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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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Penn State Preview: La Salle (Nov. 19)

Austin Lederman (@AustinLederman) – (Ed. Note: This preview looks at Tuesday night’s Penn State vs. La Salle matchup from the Nittany Lions’ point of view. For a preview from the Explorers’ angle, check out Andrew Albert and Josh Verlin’s story here.) … Continue reading

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La Salle fights to a 73-67 win over Quinnipiac

Andrew Albert (@andrewjalbert01) – It is not often a Division I team starts a game before noon. It is very rare to finish a game before the clock strikes noon. La Salle did both, and managed to come away with a … Continue reading

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VCU picked to win Atlantic 10, La Salle 3rd

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Virginia Commonwealth was picked to win the Atlantic 10 men’s basketball title in 2013-14, the league announced on Tuesday. Saint Louis and La Salle were picked second and third, respectively, while Saint Joseph’s finished fifth by … Continue reading

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How can La Salle take the next step?

Lee Kunkel (@Kunkel5) – Last season the La Salle Explorers reached new heights under head coach John Giannini. They reached the Sweet 16, won at mid-major power VCU, beat Butler at home, took out Penn State, Villanova, and for the … Continue reading

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2013-14 Season Primer: La Salle Explorers

Andrew Albert (@andrewjalbert01) – (This is part of CoBL’s 2013-14 season preview. For the college preview hub, including links to more stories on the Explorers, click here) 2013-14 La Salle Season Primer Coach: John Giannini, 10th season (143-138, .509) Last Year: 24-10 … Continue reading

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Washington’s trip leads to a commitment

Andrew Albert (@andrewjalbert01) – Tony Washington didn’t find out about La Salle’s Sweet 16 run until a few days later “We don’t even have TV here to watch the games,” Washington said. “But I heard about that when I watched the … Continue reading

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La Salle adds 2013 forward Tony Washington

Andrew Albert (@andrewjalbert01) – La Salle picked up a commitment on Tuesday afternoon, as Class of 2013 forward Tony Washington of the Miller School announced he would be playing for the Explorers. The 6-foot-10 power forward also had interest from South Florida and … Continue reading

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Ramon Galloway leaves La Salle a changed program

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – In so many ways, Ramon Galloway was the missing piece of the puzzle for La Salle. A Philadelphia native who’d taken quite a journey to wearing an Explorers uniform, Galloway helped the Explorers do the unthinkable. … Continue reading

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La Salle’s NCAA run ends with loss to Wichita State

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – LOS ANGELES–La Salle’s magical run through the NCAA Tournament came to an end on Thursday night in Los Angeles. Malcolm Armstead scored 18 points to lead nine-seed Wichita State as the Shockers dominated the Explorers for … Continue reading

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Wright anchoring La Salle’s Elite 8 hopes

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – La Salle’s three-headed monster of a guard trio has rightfully gotten a lot of press as the Explorers advanced to the Sweet 16. While senior Ramon Galloway and juniors Tyreek Duren and Ty Garland certainly deserve … Continue reading

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Sweet 16 Preview: Scouting the Shockers

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – La Salle is just two days away from the basketball team’s biggest game in a half-century. For four days they are focused on learning all they can about Wichita State. Here’s all the need-to-know information about … Continue reading

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Galloway remains focused during tournament run

Andrew Albert (@andrewjalbert01) –- The NCAA Tournament can be intimidating for those who have not been before. The uniformity of everything from the black curtains and NCAA-sanctioned cups to the rules about the time spent using basketballs–it certainly has the ability … Continue reading

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