Competing in the NCAA basketball tournament is a big deal for any college team. After all, there are only sixty-four slots, so just getting in is impressive, regardless of how you finish — kind of like qualifying for the Olympics.
But New Rochelle’s own Iona College has an even more exciting distinction. Iona is one of just a handful of colleges in the entire country that qualified for both the men’s and women’s tournament.
In the first round, the men will face off against Iowa State on March 17th, while the women will meet Maryland on March 19th.
We’ll be rooting hard for the home team(s). Go Gaels!