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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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La Salle falls short on senior day to George Mason, 59-57

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – A talented La Salle senior class saw its career at Tom Gola Arena end the same way its final season has gone–not with a bang, but with a whimper. In a see-saw game, it was George … Continue reading

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Explorers find shooting stroke in win over Bonnies

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – La Salle had been due for a game like this. The Explorers have suffered multiple close losses all season, losing to Manhattan in double-overtime and to a ranked Saint Louis team, thanks to last-second heroics by Jordair … 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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Explorers let huge opportunity slip away to VCU

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – One year after a big win at Virginia Commonwealth helped propel La Salle deep into the NCAA Tournament, a heartbreaking home collapse to the Rams could have long-lasting consequences on the current Explorers season. After a … Continue reading

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La Salle falls to VCU in double overtime, 97-89

Andrew Albert (@AndrewJAlbert01) – With just over two minutes remaining in the second overtime, Briante Weber stood near mid court, let out a big scream and pointed to the VCU following that littered the upper seats at Tom Gola Arena. Rob … 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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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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La Salle Preview: Miami (FL.) (Dec. 22)

Andrew Albert (@AndrewJAlbert01) – La Salle @ Miami (Fl.) When: Sunday, December 22, 3:00 PM Where: BankUnited Center, Miami, Fl. RPI: La Salle 118, Miami (Fl.) 141 KenPom: La Salle 94, Miami (Fl.) 103 In a sentence… For the second straight … 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 Preview: Villanova (Dec. 15)

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – (Ed. Note: This preview looks at Sunday’s Big 5 matchup between Villanova and La Salle from an Explorers point of view. For Josh Verlin’s look from the Wildcat angle, click here.) La Salle (5-4) @ No. … 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 Preview: Stony Brook (Dec. 7)

Andrew Albert (@AndrewJAlbert01) – Stony Brook vs. La Salle When: Saturday, December 7, 11:00 a.m. Where: Madison Square Garden In a sentence…La Salle looks to get above .500 against a high powered Stony Brook offense under the bright lights at Madison … Continue reading

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