Friday 8:33 by Joe FedorowiczThats all she wrote folks. Stick to Philahoops for the misery.
Friday 8:32 by Joe FedorowiczGiannini burns his final timeout after the Explorers get the ball back. 74-69. 19.1 left.
Friday 8:27 by Joe FedorowiczExplorers play good defense, cause SLU to call last timeout. 33.7 left, 71-67 SLU over La Salle.
Friday 8:25 by Joe FedorowiczSLU doesn’t miss free throws. TImeout Majerus. 43.9 seconds left and we are looking at a 71-65 La Salle deficit. Seemingly different year, same early exit.
Friday 8:22 by Joe FedorowiczEllis makes a layup. Duren’s two free throws on the other end can make it a four point game again.
Friday 8:21 by Joe FedorowiczPettis hits all 3. Its a four point game. La Salle will play tough defense
Friday 8:18 by Joe FedorowiczEarl Pettis is fouled shooting a 3. We are at our final media timeout. La Salle trails 65-58, with 1:22 left. Turn the lights off folks.
Friday 8:16 by Joe FedorowiczTimeout Giannini. We’ll see what he draws up. 2:01 remaining and its 62-58 SLU. Another tight game in AC.
Friday 8:15 by Joe FedorowiczDuren misses again and SLU can again make it 6.
Friday 8:15 by Joe FedorowiczEarl Pettis again. Two point game.
Friday 8:14 by Joe FedorowiczDuren is blocked. He’s been blocked about 5 times today.
Friday 8:12 by Joe FedorowiczTimeout Majerus. With 4:17 remaining, La Salle trails by only one….57-56. St. Louis will have 19 seconds to work with on the shot clock.
Friday 8:11 by Joe FedorowiczJerrell Wright slams it home. Like that it is a one point game.
Friday 8:11 by Joe FedorowiczLa Salle gets board. Can tie it here.
Friday 8:10 by Joe FedorowiczWright with a nice hook. La Salle within 3.
Friday 8:09 by Joe FedorowiczTimeout Giannini. 57-52 Billikens over Explorers. As always, stay tuned to Philahoops.com for full coverage of this game and the Atlantic 10 tournament as a whole.
Friday 8:08 by Joe FedorowiczMcCall Jr. answers with a 3. Ouch.
Friday 8:07 by Joe FedorowiczPettis with a 3. La Salle draws the lead to 2. 54-52.
Friday 8:07 by Joe FedorowiczGalloway fires a long three, off the mark.
Friday 8:06 by Joe FedorowiczJerrell Wright just got his fourth. 7:46 to play. He’ll stay out there.
Friday 8:05 by Joe FedorowiczHe does. 52 SLU 49 LSU
Friday 8:05 by Joe FedorowiczZack misses the first. Jerrell Wright will get him if he makes it.
Friday 8:04 by Joe FedorowiczIf I’m the Explorers, I just keep going at them. St. Louis’ bigs are not able to keep up at the pace that La Salle’s guards are.
Friday 8:02 by Joe FedorowiczSteve Zack is fouled going up. He’ll shoot 2 after this media timeout. With 7:46 left, La Salle trails SLU 52-48.
Friday 8:01 by Joe FedorowiczSteal and an Earl Pettis floater. It’s four all of a sudden.
Friday 8:00 by Joe FedorowiczRamon Galloway nails a stepback three and its 6 again. Majerus wants a timeout. That excited the fans. Explorers NEED to get a stop here. 52-46 Billikens
Friday 7:59 by Joe FedorowiczExplorers go 5 guards now. Right after a 6’8 guy checked in.
Friday 7:59 by Joe FedorowiczWhite and Wright are sitting……..
Friday 7:58 by Joe FedorowiczSteve Zack goes up strong and is fouled. He’ll shoot 2.
Friday 7:56 by Joe FedorowiczTyreek Duren with a 3. This would be a good time to get going.
Friday 7:53 by Joe FedorowiczThe way its looking, we could have an exciting A10 tourney from here on out.UMASS vs. Bonnies
St. Louis vs. Xavier (or Dayton)
Friday 7:53 by Joe FedorowiczJordair Jett takes it hard and is fouled by Zack, his fourth.
Friday 7:51 by Joe FedorowiczJordair Jett hits a 3. Sam Mills answers with 2. 9 point Billiken lead.
