Adama Sanogo leads No. 4 UConn past Iona with big second half

Adama Sanogo notched a 28-point, 13-rebound double-double Friday night to lead fourth-seeded UConn to an 87-63 victory over No. 13-seed Iona in a first-round matchup in the NCAA Tournament’s West Region, in Albany, N.Y.Sanogo made 13 of his 17 shots from the field to help the Huskies (26-8) advance to the second round, where they will face fifth-seeded Saint Mary’s on Sunday.Jordan Hawkins chipped in 13 points, Donovan Clingan posted 12 and Andre Jackson Jr. supplied 10.Walter Clayton Jr. paced the Gaels (27-8) with 15 points. Daniss Jenkins finished with 14 points, while Berrick JeanLouis tallied 13 for Iona, which entered the tournament on a 14-game winning streak.Iona wasted no time getting its offense going, making seven of its first 10 shots to take an early 18-14 lead with 12:54 left in the first half.The Huskies gained a four-point lead with just over 7 1/2 minutes left until halftime but the Gaels responded with a 7-0 run that included a 3-pointer from Anton Brookshire. Iona led by as much as four later in the period before settling for a 39-37 edge at the break.JeanLouis led the Gaels with 11 points in the first half, while Clayton added eight. Clingan and Jackson had eight points apiece for UConn, which sank 7 of 16 3-pointers through the first 20 minutes of action.