Iona and Manhattan, two schools separated by fewer than 10 miles, will play for the MAAC championship in Springfield, MA.
Alyssa Thomas had 29 points and 13 rebounds, and Maryland spoiled Quinnipiac’s debut in the NCAA women’s tournament by pulling away to a 72-52 victory Saturday.
In its first foray into the NCAA women’s tournament, Quinnipiac didn’t take a bus trip south from Connecticut just to practice in a huge arena and serve as fodder for the home team.
Shivaughn Wiggins led Mount St. Mary’s with 17 points as they held on to beat Quinnipiac 77-73 Wednesday night in Northeast Conference play.
James Johnson scored 18 points as Quinnipiac got off to a fast start in a 78-54 win over Navy on Saturday.
Justin Rutty scored 22 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead Quinnipiac over Mount St. Mary’s (Md.) 78-59 on Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the Northeast Conference tournament.
Shawn Atupem had 17 points, six rebounds and six steals as Mount St. Mary’s beat Quinnipiac 72-63 on Saturday night.