8:09 PM ET, March 24, 2013
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- If anyone says La Salle is making its first trip to the round of 16 in a very, very long time, don't believe it.The last time the upstart Explorers got this far, the NCAA tournament didn't even have a round of 16.But now it does and the little school from Philadelphia is there.
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"We're not Cinderella," La Salle coach Ramon Galloway says. "We didn't get lucky. This isn't a fluke." Anyone who has watched the Explorers would probably agree, and so would their opponents, writes Jason King. Blog
NCAA Mens Tournament
KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 24: Murphy Holloway #31 of the Mississippi Rebels attempts a shot in the first half...(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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MVP: The Explorers are on their way to Los Angeles. Ramon Galloway led this team to the Sweet 16 with 24 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal against Ole Miss.
The X factor: The score was tied, and then Tyrone Garland drove to the rim and scored over Reginald Buckner's extended arm in the final seconds to seal the win.
That was exciting: Sunday featured multiple thrillers. The ending to this one, however, was as good as any of the games on day's slate.
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||27-55 (.491)||30-63 (.476)|
|3P Made-Attempted||9-23 (.391)||4-19 (.211)|
|FT Made-Attempted||13-18 (.722)||10-21 (.476)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||19 (0/0)||18 (0/0)|
|» Mar 24, 2013||LAS 76, @MISS 74||Recap|
Marshall Henderson had 32 offensive touches in each of his two games in the 2013 Men's Basketball Championship and passed only nine times each game. Henderson was 14-of-42 shooting (33.3 percent) in the tournament and had three more turnovers than assists.[+]
Marshall Henderson - 2013 Men's Basketball Championship
La Salle shot 65.2 percent and averaged 1.64 points per possession against Ole Miss' zone defense Sunday. The Rebels limited their opponents to 24.2 percent shooting when playing man defense in the 2013 Men's Basketball Championship, but only played man on 11 of La Salle's 27 half-court possessions in the second half.[+]
La Salle Half-Court Offense
Tyrone Garland's layup with three seconds remaining Sunday gave La Salle its second consecutive two-point win in the 2013 Men's Basketball Championship. Garland became the third player in this year's tournament to make a game-winning shot in the final 10 seconds, joining Aaron Craft and Vander Blue. The Explorers have controlled the final five minutes in their last two tournament games.[+]
La Salle and Florida Gulf Coast both made the Sweet 16. This is the first time ever that two teams seeded 13 or lower are in the Sweet 16.
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