Men’s Basketball Storms Back to Defeat La Salle
After a slow start, Men’s Basketball overcame a 15-point deficit to defeat La Sale 63-59 at Christl Arena on Sunday.
“I am really pleased with how our team responded today,” Head Coach Jimmy Allen said. “That was a culture win as much as anything. Our team got off to a slow start against a terrific program and we continued to fight. What impressed me was that we didn’t try to get it all back at once. We stayed at it and continued to fight, and we crept back into it and got the victory.”
La Salle took a 31-28 lead into the half before the Black Knights stormed back, shooting 59% from the field in the second half to fuel the comeback. Cow Aaron Duhart was the catalyst of the surge, going 4-6 from the field and scoring 10 of his team-leading 12 points in the second half. The trio of Duhart, Lonnie Grayson (12 points) and Jalen Rucker (10 points) continued Army’s streak of having three double-digit scorers through four consecutive games.
The Black Knights (4-1) are off to their best start to a season since opening up the year 5-0 in 2014-15. The win is Army’s first over an Atlantic 10 opponent since defeating Penn State in the 1977-78 season under Coach Mike Krzyzewski. Read more.