By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The La Salle Explorers will open Atlantic-10 play on Thursday night as they welcome George Washington to Gola Arena.
La Salle is 7-6 on the season and they come into this match-up with some momentum after beating Penn last time out on Saturday, 76-57.
“We played well,” La Salle head coach Dr. John Giannini tells KYW Newsradio. “There is nothing unique about it. I’ve mentioned all along that (senior guard) Tyreek Duren is starting to come back into form and (forward) Jerrell Wright had a great game. We really defended, we really rebounded. So we just played good basketball, we played very hard and it was a good step for us.”
Duren was really hampered early in the season by plantar fasciitis in his right heel, but now he’s looking healthier and that makes life a lot better for the Explorers.