LaSalle Explorers Upset Xavier 80-70 In Atlantic-10 Opener

Earl Pettis scored 23 points in a La Salle win over Xavier.

  • Live
2 Total Updates since January 4, 2012
  • Updates 1
  • Articles 1
  • All Updates 2

Xavier Vs. La Salle Final Score: Explorers Win 80-70

The La Salle Explorers defeated the Xavier Musketeers 80-70 in an A-10 matchup on Wednesday at Tom Gola Arena.

La Salle trailed the Musketeers early, 11-6, but used a 13-5 run to take a lead which they would hold onto as they built a 46-30 halftime lead. With 12:43 to play in the second half, La Salle had a 58-42 lead but couldn't keep Xavier from threatening.

The Musketeers made a furious comeback attempt in the final ten minutes but La Salle was able to make enough shots from the floor and their free throw attempts (19-24 for the game) to hold them off. La Salle was outrebounded but very careful with the ball. The Explorers dished out 20 assists on the night while only turning it over 7 times. Their defense was able to generate 14 Musketeer turnovers.

Earl Pettis led the way for La Salle with a game-high 23 points. Ramon Galloway, Tyreek Duren and Sam Mills also scored in double figures for La Salle. Despite shooting 2-12 from the floor (0-6 from behind the arc), Terrell Holloway led Xavier with 15 points, 7 assists, 5 rebounds and 2 steals. Dezmine Wells also pitched in 15 points for the struggling Musketeers.

The win was the fourth in a row for the Explorers. Xavier have lost five of their last six games after defeating rival Cincinnati, a game which ended in a brawl with 9.4 seconds left to play.

Continue
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Philly

You must be a member of SB Nation Philly to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Philly. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Philly

You must be a member of SB Nation Philly to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Philly. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.