How did mid-major darling Iona go from being a Cinderella hopeful to First Four game fodder?
The Gaelswere the top seed in the MAAC tournament but were beaten by Fairfield in the semifinal, effectively busting Cinderella’s slipper before she even tried it on.
Now Iona needs to beat BYU, semifinal losers in the West Coast Conference tournament, just for a chance to earn a low No. 14 seed. And they are an underdog after riding a 10-1 streak into their loss to the Stags.
BYU has been a drain on the bankroll for their backers, going 1-5 ATS down the stretch. But Iona has been no friend to bettors when playing the role of underdog. They are just 4-14 SU in 18 games as a dog of four or fewer points.
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