The La Salle Explorers lost their third consecutive game on Saturday as they fell to inter-conference foe, the St. Louis Billikens by a final score of 59-51. The loss drops La Salle's record to 17-9 on the season and 6-5 in the Atlantic 10. They now trail Temple by two games in the standings, but they're also behind six other teams.
St. Louis didn't have any significant advantages in the victory as the teams were evenly matched across the board. Instead, the Billikens were just slightly better in most areas – they made two more field goals, one more three, three more free throws, grabbed four more offensive rebounds, four more assists, one more steal and three less turnovers.
The Billikens had four players score in double figures to the Explorers one, but La Salle forward, Jerrell Wright scored a game-high 18.
La Salle's next game is scheduled for February 18 when they travel to Massachusetts to face the Minutemen.
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