Ian Powers: After UConn beats Iona in NCAA first round, is St. John’s on Rick Pitino’s horizon?

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NEW YORK — In a tale of two coaches, Danny Hurley’s UConn Huskies made a statement in the second half against Iona on Friday. The statement everyone is waiting for from Rick Pitino about his future may come soon enough. For 20 minutes on Friday in Albany, Pitino’s 13th-seeded Gaels gave the fourth-seeded Huskies everything they could handle before Hurley’s team dominated the second half for an 87-63 victory and Hurley’s first NCAA win at UConn. UConn (26-8) advances to face fifth-seeded Saint Mary’s, a 63-51 winner over VCU, Sunday with a chance to make the Sweet 16 on the line. For Iona (27-8…

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