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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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La Salle can’t hold on at home against Davidson

Dan Newhart (@danny_newhart) – Davidson University was established in 1837, La Salle 26 years later in 1863. Despite the universities’ storied histories, their basketball programs met only one time prior to Saturday afternoon’s matchup. After turning down a chance to … 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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La Salle picks up first A-10 win, downs George Washington

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Twelve minutes into an Atlantic 10 showdown between La Salle and George Washington, the ball had only gone through GW’s bucket once. And that was off the fingertips of La Salle’s Steve Zack. The Explorers had … 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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Roberts starting to adjust to La Salle lineup

Madison Elliott (@m_elliott95) – Cleon Roberts has been waiting to make a name for himself in his first season at La Salle. The redshirt sophomore, a transfer from Georgia Southern, is finally starting to warm up after his year on the … 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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Rider’s Lopez ready for his final stop in his college journey

Jack Fritz (@Jack_Fritz34) – Matt Lopez’s college journey has been one for the ages. After attending Washington Township High School in southern New Jersey, Lopez decided to stay home for college, attending La Salle University. Halfway into his redshirt freshman … 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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La Salle handles Philly U, 79-61 in exhibition

Madison Elliott (@M_Elliott95) – La Salle jumped out to an early lead and coasted to an easy win in its only exhibition game of the season against Philadelphia University, 79-61, on Monday at the Tom Gola Arena. La Salle started … Continue reading

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Price hoping to continue La Salle’s trend of transfer success

Madison Elliott (@M_Elliott95) – (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) It seems that La Salle’s top … Continue reading

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Stukes ready to put year of preparation to good use

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (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) Ask enough high school basketball recruits … 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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Duren’s replacement key to La Salle’s maintaining success

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – As far as La Salle head coach John Giannini is concerned, Tyreek Duren wasn’t his team’s starting point guard for the last four years. Sure, Duren did start all 132 games he played in during his … Continue reading

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Podcast of Basketball Love: Episode 37

After an eventful first July live period, Josh Verlin (@jmverlin), Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) and Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) talk about local and national risers from various events from the past week. Our first guest on the show is Eric Hampford (@Future150EricH), … Continue reading

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Updated CoBL D-I Recruiting Needs: Part 1

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (Ed. Note: This piece originally ran May 19. We’ve updated it to include recent commitments with the July live periods just days away) With the vast majority of recruiting for 2014 over and done with, Division … Continue reading

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La Salle releases 2014-15 non-conference schedule

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – La Salle became the second Philadelphia school to release its non-conference portion of the schedule, joining Atlantic 10 partner Saint Joseph’s with the reveal of a 13-game section of the 2014-15 slate on Wednesday morning. Things … Continue reading

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Rowan reunion as Giannini, Stewart elected to PASCCA Hall of Fame

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – For one night, the Philadelphia Area Small College Coaches Association’s annual Senior Banquet and Hall of Fame Induction turned into a Rowan basketball reunion. More than a dozen former Profs players and coaches, along with family … Continue reading

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