By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It’s off to Los Angeles for the La Salle Explorers.
Their run in the NCAA Tournament continues after a dramatic 76-74 win over Ole Miss, Sunday night in Kansas City. The Explorers now match-up with Wichita State on Thursday night in the ‘Sweet 16’.
The Explorers third win in five days in the tournament wasn’t decided until Tyrone Garland hit a scoop lay-up with two seconds left, snapping a 74-74 tie. The Explorers haven’t been this deep into the tournament since 1955.
“I think for the guys, it’s absolutely tremendous,” La Salle head coach Dr. John Giannini told KYW Newsradio on Monday. “It’s what players strive for. Everyone wants to be in the NCAA Tournament and win and advance and have a chance to go to the Final Four. It’s just great for the players, it’s great for the La Salle community.”