La Salle Jumps on Dukes Early in 97-64 Win
March 2, 2013
PHILADELPHIA - Ramon Galloway scored 23 points and Tyrone Garland added 20 as La Salle jumped on Duquesne early in posting a 97-64 win at Tom Gola Arena. The Explorers (20-7, 10-4) shot 51.5 percent in posting the most points against the Dukes (8-20, 1-13) this season.
"La Salle is a team that's playing with a real sense of urgency," said Duquesne head coach Jim Ferry. "They're trying to get to the NCAA Tournament. Right now they are an explosive, highly-motivated team hitting on all cylinders."
Duquesne missed its first nine shots in falling behind 15-3. The Explorers stretched the lead to 32-10 on a Galloway 3-pointer with 7:41 left. The lead reached as many as 27 before Marvin Binney scored at the first half horn to make it 50-25.
"They really guarded us and took us out of everything we wanted to do," said Ferry. "They exposed our lack of ballhandling and lack of shooting."
La Salle shot 62.1 percent in scoring the most first-half points against the Dukes this season. DU shot 30 percent in the opening 20 minutes.
The Explorers led by as many as 37 in the second half in posting the most points by a Duquesne opponent since Fordham scored 100 in a 111-100 loss to the Dukes on March 5, 2010.
Six players combined for La Salle's 10 3-pointers. Duquesne, which rallied in the second half to shoot 40.6 percent for the game, was 3-of-16 from the arc.
The loss snapped a four-game DU win streak at Tom Gola Arena ... La Salle's last home win over the Dukes was on Jan. 4, 2006 (84-61) ... the 33-point margin of victory was the largest by either team in series history ... La Salle's previous largest margin was +23 in the 2006 win ... it was the Explorers' second 20-point win in the 68-game series.
With his 8 points, senior guard Sean Johnson passed Tony Petrarca (1,213 points from 1987-91) to move into the No. 24 spot on DU's all-time scoring list ... Johnson, who now has 1,216 points in 121 career games, needs 12 to pass former teammate B.J. Monteiro (1,227 from 2009-12) and take over the No. 23 spot ... Johnson is now tied with Monteiro for third-most games played in school history.
With his one 3-pointer, forward Quevyn Winters (50-135) moved to within two of tying with Tony Petrarca (52-122 in 1987) for second-most 3-pointers made in a season by a Duquesne freshman ... the record holder is Tom Pipkins who went 58-170 from 3-point as a freshman in 1994.
With his 5 assists, Derrick Colter passed T.J. McConnell (140) and moved into a tie with Norm Nixon (144) for the No. 3 spot on DU's freshman assists list with 144 ... Clayton Adams (163 in 1988) and Kenya Hunter (148 in 1993) both are ahead of Colter.