A busy night of conference tournament action has started off well for the Philly schools. The La Salle Explorers went on the road to St. Bonaventure and upset the Bonnies 75-73 in double overtime to advance to the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 Tournament.
The hero was senior forward Steve Weingarten, who hit the go ahead 3 with 30 seconds remaining in the second overtime to put the Explorers up for good. La Salle got off to a quick start, but fell behind by as many as 14 in regulation before coming back to force overtime. They also fell behind by 7 in the first overtime and yet again fought back to force another frame. Senior Jerrell Williams led the Explorers with 19 points and scored some key baskets late as La Salle overcame yet another deficit in the second overtime. Ruben Guillandeaux scored 18 and was responsible for the game tying shots in both regulation and the first overtime.
This means La Salle gets none other than the #2 seeded Temple Owls in the next round. Temple beat La Salle just two days ago 90-82