PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — La Salle University snapped a four-game losing streak on Sunday with an 87-64 win over Binghamton (see related story).  The Explorers are now 7-7 on the season as they get ready to open up play in the Atlantic 10 on Wednesday with a visit to George Washington.

Explorers’ head coach Dr. John Giannini says he is happy his team was able to grab that victory before getting into the grind of the conference schedule.

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“We played better.  It was a shame that we were struggling because we felt pretty good about the start that we got off to this year.  We felt like we had proven that we could play with anyone in the country, but we hit a bad ten-day stretch and it was good to get out of that,” he told KYW Newsradio on Tuesday.

Hear the entire interview with John Giannini in this CBS Philly podcast…

Giannini says getting George Washington in an A-10 opener is a challenge.

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“Coach (Karl) Hobbs has a very clear style of play. They are going to run, they are going to press, they are going to be very athletic, they are going to be extremely aggressive,” he said.  “The game is going to be played at a very high pace. And they play with confidence.”

The Colonials are 7-6 coming into this game.

Something to keep an eye on for La Salle: two Explorers are closing in on the 1,000-point plateaus for their careers.  Senior forward Jerrell Williams (in top photo) sits at 983 points heading into Wednesday night, and senior guard Ruben Guillandeaux is 38 points away from 1,000.

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Reported by Matt Leon, KYW Newsradio 1060.