By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – After losing two of three out in the Virgin Islands during the Paradise Jam, the La Salle Explorers are set to return home on Wednesday night to host Hartford.
La Salle is 3-4 on the season. Their last game in the Virgin Islands was a 65-50 loss to Northern Iowa back on November 25th.
“We’re happy November is over,” La Salle head coach Dr. John Giannini tells KYW Newsradio. “We didn’t play well, we’ve struggled. The most frustrating part of it is, we haven’t looked like ourselves. There’s a lot of reasons for that, all of them I think are fixable. When teams struggle for long periods of time, often they don’t have experience, they may have catastrophic injuries or they may have horrible chemistry. We have none of those types of problems. So hopefully we get better.”
One issue for La Salle simply has been they haven’t been making shots. For the season, the Explorers are shooting just 40% from the field and in the Northern Iowa loss they hit on just 31% of their attempts.
“Our last time out, we really lost some confidence,” Giannini says. “We started turning down good shots, which means you are going to end up taking bad ones and that is really a bad formula.”