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Washington, Gaskins combine for 35 as Saint Peter's beats MAAC's top-seeded Iona 68-60


JERSEY CITY, New Jersey — Desi Washington scored 19 points and Tyler Gaskins added 16 as Saint Peter's beat conference leader Iona 68-60 on Sunday to lock up the No. 7 seed in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament.

Gaskins hit a 3-pointer from the wing with 1:54 left to give Saint Peter's a 63-56 lead. The Peacocks went without a field goal the rest of the way, but Washington made 4 of 4 free throws in the final 20 seconds to seal it.

Iona (24-7, 17-3) had already clinched the No. 1 seed in the MAAC tournament, but had its 11-game winning streak snapped.

Marvin Dominique added 10 points with seven rebounds for Saint Peter's (14-17, 8-12), who snapped a four-game losing streak.

The Peacocks led 38-29 at halftime after shooting 56 percent and holding Iona to 9-of-26 shooting (34.6 percent).

A.J. English scored 17 points, Kelvin Amayo added 15, and David Laury had 12 points and 10 rebounds for Iona.

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