of three Gaels with at least 77 made 3-pointers and 171 attempts from beyond the arc. Iowa State (21-11) is one of the most balanced teams in the nation with seven players averaging double-digit scoring, but senior forward Georges Niang (19.8 points, 6.2 rebounds) is their star. Niang matched his career high with 31 points against Oklahoma on Thursday and has scored in double figures in 41 consecutive games and 112 in his career.

Score Prediction:
Iowa State 92 – Iona 78