Sunday, November 18, 2012
Defense Rests As Explorers Drop Verdict To CCSU
A porous defense along with a quick opponent was the wrong recipe as the La Salle Explorers were upset by the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils on Sunday afternoon. The Blue Devils ran past the Explorers to the tune of 48 first half points and withheld a late charge by La Salle to pull out the win by scoring the game's last seven points after the Explorers had tied it at 74.
The loss was the last thing La Salle needed as it tries to make the NCAA tournament for the first time in two decades. They will need to get through the rest of their out of conference schedule without any more letdowns against any of their low major opponents and will need to pull an upset or two along the way.
Kyle Vinales and Adonis Burbage led the Blue Devils with 23 and 21 points. Burbage was almost perfect, going 7-8 from the floor and 5-6 from the free throw line. The Explorers had four players in double figures, led by Jerrell Wright's 18 points and 6 rebounds.
La Salle travels to Hartford to take on the Hawks on Tuesday night in a must-win game.