By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The La Salle Explorers play their third straight home game to open the season on Saturday as they welcome Siena to Gola Arena.
La Salle split its first two games. A double-overtime loss to Manhattan was followed by a 73-67 win on Tuesday in a rare 9:00am tip-off against Quinnipiac.
“We really didn’t have many surprises,” La Salle head coach Dr. John Giannini tells KYW Newsradio. “We knew Manhattan was poised for a special year. They are extremely veteran, very deep, very talented. They were tremendous. We’re disappointed with some of the things we did. But we bounced back nicely against Quinnipiac. They were number #1 or #2 in every rebounding statistic you could dream of last year. So they presented a challenge and we responded nicely.”