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Palestra serves as main attraction in Big 5

Anthony Bellino (@Bellino_Anthony) – Since it opened in 1927, the Palestra has hosted more games than any other college basketball venue. In 2014, the allure of the building and the tradition behind it are stronger than ever. Big 5 teams, … Continue reading

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Temple holds off La Salle 58-57

Jack Goodwillie (@jackgoodwillie) — It’s normally dangerous for a player to rely so heavily on shooting the basketball. Shooting slumps can strike at any time, and when a player is off, it can really hurt his team’s shooting percentage, and, … Continue reading

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Villanova stays undefeated, handles La Salle 84-70

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Last year, ‘Nova won its four Big 5 games by an average of 22.5 points per game, an absolute domination of a city series that’s usually ultra-competitive no matter how the rest of the season is … Continue reading

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La Salle can’t complete comeback against No. 8 Virginia

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Josh Einbinder-Schatz (@ironicJosh) – After an undefeated start to the season, La Salle got a dose of reality at the hands of No. 8 Virginia. The Cavaliers shut the Explorers down for large stretches of the … Continue reading

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La Salle takes down St. Francis Terriers, 73-60

Andrew Albert (@AndrewJAlbert01) — Jordan Price has been La Salle’s leading scorer all season, but many still have not been happy with his play. Coming into Tuesday night, the transfer from Auburn was shooting just 28 percent from the floor, … Continue reading

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Four observations: La Salle/Saint Peter’s

Andrew Albert (@AndrewJAlbert01) — La Salle moved to 3-0 on the season with a 59-50 win over Saint Peter’s of the MAAC. Here are four observations from the win. Defense puts best foot forward Yes, it was ugly. Neither team … Continue reading

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Price leads Explorers to win at Quinnipiac; Wright injured

Tyler DeGiacomo (@DJock10) – La Salle’s Jordan Price walked to the free throw line with three seconds left and the game tied at 58. The sophomore guard was thrust into the spotlight after senior Jerrell Wright went down with a … Continue reading

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Four Observations: La Salle/Colgate

Andrew Albert (@AndrewJAlbert01) Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & – La Salle grinded out a 57-52 victory over Colgate in its home opener on Saturday afternoon. While it was not pretty, there were still a few things to take away from a … Continue reading

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La Salle fights off poor shooting, Colgate 57-52

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – After losing close game after close game last year, La Salle head coach John Giannini wasn’t concerned with the specifics of a close win. La Salle fought off a tough challenge from Colgate thanks to a double-double by … Continue reading

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Virginia Commonwealth unanimous choice to win A-10

Andrew Albert (@AndrewJAlbert01) – As expected, Virginia Commonwealth, led by coach Shaka Smart, was picked unanimously as the team to beat in the Atlantic 10 conference for 2014-15. The Rams bring back stud defensive guard Briante Weber, who has a shot … Continue reading

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Zack, Wright looking to dominate for La Salle

Andrew Albert (@AndrewJAlbert01) — (Ed. Note: This article is part of CoBL’s 2014-15 College Season Preview, which will run from October 3-November 14, the first day of games. For the complete rundown, click here) La Salle’s season ended last year … Continue reading

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2014-15 Season Primer: La Salle Explorers

Andrew Albert (@AndrewJAlbert01) – (Ed. Note: This article is part of CoBL’s 2014-15 College Season Preview, which will run from October 3-November 14, the first day of games. For the complete rundown, click here) 2014-15 La Salle Explorers Season Primer … Continue reading

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Yevgen Sakhniuk brings Euro flavor to Explorers

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Unlike many young European ballplayers who dream of coming to the United States one day to play college basketball, Yevgen Sakhniuk wasn’t thinking that big. “I wanted to come to America just to see the country … Continue reading

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CoBL Notebook: La Salle/Saint Joseph’s

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Here are a few additional notes and quotes from Saint Joseph’s 75-64 win over La Salle at Tom Gola Arena on Saturday afternoon: SJU Wins Frontcourt Battle Coming into the game, there was a lot of … Continue reading

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Jett’s layup puts La Salle away

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – La Salle has been here before. With the clock running down and the ball in the opponent’s hands, the Explorers couldn’t do anything about it. This time, it was Jordair Jett putting the dagger into the game, … Continue reading

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Philly trio powers La Salle to 74-68 win over Temple

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Not a single player on La Salle’s roster was around the last time the Explorers beat city rival Temple, a seven-point win at the Liacouras Center back on Feb. 26, 2009. Senior guard Tyreek Duren was … Continue reading

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Temple Preview: La Salle (Jan. 18)

Anthony Bellino (@Bellino_Anthony) – Temple (5-10, 0-5) vs. La Salle (10-6, 3-0) When: Saturday, January 18th, 12 PM Where: The Palestra, Philadelphia, Pa. RPI: Temple 157, La Salle 74 KenPom: Temple 136, La Salle 77 In a Sentence… Temple looks … Continue reading

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La Salle Preview: Temple (Jan. 18)

Lee Kunkel (@Kunkel5) – Temple (5-10, 0-5) vs. La Salle (10-6, 3-0) When: Saturday, January 18th, 12 PM Where: The Palestra, Philadelphia, Pa. RPI: Temple 157, La Salle 74 KenPom: Temple 141, La Salle 78 In a Sentence… La Salle looks to extend their season long … Continue reading

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La Salle tops Rhode Island, moves to 3-0 in A-10 play

Lee Kunkel (@Kunkel5) – La Salle turned to three upperclassmen as they looked to get to 3-0 in Atlantic-10 play, and those three delivered. Sam Mills, Jerrell Wright, and Tyreek Duren all starred in the Explorers 72-62 win over Rhode Island, … Continue reading

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La Salle handles Penn, 76-57

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) — La Salle cruised to victory against Penn and recorded its first Big 5 victory this season by a final score of 76-57. The Explorers led by as many at 36 in the second half. “I think … Continue reading

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Zack dominates as La Salle takes Wagner, 80-54

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – An early cushion never went away for La Salle, as a big night from the frontcourt powered the Explorers in a 80-54 win over Wagner at Tom Gola Arena on Thursday night. A 15-2 run in … Continue reading

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Villanova stays undefeated in Big 5, topples La Salle

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – In the span of 11 days, Villanova went from having not played in a Big 5 game to being just one win away from capturing its first city title in three years. Darrun Hilliard led the … Continue reading

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La Salle pushes past Stony Brook in second half 65-57

Andrew Albert (@AndrewJAlbert01) – It is not often that a team can shoot less than 30 percent from the floor in a half and walk away with a victory away from home. That is exactly what La Salle did in Madison … Continue reading

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La Salle grinds out much needed win over Hartford

Ben Feld (@bfeldo) – Despite inconsistencies and continued outside shooting woes, La Salle battled and proved to be too much for Hartford. Leading by as many as 17, the explorers got a much needed win, 75-62, in their return to … Continue reading

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La Salle Preview: Hartford (Dec. 4)

Ben Feld (@bfeldo) – La Salle (3-4) vs. Hartford (2-6) When: Wednesday, December 4th – 7 p.m. Where: Tom Gola Arena, Philadelphia, PA In a sentence: La Salle looks to right the ship as they return home to face a … Continue reading

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