NEW ROCHELLE, NY - ESPN announced today Danny Kanell, Reese Waters and Marianela Pereyra – hosts of ESPNU’s weeknight UNITE program – will take the late-night show on the road to call the Iona College men's basketball team at Manhattan on Friday, Feb. 15, at 7:00 pm on ESPNU.
UNITE often follows ESPNU’s games with Waters and Kanell providing analysis, highlights and interviews with the game’s coaches and players. Doug Sherman will call play-by-play with Kanell and Waters giving analysis and Marianela reporting.
Manhattan and Iona will be a part of ESPN's Annual Rivalry Week Presented by Wendy’s celebrating the top rivalries in men’s college basketball from February 11-18.
The two teams meet for the 81st time with the Gaels holding a 44-36 advantage. Iona has faced Manhattan under the “bright lights” more times than any other MAAC opponent since 1996-97. The Jaspers cling to a 9-8 advantage in the TV contests as the Gaels’ have narrowed the gap with three straight wins over the last three seasons. Despite two straight wins at Draddy Gym, Manhattan’s home court has not been kind to the Maroon & Gold as are just 2-7 in Riverdale. The two teams have faced each other at least once in 12 of the last 13 seasons.