Manhattan Jaspers beat Iona Gaels in MAAC championship for NCAA tournament spot

SPORTSCAST GENERIC

SPORTSCAST GENERIC (March 10, 2014 10:46 PM)

Manhattan College beat their archrival Iona College 71-68 Monday night to clinch the MAAC title and a berth into the NCAA tournament.

The Jaspers lost to Iona in last year's MAAC final. They advance to their first Big Dance since 2004. 

Manhattan led by as many as 10 points in the second half, but had to hold off a late charge by the Gaels.

Iona, the tournament's top seed,...

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