KISSIMMEE, Fla. — What a difference a day makes.
Iona, who pulled off a stunning upset over No. 10 Alabama on Thursday, fell to Belmont 72-65 on Friday night at the ESPN Events Invitational.
Ben Sheppard matched his career high with 25 points. and Nick Muszynski chipped in with 19 for Belmont (5-2).
Nelly Junior Joseph had 13 points for the Gaels (6-1), whose six-game season-opening win streak came to an end. Walter Clayton Jr. added 13 points.
On Thursday, Rick Pitino’s Gaels upset the Crimson Tide 72-68 in an opening-round game.
Earlier, Dayton upset No. 4 Kansas 74-73 on a crazy buzzer beater by Mustapha Amzil.