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For second straight year, La Salle can’t quite solve the puzzle

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – La Salle was one of the more puzzling teams in college basketball this season. Explorers head coach John Giannini would certainly agree. With an experienced core of the roster, the Explorers had relatively lofty expectations placed … Continue reading

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La Salle battles Davidson, loses at the buzzer

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – Jerrell Wright lifted up his Rec Specs and crouched at the free throw line, sighing. Atlantic 10 Player of the Year Tyler Kalinosky proved his mightiness and broke La Salle’s hearts at the buzzer. Kalinosky took a dribble … Continue reading

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La Salle’s comeback bid against Rhode Island falls short, 59-56

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Danny Holdsman (@hooplove215) – All season long, it’s seemed like La Salle has been so close. Close to being a real contender in the Atlantic 10, close to pulling off a few impressive victories. And as … Continue reading

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Dominating defense steals the win for La Salle

Madison Elliott (@m_elliott95) – Great teams are measured not by how many points they can score, but how they can overcome anything when the going gets tough. That’s what La Salle did on Thursday night when things got rough against … Continue reading

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Wright leads La Salle to come-from-behind, 53-48 win over Saint Joseph’s

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – With La Salle down a point with under two minutes to play against city rival Saint Joseph’s, Explorers senior Jerrell Wright wasn’t going to let his Big 5 career end any other way. The Philadelphia native found himself double-teamed in the … Continue reading

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Explorers battle, but lose at Dayton

Tyler DeGiacomo (@DJock10) – DAYTON, Ohio–If you’re a fan of high-scoring, fast-paced, up-tempo basketball, then Wednesday night’s game between Dayton and La Salle was not for you. The Flyers would be victorious as they glided their way up and down … Continue reading

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Esho, UMass hold on to down La Salle 71-65

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Between La Salle’s young guards and experienced big men, the Explorers have shown they can score the ball fairly well. Until they get some consistency on the other end of the court, however, the struggles will continue. … Continue reading

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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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