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.
November 19, 2015 |
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.
November 16, 2015 |
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.
March 14, 2015 |
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.