La Salle vs George Washington

La Salle 60, George Washington 56


WASHINGTON (AP) - Jerrell Wright scored 15 points including nine straight to open the second half and La Salle held on for a 60-56 win over George Washington on Wednesday night.

Earl Pettis scored 14 points and Tyreek Duren added 12 points for the Explorers (19-11, 8-7 Atlantic 10 Conference), who snapped a two-game losing streak. The victory guaranteed La Salle no worse than a .500 regular-season record with one game remaining.

The Explorers never trailed and, after a pair of Duren free throws, led 57-47 with 3:17 remaining. The Colonials (10-19, 5-10) countered with a 9-0 run and Tony Taylor's driving layup with 21 seconds remaining cut the lead to 57-56 with 21 seconds, but they would get no closer.

La Salle missed five of their final seven free throws, but Duren hit two of four inside the final 16 seconds.

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La Salle Explorers
J. Wright, F305-85-760215
T. Duren, G394-94-813212
S. Mills, G374-100-01229
E. Pettis, G376-120-061214
R. Galloway, G254-71-22539
D. Peterson170-00-02020
D. White100-11-23011
T. Dunn50-00-00000
Totals 23-4711-1924111460
George Washington Colonials
D. Smith, F182-31-26135
J. Edwards, F100-00-01010
T. Taylor, G352-112-23746
A. Ware, G265-70-000010
M. Conward, G30-10-20010
D. Pellom347-92-6111316
L. Kromah254-51-234410
N. Mikic191-30-03022
B. Bynes171-60-01213
D. Guest111-12-23024
J. Kopriva20-00-00000
Totals 23-468-1633152156
Atlantic 10
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
La Salle5-111-564
St. Bona.4-212-6101
Rhode Island3-211-649
George Mason2-312-6113
Geo. Wash.2-410-9135
Saint Josephs2-48-993
Saint Louis1-55-13243
Other games
UMass 88 Final
Temple 90
MU 61 Final
Cincinnati 72
S Florida 58 Final
Louisville 51
MD 64 Final
NC 88
Iowa St 72 Final
Missouri 78
Ohio St 75 Final
Nwstern 73
SDSU 66 Final
Boise St 53
UNLV 59 Final
Colo St 66