After the death of incoming freshman Michael Haynes the Iona Gaels dedicated the season to their teammate. There journey throughout the year had its share of ups and downs that challenged the makeup of the team but with Michael high in their hearts the Gaels rallied together behind the dynamic duo of Lamont "Momo" Jones and Sean Armand to overcome all obstacles and punch a ticket into the big dance.
Chasing Cinderella: Iona's inspirational run
As part of our 2013 March Madness coverage sponsored by McDonald's, we head to four schools participating in this year's Big Dance. We visited the Iona College Gaels, who overcame tragedy in the summer to return to the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship for the second year in a row.