Not many folks gave La Salle much of a shot at beating No. 4 seed Kansas State heading into Fridayâ€™s second round matchup, but thatâ€™s why they play the game.
Led by sophomore forward Jerrell Wright, the La Salle Explorers held off K-State after nearly blowing the 18-point lead they built up by halftime. Wright dropped a game-high 21 points on an efficient 6-for-6 shooting, and added eight rebounds and a couple of blocks in a pair of Under Armour Micro G basketball shoes.
The A-10 Conference is now 6-0 in this yearâ€™s tournament, with two of those wins accredited to the Explorers. La Salle will continue its impressive run on Sunday against Ole Missâ€”another team that wasnâ€™t expected to make it into the third round, but were able to pull off their own upset against Wisconsin earlier today.