January 5, 2012 |
La Salle proved it is for real. The Explorers, picked to finish 13th in the 14-team Atlantic Ten, recorded a convincing 80-70 conference-opening win over preseason favorite Xavier on Wednesday night at Tom Gola Arena in one of the program's best wins in recent memory. The Explorers (11-4, 1-0 A-10) won their fourth straight and ninth in 10 games while showing they are legitimate after putting together an impressive out-of-conference record that came against a soft schedule.
March 7, 2014 |
TYREEK DUREN dribbled the ball to the deep corner and heaved up a three. The senior leaned to the left to try to guide the ball into the hoop and save La Salle's senior night. "I thought for sure it was going in. It looked good," Duren said. The shot went off the rim and out, and so did the Explorers' chances of winning as they fell to George Mason, 59-57, last night at Tom Gola Arena. La Salle held a 56-55 lead after a Tyrone Garland floater graced the bottom of the basket, but could not get a stop on the defensive end of the floor, conceding the lead back to the Patriots.
February 19, 2012 |
AMHERST, Mass. - If Terrell Vinson's sneakers were one inch shorter, Massachusetts and La Salle would have gone into overtime last night in an Atlantic Ten Conference game. La Salle led, 72-69, when UMass' Vinson buried a jumper at the buzzer that looked as if it might be a game-tying three-pointer. But after reviewing replays, the officials ruled it was a two-pointer, which meant La Salle had prevailed, 72-71. "I thought it looked close to be a three," La Salle coach John Giannini said.
July 10, 1991 |
La Salle coach Speedy Morris was hoping to replace last season's dream backcourt of Doug Overton and Randy Woods with another dream pair - Woods and Southern High's Kareem Townes. It won't happen. Townes has failed to attain the necessary 700 on his Scholastic Aptitude Test and won't be able to play this season under the guidelines of Proposition 48. "I knew I was going to pass," said Townes, who was confident and took SAT tutoring right up until the end of school. "But it ain't going to kill me. It's all part of the learning process.
August 31, 2014 |
Even after a stellar opening performance, La Salle's Kyle Shurmur wanted to talk about the things he needed to improve on as a quarterback moving forward. "Numbers are numbers," the 6-foot-4, 215-pound senior said after throwing for 338 yards and four touchdowns in Friday's night's 29-7 triumph over host North Penn in Lansdale. "We can't stall on drives like we did at times. That's on me. " Shurmur, who is ticketed for Vanderbilt, connected on 23 of 36 attempts. In the first half, he was 16 for 22 for 225 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
February 2, 2012 |
Ramon Galloway didn't look comfortable from his front row perch, but the spot wasn't completely foreign. Hindered by foul trouble, the La Salle guard sat on the bench for five minutes early in the second half. It was the same padded seat he was in for the final three minutes of the first half. When Galloway returned, with him came a sense of energy that the Explorers used to turn back Charlotte, 85-72, on Wednesday night at Tom Gola Arena. "He's walking energy," said Explorers coach John Giannini.
March 3, 2013 |
Many college basketball coaches like to limit talk about a possible NCAA invitation because they fear their players will lose sight of the opponent right in front of them. Not La Salle's John Giannini. "The way to get to the NCAA tournament is to win games, and [our players] understand that," Giannini said Saturday after the Explorers took care of business with a 97-64 drubbing of Duquesne at Tom Gola Arena. "Frankly I'm surprised no one wouldn't understand it. It's just plain as day. You've got to win. " La Salle (20-7, 10-4 Atlantic Ten)
February 21, 2013
SCORES AREA WOMEN Saint Joseph's 68, La Salle 31 Xavier 54, Temple 53 NATIONAL MEN EAST Army 77, Colgate 63 Boston U. 79, Albany (NY) 69 George Mason 79, Hofstra 50 George Washington 68, Fordham 60 Georgetown 90, DePaul 66 Hartford 49, New Hampshire 44 Lafayette 79, Holy Cross 76 Navy 50, American U. 44 Northeastern 66, James Madison 64 St. Bonaventure 99, UMass 94 St. John's 69, South Florida 54 Syracuse 84, Providence 59 Vermont 73, Maine 61 Xavier 55, Rhode Island 42 SOUTH Alabama 64, Mississippi St. 56 Coll.