Two straight road losses have La Salle reeling, but the Explorers look to steady themselves back in the familiar confines of Tom Gola Arena against Saint Louis at 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon.
La Salle is 12-0 at home this season, but dropped consecutive road outings in this past week by a combined six points to fall from first place in the Atlantic 10 Conference to fifth. The Explorers fell 70-66 at St. Joe's last Saturday, then followed with another disappointment, a 78-76 heart breaker at Richmond, after allowing a put-back layup with 5.8 seconds remaining.
Saint Louis is tied for second place in the Atlantic 10, one-half game behind league leader Temple. The Billikens started conference play by losing two of three, but have won six of their past seven and enter Saturday's matchup on a three-game winning streak. Brian Conklin paces Saint Louis with 14.8 points per game.
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