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Obscene Shooting Percentages Propel La Salle to Its First NCAA Tourney Win in 23 Years

Mar 20, 2013, 11:47 PM EDT

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The La Salle Explorers are moving on to the field of 64.

La Salle bested Boise State, 80-71, in Dayton on Wednesday night to win the program’s first NCAA Tournament game in 23 years — on the university’s 150th anniversary no less.

Guard Sam Mills got the Explorers off to a hot start early and finished 5 of 6 from behind the three-point line. But it was Tyrone Galrand and Ramon Galloway that led the team with 22 and 21 points, respectively.

Those three went 22-for-31 by themselves, while the team as a whole shot 63.3 percent from the floor (31-for-49) and 52.4 percent from three (11-for-21). The Explorers actually put up a higher percentage from the field than they did the foul line (58.3).

A consolation award should go out to Boise State’s Anthony Drmic, who tweaked his knee in the opening minutes and hobbled around for the rest of the game to lead all scorers with 28 points.

13-seed La Salle now gets 4-seed Kansas State on in Kansas City, Mo. on Friday at 3:10.

Some guy who lived on Olney Ave. for a few years has more, including this from John Giannini on Lionel Simmons:

“L-Train was here,” La Salle head coach John Giannini beamed after the game. “How awesome is that?”

This hits newsstands and your driveway in the morning:

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