La Salle University
The Game of the Night in the city will be in North Philadelphia tonight, as Temple and La Salle battle.
After starting the season just 3-9, the La Salle University women’s basketball team in now on a roll, winning six in a row as they get ready for a Wednesday afternoon visit to Charlotte.
The grind of the Atlantic 10 schedule continues Wednesday evening for both Temple and La Salle, when the two city rivals face each other at the Liacouras Center.
The Explorers have won six straight, including impressive victories over a couple of conference contenders, Xavier and UMass.
After opening Atlantic-10 play on Wednesday night with an impressive win over Xavier, the La Salle Explorers will host another top conference team on Sunday afternoon as they welcome UMass to Gola Arena.
Jerrell Wright scored 21 points to lead La Salle in the rout of Central Connecticut State University on Thursday night.
La Salle is 7-4 heading into this one and the Blue Devils sit at 5-5, but Explorers’ head coach Dr. John Giannini says they present a difficult challenge.
Devon White scored 15 points to lead La Salle, which made just two of 14 from three-point range.
Last time we saw the La Salle Explorers, back on December 10th, they were beating Army at Gola Arena. That was their fifth straight win.
La Salle bolted to a 13-0 lead and carried a 48-28 advantage into halftime.
Earl Pettis led four La Salle players in double figures with 15 points.
The La Salle Explorers will try to move above .500 tonight as they host Northeastern at Gola Arena.
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The Explorers are in Western Pennsylvania to match up with the perennial Big East power, the University of Pittsburgh, after a win over JMU.
After that tough, 76-69 overtime loss to Villanova on Tuesday night, La Salle University will look to bounce back on Saturday afternoon.