By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The La Salle Explorers will look to keep on rolling on Wednesday when they host Dayton.
The Explorers are 11-4 (1-1) in the Atlantic 10 after beating Richmond on Saturday, 71-59.
La Salle played great defense in this one, particularly on Richmond guard Darien Brothers. A 51% shooter from three on the season, the Explorers held him to a 1-6 performance from behind the arc (2-13 overall, 7 points).
“I thought (junior guard) Sam Mills, in particular, did a great job on him,” La Salle head coach Dr. John Giannini tells KYW Newsradio. “But we did a lot of switching, so all our guards had a big part in that. It’s interesting, kind of the hidden heroes in this are our scout team kids. We have a couple walk-ons, and a couple red shirts and a couple veterans chipped in. Kids like (freshman guard) O.J. Lewis and (freshman center) Jermaine Davis and some of the older guys who don’t mind going out there and doing what they can to help their team, like (redshirt junior guard) Taylor Dunn and (redshirt senior center) Garvin Hunt. They did a great job preparing us. They picked up that Princeton offense (that Richmond runs) in a couple days and really got us ready for this game.”
Listen to Matt Leon’s interview with Dr. John Giannini: