La Salle 72, Dayton 70

Associated Press  |  Last updated January 16, 2013
Ramon Galloway scored 18 points to lead La Salle past Dayton 72-70 Wednesday night in an Atlantic 10 Conference matchup. Jerrell Wright scored 16, and Tyreek Duren crossed the 1,000th career-point mark, finishing with 14 points and six steals for La Salle (12-4, 2-1). Following two Galloway free throws and a layup by Duren to put the Explorers up 69-65 with a minute left, the Flyers' Matt Derenbecker cut the lead to 69-67 on two free throws with 38 seconds remaining. After two free throws from Galloway extended the lead to 71-67, Kevin Dillard answered for Dayton with a 3-pointer, making it a one-point game, 71-70, with 6 seconds remaining. Tyrone Garland's free throw pushed La Salle's lead to 72-70 with 5 seconds left, and Dillard missed a late 3-pointer to seal the victory for La Salle. Dyshawn Pierre and Vee Sanford scored 13 apiece for Dayton (10-7, 0-3).
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