Iona rips Hofstra to give Rick Pitino first college win since 2017
Isaiah Ross had a career-high 33 points as Iona beat Hofstra 82-74 on Saturday in Hempstead, giving new Gaels coach Rick Pitino his first college victory since his firing from Louisville in October 2017.
Nelly Junior Joseph had 14 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks for Iona (1-1). Dylan van Eyck added 14 points. Berrick JeanLouis had 10 points and eight rebounds.
Tareq Coburn scored a career-high 28 points for the Pride (1-2). Isaac Kante added 17 points. Jalen Ray had 15 points.