Halftime Report

Fortunes may be turning around for Manhattan after losing four in a row. After one quarter, neither squad has the contest in the bag, but Manhattan leads 31-29 over the Gaels.

Manhattan came into the match with some extra motivation after the loss they were dealt the last time these two teams faced off. We'll see if they're able to flip the script or if it'll just be more of the same.

Who's Playing

Manhattan Jaspers @ Iona Gaels

Current Records: Manhattan 5-17, Iona 12-11

How To Watch

  • When: Friday, February 16, 2024 at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Hynes Athletics Center -- New Rochelle, New York
  • TV: ESPN University
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Ticket Cost: $22.00

What to Know

We've got another exciting MAAC matchup on schedule as the Manhattan Jaspers and the Iona Gaels are set to tip at 7:00 p.m. ET on February 16th at Hynes Athletics Center. Both of these teams will be coming in off a loss in a game they were expected to win.

Manhattan's recent rough patch got a bit rougher on Saturday after their fourth straight loss. They took a 68-63 hit to the loss column at the hands of the Saints.

Meanwhile, Iona unfortunately witnessed the end of their four-game winning streak on Saturday. They took a 73-69 hit to the loss column at the hands of the Golden Griffins. Iona found out winning isn't easy when you make seven fewer threes than your opponent.

The Jaspers have been struggling recently as they've lost 14 of their last 15 contests, which put a noticeable dent in their 5-17 record this season. As for the Gaels, their defeat dropped their record down to 12-11.

Manhattan will be fighting an uphill battle on Friday as the experts have pegged them as the 13-point underdog. They might be worth a quick bet since they've covered the spread the last five times they've played Iona.

Manhattan came up short against the Gaels in their previous matchup back in February of 2023, falling 71-60. Can Manhattan avenge their loss or is history doomed to repeat itself? We'll find out soon enough.


Iona is a big 13-point favorite against Manhattan, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Gaels as a 12-point favorite.

The over/under is set at 146.5 points.

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Series History

Iona has won 7 out of their last 10 games against Manhattan.

  • Feb 17, 2023 - Iona 71 vs. Manhattan 60
  • Jan 20, 2023 - Iona 84 vs. Manhattan 76
  • Mar 03, 2022 - Manhattan 74 vs. Iona 72
  • Jan 14, 2022 - Iona 88 vs. Manhattan 76
  • Feb 13, 2021 - Manhattan 77 vs. Iona 70
  • Feb 12, 2021 - Iona 85 vs. Manhattan 67
  • Feb 14, 2020 - Iona 80 vs. Manhattan 57
  • Feb 02, 2020 - Manhattan 72 vs. Iona 49
  • Feb 22, 2019 - Iona 66 vs. Manhattan 52
  • Mar 03, 2018 - Iona 72 vs. Manhattan 60