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La Salle Knocks Off Bonnies, 75-73, in Double OT

(Steve Weingarten.  Photo provided)

(Steve Weingarten. Photo provided)

OLEAN, N.Y. (AP) - Steve Weingarten hit the go-ahead three-pointer with 32 seconds left in the second overtime as 10th-seeded La Salle University knocked off seventh-seeded St. Bonaventure, 75-73, on Tuesday night to reach the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament.

The Explorers (15-17), who will play #2 seed Temple on Friday, trailed by 14 in regulation and overcame a seven-point deficit with 1:22 left in the first overtime.

The Bonnies (16-14) led 71-67 with 3:04 remaining, then Jerrell Williams, who paced La Salle with 19 points, made a layup and Tyreek Duren’s two free throws tied it with 2:32 left.

After Michael Davenport hit two foul shots to push St. Bonaventure ahead with 42 seconds to go, Weingarten hit his 3.

Ruben Guillandeaux added 18 points for the Explorers, including the tying shots in regulation and the first OT.

Andrew Nicholson’s 30 points led the Bonnies.

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