Friday 7:51 by Joe FedorowiczAnother offensive foul on La Salle. 13 I think total.
Friday 7:50 by Joe FedorowiczGiannini benches both White and Wrgiht in favor of Zack.
Friday 7:49 by Joe FedorowiczRamon Galloway makes it a five point game.
Friday 7:45 by Joe FedorowiczWright just picked up his third. Devon white….no Zack…no Devon White will go in. Tough foul by Wright as he caught Ellis in a bad spot. Kwamain Mitchell offensive on other end. Timeout. 41-34 Billikens over La Salle.
Friday 7:44 by Joe Fedorowicz41-34 Billikens over Explorers. La Salle cannot sustain any momentum.
Friday 7:43 by Joe FedorowiczJerrell Wright with the slam on one end and big rebound on another.
Friday 7:39 by Joe FedorowiczTimeout La Salle. They trail by 7, 39-32.
Friday 7:39 by Joe FedorowiczLa Salle did not come out looking exceptionally good.
Friday 7:38 by Joe FedorowiczGalloway drops a 3. Five point game.
Friday 7:36 by Joe FedorowiczThere is the horn and we are underway. Explorers trail by 3.
Friday 7:30 by Joe FedorowiczExplorers take the floor. They need a big run early. Take a five point lead and go from there.
Friday 7:29 by Joe FedorowiczDelicious carrot cake from #a10
Friday 7:23 by Joe FedorowiczSt. Louis stats: Mitchell has 14, Evans 6, Loe and Jett 5. 5 rebounds for Evans. St. Louis shooting 45% from field. Ourrebounding la salle 20-16. The Bills did have 9 turnovers, which La Salle scored 10 points off.
Friday 7:22 by Joe FedorowiczFor La Salle: Pettis has 8, White and MIlls 5, Duren has 4 (on 2-8 shooting) Peterson 3. Jerrell Wright could only play 4 minutes due to fouls. La Salle shot 38%
Friday 7:20 by Joe FedorowiczAt halftime, La Salle trails 35-29. Stay tuned for halftime stats.
Friday 7:19 by Joe FedorowiczEarl Pettis buries a 3. Back to 6. Final possession.
Friday 7:19 by Joe FedorowiczKwamain Mitchell takes it into Steve Zack, who fouls him. the runner goes as well. Mitchell will have a chance to make it 9.
Friday 7:16 by Joe FedorowiczDevon White misses one of two free throws and the margin remains 6. 31-26 St. Louis
Friday 7:15 by Joe FedorowiczEarl Pettis hits a 3. Explorers are 3-8 from 3…they would probably like to take a few more.
Friday 7:15 by Joe FedorowiczHe goes 1-1…29-22 Billikens
Friday 7:14 by Joe FedorowiczRamon Galloway with a tough foul on Kwamain Mitchell. He’ll shoot a one and one.
Friday 7:14 by Joe FedorowiczExplorers would probably liek the halftime disadvantage to be about 5.
Friday 7:11 by Joe FedorowiczShot clock violation on the Explorers. Last media TO and we have 2:51 to play. La Salle 28, SLU 22
Friday 7:10 by Joe FedorowiczMills answers by hitting a 3 on the other end. La Salle down 4, 26-22.
Friday 7:10 by Joe FedorowiczJordair Jett pushes the lead to seven. Offensive foul on Sam Mills. I think there has been like 8 offensive fouls already. #TooMany
Friday 7:08 by Joe FedorowiczKwamain Mitchell hits another 3. He has 8.
Friday 7:08 by Joe FedorowiczDevon White with a pretty 16 footer. La Salle within 2.
Friday 7:07 by Joe FedorowiczDuren finishes. Pulls the lead to one until McCall Jr. hits a 3.
Friday 7:07 by Joe FedorowiczTurnover from the Explorers. They have 4, but St. Louis has 8. They never have 8 this early.
Friday 7:03 by Joe FedorowiczThird media TO. #lasallembb trails 18-15 to St. Louis, but the Explorers are back in it. No one player has over 3 points for La Salle.
Friday 7:02 by Joe FedorowiczSteve Zack giving some good minutes.
Friday 7:02 by Joe FedorowiczConklin’s miss is cleaned up by Jett. St. Louis back up by 3.
Friday 7:01 by Joe FedorowiczSam Mills misses a running, spinning floater.
