Where the Explorers really thrived was on the defensive end. La Salle had 11 steals and 5 blocks as a team, while also forcing Towson into 16 total turnovers. Khalid Lewis, who has been one of La Salle's best perimeter defenders all season long, matched Wright's team high 3 steals in the contest. Rohan Brown also had 3 steals himself, while also grabbing 7 rebounds in his 27 minutes.
The defensive pressure put on Towson was too much for the Tigers to handle, and it resulted in the win for the Explorers. La Salle has been a solid defensive team all season, ranking 74th in the nation with just 60.9 points allowed per game.
The win brings the Explorers to 6-5 on the year, and 3-0 on the road. Look for La Salle to improve that away record on Tuesday to 4-0, as they take on the Hofstra Pride and their 17th ranked scoring offense in the nation. The Pride score over 81 ppg, so it will be a great test for the Explorers' defense.
By: Dan Goggin
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