A Federal Reserve survey shows the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November.More >>
A Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday found that the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November.More >>
Thursday, October 17 2013 4:40 PM EDT2013-10-17 20:40:19 GMT
(RNN) - By passing a last-minute deal on the debt ceiling, and a 16 days-late deal on the government shutdown, Congress finally got back to doing its job. So, what now? Some people may see it as the timeMore >>
With a budget passed only until January, a debt ceiling deal through February and a bunch of days off for Congress until then, the country may be back in the same situation soon.More >>
Thursday, October 17 2013 5:27 AM EDT2013-10-17 09:27:22 GMT
A last-minute deal has been struck, allowing the federal government to avoid a shutdown. A shutdown would have suspended all federal government services deemed non-essential. All federally-funded museums,More >>
Congress has passed a bill to fund the government and lift the debt ceiling, avoiding default. More >>
Sunday, October 13 2013 6:52 PM EDT2013-10-13 22:52:24 GMT
WASHINGTON, DC (RNN) - Despite the WWII Memorial being closed, members of the Million Vet March have gathered in Washington, DC to protest the government shutdown – according to media reports. "We do notMore >>
Veterans gathered at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC to protest the government shutdown.More >>
Saturday, October 12 2013 10:44 PM EDT2013-10-13 02:44:59 GMT
People nationwide have been unable to access welfare benefits through their EBT cards Saturday. Reports on the matter indicated the issue has no connection to the government shutdown.More >>
Xerox, which handles EBT systems in several states, said Saturday night the problem that prevented people from using their cards to shop has now been corrected. More >>
(RNN) – Only one team scored more points per game than the Iona Gaels in the 2012-2013 season, and only two players scored more than the Gaels' Lamont "MoMo" Jones.
Jones, a 6'0" senior from Harlem, NY, played the role of facilitator in his freshman and sophomore years at Arizona but thrived as the primary shooter for Iona. This season, he tallied 23.0 points, 3.5 assists and 3.1 rebounds per contest.
Following a stretch when the Gaels lost six of seven games, he led them on a five-game winning streak that took them through the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament.
His efforts got him the conference's player of the year award and Iona its second-straight appearance in the NCAA tourney.
He is not shy about hoisting a 3, averaging more than five attempts per game. But his specialty lies in taking defenders off the dribble and using his speed and strength to score close to the hoop.
Jones does not go out of his way to avoid contact either, and averages 7.5 free throws per game. He is near-automatic from the charity stripe, hitting at 88.7 percent.
MoMo and Co. face a tough task Friday in No. 2 seed Ohio State, but the offensive star is no stranger to big games. Look for Iona to try and set the pace early by scoring fast on the bigger Buckeyes.
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