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La Salle gets Syracuse transfer B.J. Johnson; adds 2015 forward

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – La Salle head coach John Giannini has done well in the past few years adding local talent who transfer home, and it continued on Monday. The Explorers will add former Syracuse wing B.J. Johnson, a 2013 … Continue reading

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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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Zack and Price propel La Salle past UMass

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – La Salle’s season is still alive. The Explorers were out-rebounded and out-shot by UMass, but John Giannini’s team is moving on to face top seed and Atlantic 10 Tournament rookies, Davidson. Guard Jordan Price, scoring a … Continue reading

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2015 Atlantic 10 Tournament Primer

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – In what is usually a wide-open conference tournament, the “sixth power conference” is likely to not disappoint yet again when its 14 teams get to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. The bottom four teams will open up play … Continue reading

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Saint Joseph’s outlasts La Salle, 55-50

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – It was an ugly basketball game. Saint Joseph’s and La Salle shot 30.0 percent and 31.5 percent, respectively, in what truly was a “first to 50 points wins” affair on Saint Joseph’s senior night. Leading 49-48 … 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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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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Tipping Off: Wednesday, February 11

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Welcome to Tipping Off, CoBL’s morning hub, where you can get all the information on today’s games while also catching up on the action from the previous day as well as various other things going on … Continue reading

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Tipping Off: Monday, February 9

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Welcome to Tipping Off, CoBL’s morning hub, where you can get all the information on today’s games while also catching up on the action from the previous day as well as various other things going on … 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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Jersey duo’s reunion at Rider spurring successful Broncs season

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Call it a lucky break. For Matt Lopez, for Anthony D’Orazio, and for Rider basketball. It was the spring of 2013, and Lopez–having just finished up a lackluster sophomore year at Utah State–was strongly considering leaving … Continue reading

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Albert: Bring Big 5 games back to the Palestra

By: Andrew Albert (@AndrewJAlbert01) — Less than 100 Saint Joseph’s fans littered the stands at Tom Gola Arena, sporting their maroon and white, ready to cheer on their Hawks. It was the last Big 5 game of the year, Villanova … 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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Explorers use defense to lock up win at Conwell-Egan

Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) — Conwell-Egan junior guard Stevie Jordan  had everything going in his favor in the first half. Jordan was red-hot and the Eagles were up as much as nine on the reigning PIAA AAAA runners up, La Salle. Situations … 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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Life Center’s Carter raking in offers since return from injury

Tom Reifsnyder (@tom_reifsnyder) – Traci Carter isn’t where he wants to be. The senior guard scored 17 points for Life Center Academy (2-6) in a loss to Pope John XXIII (2-0) at the Mary Kline Winter Classic on Sunday afternoon. Carter … Continue reading

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Tipping Off: Tuesday, December 16

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Welcome to Tipping Off, CoBL’s daily hub where you can get all the information on today’s games while also catching up on the action from the previous day as well as various other things going on … 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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La Salle defeats Drexel, 65-55

Aron Minkoff (@AronMinkoff) — La Salle put an end to a rough four game losing streak with a decisive 65-55 victory over Drexel, marking the Explorers’ first win since defeating St. Francis-Brooklyn on November 25. La Salle was in control the … Continue reading

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Tipping Off: Saturday, Dec. 13

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Welcome to Tipping Off, CoBL’s mostly-daily hub where you can get all the information on today’s games while also catching up on the action from the previous day as well as various other things going on … Continue reading

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Shorthanded LaSalle handles Germantown Academy

Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) — With star big man Dave Krmpotich and lead guard Kitt-Najee Walls suspended for Tuesday night’s nonleague showdown with two-time defending Inter-Ac Champ Germantown Academy, the LaSalle High School Explorers weren’t given much of a chance to … Continue reading

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Tipping Off: Sunday, December 7

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Welcome to Tipping Off, CoBL’s daily hub where you can get all the information on today’s games while also catching up on the action from the previous day as well as various other things going on … Continue reading

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