Friday 7:01 by Joe FedorowiczSteve Zack cleans up Duren’s miss. La Salle still trails by 1. McCall then turns it over.
Friday 7:00 by Joe FedorowiczThey finally let Steve Zack into the game. He was late getting there.
Friday 6:58 by Joe FedorowiczKwamain Mitchell cant finish and Duren finds DJ Peterson in teh corner. As usual, when Peterson shoots…he makes. 14-13 La Salle who are on a 11-0 run.
Friday 6:57 by Joe FedorowiczDuren finishes the drive. 14-10 St. Louis.
Friday 6:57 by Joe FedorowiczCody Ellis Walks. La Salle finds themselves on a 6-0 run in last two minutes.
Friday 6:56 by Joe FedorowiczSteve Zack enters the game.
Friday 6:56 by Joe FedorowiczDevon White grabs the rebound and hits a turnaround 17 footer. Giannini can not believe he took that shot.
Friday 6:55 by Joe FedorowiczDuren drives and is fouled on the floor. St. Louis has five team fouls and penetration seems to be the goal for La Salle.
Friday 6:55 by Joe FedorowiczSecond media timeout, La Salle will have the ball following a tie-up. 14-6 St. Louis.
Friday 6:52 by Joe FedorowiczSam Mills answers with a 14 footer.
Friday 6:52 by Joe Fedorowicz14-4 after another offensive foul call, and Explorers will look to get back to back buckets.
Friday 6:51 by Joe FedorowiczRun lastest 6:19.
Friday 6:51 by Joe FedorowiczRob Loe decided to set a screen, probably too late as he got called for an offensive foul. St. Louos on a 14-0 run that was just broken by Earl Pettis’ two.
Friday 6:49 by Joe FedorowiczExplorer fans get excited after Duren was fouled. One for the good guys, they would say.
Friday 6:49 by Joe FedorowiczExplorers better hope to make a run, or else this will be a blowout. St. Louis is too good at defense to allow a large lead like that to evaporate.
Friday 6:48 by Joe FedorowiczDevon White says no thanks to that Cody Ellis take. La Salle just cant score though. 14-2 now.
Friday 6:47 by Joe FedorowiczWow. That was bad. They called a charge on Pettis when he was getting through the lane. Was terrible.
Friday 6:46 by Joe FedorowiczWRight’s second personal was a killer. We have 16:00 or so to go in the half and Devon White will be forced to play without fouling. Something that has been tough for him.
Friday 6:44 by Joe FedorowiczDevon White picks up an offensive foul on his first possession. Media TO. 11-2 Billikens with 15:52 remaining.
Friday 6:42 by Joe FedorowiczTimeout John Giannini, with a media timeout coming. Billikens lead 10-2 following a Dwayne Evans “and 1″. Not a good start for the Explorers.
Friday 6:41 by Joe FedorowiczRob Loe hits a 3. 8-2 Explorers.
Friday 6:40 by Joe FedorowiczKwamain Mitchell hits a 3. Pettis misses on other end. 5-2 Billikens.
Friday 6:39 by Joe FedorowiczWright got fouled, ref was out of position. No call.
Friday 6:39 by Joe FedorowiczAs they have in recent contests, Explorers seem to be going down to Wright early.
Friday 6:39 by Joe FedorowiczRamon Galloway takes a big charge as he was waiting for what seemed like minutes. We’ll go the other way. 2-2
Friday 6:38 by Joe Fedorowicz2-2. Duren got stuck on Rob Loe. How The Explorers cover the St. Louis bigs will say a lot.
Friday 6:38 by Joe FedorowiczLa Salle lost to St. Louis 59-51 in February, but it was close at the end. We’ll see which Explorers team shows up. Can they stop Mitchell?
Friday 6:33 by Joe FedorowiczFor La Salle: Duren, Mills, Pettis, Wright and GallowayFor St. Louis: Mitchell, McCall Jr, Conklin, Evans and Rob Lo(w)e
Friday 6:27 by Joe Fedorowicz4:00 until Tip. Here we go.
Friday 6:06 by Joe FedorowiczGoing to grab a quick meal and then will be back to update for La Salle vs. St. Louis. Can Philly teams go 0-3?
Friday 5:55 by Joe Fedorowicz35 min until tip and we’ll have this live blog going strong.