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Hawks soar past Explorers

On the day where La Salle forward Jerrell Wright scored his 1,000 point, St. Joe’s played spoilers and defeated the Explorers 75-64. The Hawks built an early lead on the backs of Halil Kanacevic, nine first half points, and Ronald Roberts, Jr., 12 first half points.  They were unstoppable in the paint and the Explorers had no answer for them.  Wright was in foul trouble the first...
Via Fightin For Philly
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

La Salle Falls to George Washington

La Salle lost by 22, 69-47. It was not pretty.  They did not play play well. They shot 27 percent from the floor, only making 15 shots. They had 13 turnovers, compared to six assists, and could not get anything going. They had 23 total fouls. Jerrell Wright fouled out. George Washington is a good team and La Salle did not play to their opponent. It was a tightly contested first...
Via Fightin For Philly
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

La Salle defeats Pennsylvania 76-57

Jerrell Wright scored 21 points and La Salle jumped out to a 16-point halftime lead en route to a 76-57 victory over Pennsylvania on Saturday night. Wright shot 8 of 9 from the floor (88.9 percent) and added 5 of 7 free throws. Both Tyrone Garland and Tyreek Duren scored 14 points each for the Explorers (7-6). Pennsylvania led 7-6 at the start of the first half, but turned the...
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 10 Villanova thumps La Salle 73-52

Villanova coach Jay Wright gave his usual rah-rah pregame speech on how much it means to play a game in one of the more cherished series' in college hoops. Big 5 basketball. Round-robin play among five Philadelphia Division-I basketball teams that dates to 1955 and has been defined by hostile, split crowds and last-shot theatrics. The Wildcats have created a new kind of flavor...
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December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

La Salle Overcomes First Half Defect

La Salle needed a big second half to overcome Stony Brook on Saturday. The Explorers once again struggled to shoot the ball but they got the win. If you would have told Coach Giannini that his team would shot less than 30 percent from the floor, he most likely would have told you this his team would lose. The Explorers needed a 24-10 run in the first 12 minutes of the second half...
Via Fightin For Philly
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

La Salle beats Stony Brook 65-57

Jerrell Wright was 8 of 11 from the field and matched his career high with 21 points, helping La Salle beat Stony Brook 65-57 on Saturday in the Holiday Festival at Madison Square Garden. Wright, who came in averaging 11.4 points, had six points in La Salle's 13-4 run to open the second half that tied the score at 35. The Explorers (5-4), who had lost two of three, broke the...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

La Salle Basketball: The Forwards for the 2013-14 season

Jerrell Wright (Photocredit: Matt Slocum/AP) For the La Salle Explorers whomever will be playing forward this season will have a big job to do. In a press conference after losing to Wichita State in the Sweet 16, Coach Dr. John Giannini stated the size of Wichita proved to be a problem for the Explorers. If the team wants to make it back into the NCAA tournament they will have to...
September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 13 seed La Salle beats No. 4 K-State, 63-61

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) La Salle wouldn't let a stellar first half go to waste. Jerrell Wright made three foul shots in the final 30 seconds, and the No. 13 seed Explorers survived after blowing an 18-point halftime advantage to beat fourth-seeded Kansas State 63-61 on Friday in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Wright, who scored a game-high 21 points for the Explorers...
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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

La Salle bounces K-State

Jerrell Wright made three foul shots in the final 30 seconds, and No. 13 seed La Salle survived after blowing an 18-point halftime lead to beat fourth-seeded Kansas State 63-61 on Friday in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Wright, who scored a game-high 21 points for the Explorers (22-9), made the first two free throws to give La Salle a 62-61 lead. Kansas State's Jordan...
Via AP on Fox
March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Local freshman already helping Wright reorganize Wildcats

It’s laughable that whispers coming out of Philadelphia could have Jay Wright on the hot seat in the beautiful western suburbs of Philly.  Check out the body of work.  Wright has had only one tough season at Villanova, last year when the Wildcats went 13-19 and dipped to 13th in the Big East.  Last season was about rebuilding and restructuring and when you do that in the Big...
Via College Chalktalk
November 13, 2012  |  Discuss
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