Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Explorers Fall to #17 Pitt 73-69
# 17 ranked Pitt held off a late La Salle comeback to beat the Explorers 73-69. La Salle took their last lead of the game at 53-52 on a Steve Zack foul shot with just under eight minutes to play, but the Panthers went on a 13-2 run over the next five minutes to seemingly put the game away. But the pesky Explorers chipped away at the lead and had a chance to tie the game after a Tyreek Duren steal with nine seconds to play. Sam Mills decided to go for the quick two but his layup attempt was blocked by Travon Woodall which sealed the Pitt victory.
Earl Pettis led La Salle with 22 points while Devon White and Sam Mills chipped in with 12 each. Pitt had four players in double figures, led by former Chester (PA) HS standout Nasir Robinson's 17 points.