February 29, 2016 |
Jordan Price often found himself thinking about "Uncle Johnny" as he led La Salle to its 76-68 win against George Mason on Saturday. Just a few hours before the 2 p.m. tipoff at Tom Gola Arena, the Explorers' guard attended the funeral for Johnny Harris, a close family friend who died Tuesday. "I just wanted to come out here and just play for him and honor him," Price, 21, said minutes after his game-high 24 points keyed last-place La Salle to just its third win in Atlantic Ten play.
February 26, 2016 |
Everything is relative with this season's La Salle team, which has dealt with six- and 10-game losing streaks and had won just twice since Thanksgiving weekend. Trying to win two of three (even if the middle game was a 40-point loss) may not seem like much, but when you are closing on 20 losses, any good news is a positive. When the game turned toward Fordham in the second half Wednesday night at Tom Gola Arena and the Rams built a 10-point lead, a comeback, given all that had gone down, did not seem very likely.
February 19, 2016 |
ON PAPER, La Salle was due for another blowout loss Wednesday night. Losers of 10 straight games - all by double digits - and 17 of 18 overall, the Explorers faced a St. Bonaventure squad that had won five straight, was 17-6 overall and on the NCAA Tournament bubble. Good thing for the Explorers that the game was played on wood inside Tom Gola Arena. Somehow, the Explorers overcame their 17 turnovers (to just 11 for the Bonnies), a 4-minute, 59-second stretch midway through the second half in which they didn't score a basket, and still came away with an impressive, 71-64 Atlantic 10 win. "Obviously we beat a very good team who's been playing very well and we gave a great effort," La Salle coach John Giannini said.
February 5, 2016 |
With their matching white headbands, dark shoes and white socks, Korey Billbury and Jordan Price looked like twins wearing different colors on the floor of Tom Gola Arena. For large portions of the game, wherever Price was on the La Salle offensive end, Billbury stood right with him, making it nearly impossible to get the ball in the hands of La Salle's leading scorer, let alone get him a good look at the basket. Virginia Commonwealth, the top team in the Atlantic Ten, knew the best way to beat the Explorers, the league's cellar-dweller: keep the league's second-leading scorer off the scoreboard as much as possible.
February 5, 2016 |
WITH THEIR matching white headbands, dark shoes and white socks, Korey Billbury and Jordan Price looked like twins wearing different colors on the floor of Tom Gola Arena. For large portions of the game, wherever Price was on the La Salle offensive end, Billbury stood right with him, making it nearly impossible to get the ball in the hands of La Salle's leading scorer, let alone get him a good look at the basket. Virginia Commonwealth, the top team in the Atlantic 10, knew the best way to beat the Explorers, the league's cellar-dweller: keep the league's second-leading scorer off the scoreboard as much as possible.
January 11, 2016 |
For much of Saturday's contest between La Salle and No. 25 Dayton, there was no action. Players were standing still for chunks of time - by design. The undermanned Explorers were forced into a slow, methodical game plan, but it worked. La Salle snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 61-57 win over the Flyers at Tom Gola Arena. La Salle (5-8, 1-2 Atlantic Ten) had just seven scholarship players available for the game, so it went back to the plan it used to start the season 4-0. At the start of almost every possession, an Explorers guard dribbled until the shot clock reached around 10 seconds, with no intention of making a play.
December 18, 2015
NORTH TEXAS 69, LA SALLE 63 The Explorers couldn't complete a late comeback in their loss at Tom Gola Arena on Wednesday night. La Salle's Amy Griffin had a career-high 26 points, going 7-for-17 from the field and 10-for-12 from the foul line. Griffin and Jasmine Alston both grabbed a team-high six rebounds. The Explorers got to within 63-61 game on an Iyonna Crenshaw free throw with 1:05 left. Micahya Owens picked up a career-high seven steals to go with 16 points.
December 7, 2015 |
The Drexel Dragons have waited a long time to feel the thrill of victory in a regular-season college basketball game. To be exact, it had been 281 days since Bruiser Flint's squad prevailed at William and Mary in late February to halt a four-game losing streak at the end of their tumultuous, injury-ridden 2014-15 campaign. Roughly three-quarters of a year later, the Dragons got back in the victory column with a 66-53 win over City Six rival La Salle on Saturday at Tom Gola Arena, ending their six-game losing streak to start the season.
December 4, 2015 |
DOWN SIX points to visiting Hofstra with just over two minutes to play, La Salle's Jordan Price - the nation's fifth-leading scorer at 25 points per game - had that look in his eye; the look all great scorers have when they're in the zone. Price rejected a screen, took a step back and drained his sixth three of the game from the top of the key, prompting a timeout as the Pride clung to a three-point lead. When Hofstra's leading scorer, fifth-year senior Juan'ya Green, walked back to his bench, Pride coach Joe Mihalich smiled in Green's direction and offered some words of consolation to his best player.
November 25, 2015 |
Jordan Price is going to have those nights when he's not going to feel it the way he did Monday against Lafayette. And on those nights, the natural scorer's game is going to be more diversified. Monday, though, was a night for offense. Scoring at will, the 6-foot-5 redshirt junior notched his season high for a third straight game, scoring 33 points to lead La Salle (3-0) to a 83-75 nonconference win over Lafayette at Tom Gola Arena. The outing was one point shy of the career-high 34 he scored last season in a double-overtime victory at Virginia Commonwealth.