2013-14 Preview: Iona Gaels

Gaels expected to earn third consecutive NCAA tournament berth

Updated: October 7, 2013, 9:38 AM ET
By John Templon | ESPN Insider

 Tavon SledgeJoe Robbins/Getty ImagesJunior guard Tavon Sledge was instrumental in leading Iona to the NCAA tournament last season.

Iona Gaels

2012-13: 20-14 (11-7 MAAC)
In-conference offense: 1.13 points per possession (1st)
In-conference defense: 1.05 points per possession (7th)

Iona and head coach Tim Cluess enter the 2013-14 season with only one objective: Make the NCAA tournament for the third straight season. Cluess has built something special in New Rochelle. While the Gaels finished just 11-7 during the regular season, they stormed back to take the tournament title and advance to the field of 68.