Outside of Price, however, the Explorers struggled to get going on the offensive end, with the team shooting just 36% from the field and 31% from three point territory. But the Explorers are not known for their offensive prowess. Their bread and butter is on the defensive end, where they are in the top 60 in the nation in points per game allowed. Holding a solid offensive team like UMass to just 66 points should be enough to keep the Explorers in the game most of the time.
The loss brings the Explorers' record to 13-10 on the season, and 5-5 in conference play. If the Atlantic 10 tournament started today, La Salle would receive the 8th seed, facing off against Richmond in their first matchup. They won a close one at home against Richmond earlier in the week by a score of 64-62, so it could be a tough matchup on a neutral court. La Salle would benefit in winning a few more games down the stretch to draw an easier opponent if they wish to go further in the A-10 Tournament.
By: Dan Goggin
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