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December 24, 2008 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Disgusted at watching Mount St. Mary's carve up La Salle's man-to-man defense for the first 28 minutes of the game, Explorers coach John Giannini dialed up the zone, a defense his team doesn't play much, to try to cool off the opponent. Talk about Christmas magic. The Explorers held the Mountaineers to 2-of-10 shooting and forced three turnovers in the final eight minutes to pick up a 65-59 victory last night at Tom Gola Arena. The Explorers (6-5) trailed by nine points early in the second half and by 48-43 with 11 minutes, 24 seconds to play before Giannini decided to go zone after the half's second media time-out, with the Mountaineers shooting 52.5 percent from the floor at that point.
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November 13, 1998 | By Joe Juliano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For the last five years, the La Salle Explorers have been the nomads of the Big Five. They've had two different conferences, three different home courts, about a dozen different practice sites. The lack of stability has hurt the team's chemistry and recruiting. See it here: five consecutive losing seasons, a .355 winning percentage in that span, fewer than 10 wins in two of the last three seasons. Now, firmly established in the Atlantic Ten Conference, the Explorers can unpack the gym bags and enjoy the daily routine, just like most college teams in the country.
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November 14, 2006 | INQUIRER STAFF REPORT
LaSalle men's basketball coach John Giannini has received a contract extension through the 2010-11 season, the school announced yesterday. "Dr. John [Giannini] took over our men's basketball program at a critical time and has proven to be the right man for the job," LaSalle athletic director Thomas Brennan said. Last year, in just his second season as head coach, Giannini led the Explorers to an 18-10 record and a third-place finish in the Atlantic Ten - their highest mark since joining the conference in 1995-96.
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November 24, 2009
Turnovers proved costly as the La Salle women's basketball team fell, 56-43, last night at Wichita State. The Explorers committed 27 turnovers in the loss. Morgan Robertson led La Salle (1-4) with 11 points, and Tara Lapetina scored nine. The Explorers next play at 1 p.m. Sunday when they host Lehigh at Tom Gola Arena.
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December 18, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the aftermath of a 68-66 overtime loss to American at Tom Gola Arena on Tuesday, La Salle's players said all the right things. They credited their foes with playing hard, making tough shots and shooting the ball at better than 48 percent from the field. But when La Salle coach John Giannini had the last word, he acknowledged what everyone in the arena saw. The Explorers were not ready to play. "You can't not be ready to play and beat a team like American, especially when they are shooting the ball the way they are. We weren't ready to play," Giannini said.
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December 29, 2009
Who: La Salle (7-4) vs. Cornell (9-2) When: 4 o'clock Where: Tom Gola Arena TV/Radio: None/WHAT (1340-AM) Who: Drexel (6-6) vs. Rhode Island (9-1) When: 7 o'clock Where: Daskalakis Athletic Center TV/Radio: Comcast Network/ www.drexeldragons.com Who: Saint Joseph's (4-6) at Siena (7-4) When: 7 o'clock Where: Times Union Center, Albany, N.Y. TV/Radio: None/WNTP (990-AM)
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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.
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November 12, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia University had built an exhibition reputation for itself this month, taking on Division I schools, beating James Madison and taking a one-point lead at Pittsburgh before losing by 11. On Monday night, La Salle clearly took Herb Magee's Division II Rams seriously, and the Explorers looked energized defensively from the start, grabbing a quick 18-4 lead at Tom Gola Arena on their way to a 79-61 victory in the final exhibition for both...
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January 7, 2010
Who: Xavier (8-5) at La Salle (7-6) When: 7 o'clock Where: Tom Gola Arena TV/Radio: None/WHAT (1340-AM) Notes: This is the Atlantic 10 opener for both schools. Xavier has won the last three conference regular-season titles . . . Game features the top two scorers in the league with Xavier's Jordan Crawford (19.2 ppg.) and La Salle's Rodney Green (18.9) . . . La Salle is 17th nationally in three-point percentage (.410) and first in the A-10 . . . Abington Friends product Jason Love leads the Musketeers in rebounding (9.4 per game)
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December 21, 2009
La Salle staved off a second-half rally to beat Rider, 55-54, in a women's basketball game yesterday at Alumni Gymnasium in Lawrenceville, N.J. Tara Lapetina, Danielle Mickiewicz and Ashley Gale (12 rebounds) scored nine points apiece for La Salle (3-7), which led 28-23 at the half. Caitlin Bopp (12 points, 15 rebounds) led Rider (2-7). The Explorers host Villanova at the Tom Gola Arena tomorrow at 1 p.m. In another game: At Temple, Laura Sweeney and Maria Getty fueled a 44-32 Villanova upset of the Owls.
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February 5, 2016 | By Jeff Neiburg, For The Inquirer
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.
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February 5, 2016 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, For the Daily News
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.
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January 11, 2016 | By Andrew Albert, For The Inquirer
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.
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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.
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December 7, 2015 | By Tom Reifsnyder, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
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December 4, 2015 | BY TOM REIFSNYDER, Daily News Staff Writer reifsnt@phillynews.com
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.
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November 25, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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November 19, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Tom Gola Arena has been a safe place for the La Salle Explorers when nonconference opponents have visited in recent years. They have held serve more often than not, and Tuesday night was no different. The Explorers deployed a stingy defense - finishing the game with 11 steals - and used a balanced offensive attack to win their 24th home nonconference game in 28 outings. They raced out to a 20-point second-half lead and cruised past Metro Athletic Conference opponent Rider, 73-60. Jordan Price, who opened the season with a 27-point performance in the Explorers' 78-76 win over Towson, scored 28 points Tuesday on 11-of-22 shooting.
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November 16, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
When La Salle guard Amar Stukes went to the bench Saturday after fouling out, the Explorers were down to their last five scholarship players for the final 8 minutes, 54 seconds of their physical, season-opening game against Towson. With Yevgen Sakhniuk - a 6-foot-7 sophomore from Ukraine who was making his debut - saddled with four personal fouls, it appeared as if the Explorers might have to go to their last available player, popular junior walk-on Hank Davis, who played in just three games a season ago. But Sakhniuk stayed on the court the rest of the way. The Explorers kept grinding, got some big plays from Johnnie Shuler and Jordan Price in the final minute, and defeated the Tigers, 78-76, before an enthusiastic crowd of 3,400 at Tom Gola Arena.
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March 14, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - La Salle shrugged off a rough start against a Massachusetts team that seemed to have its number, but the Explorers kept their basketball season alive. Ninth-seeded La Salle trailed by as many as nine points in the first half, but sophomore guard Jordan Price finished with 28 points to spark a 76-69 victory over the eighth-seeded Minutemen in the second round of the Atlantic Ten tournament Thursday at the Barclays Center. The Explorers (17-15) will meet top-seeded Davidson in a quarterfinal Friday at noon.
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