PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Just one city basketball team is in action tonight.  La Salle will be home at Gola Arena to take on Prarie View A & M.

Explorers’ head coach Dr. John Giannini breaks down the Panthers:

“They’re small, they’re quick, they can shoot the ball. It seems like the three-point shot is a big deal in all the games we are seeing, and they can make threes.  So, hopefully if we can limit those opportunities we can win the game.”

Hear the entire Coach Giannini interview in this CBS Philly SportsPod…

The Explorers are 1-1 this season.  That loss came last time out as La Salle battled but fell short at #17 Baylor, 74-64.

Coach Giannini says he wants his players to learn how to make the plays that win games like that.

“Small things matter in basketball, and getting key stops is a big deal and avoiding key turnovers is a big deal,” he said.  “Our skill level in terms of shooting the ball needs to get a little bit better. Our effort is good, I think our talent is good, and with a little bit of improvement I think we can have a chance to win those games.”

Tip-off tonight at Gola Arena is 7:00 PM.

Reported by Matt Leon, KYW Newsradio 1060.

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