La Salle knocks off No. 19 VCU

10:24 PM, Jan 26, 2013   |    comments
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Richmond, VA (Sports Network) - Ramon Galloway scored a career-high 31 points, and La Salle accomplished a feat it hadn't achieved in 61 years with Saturday's 69-61 victory over 19th-ranked VCU at Verizon Wireless Arena at the Siegel Center.

Fresh off a dramatic 54-53 last-second win over No. 9 Butler on Wednesday, the Explorers knocked off a ranked foe in back-to-back games for the first time since the 1952 NIT Tournament, overcoming an eight-point deficit with under 15 minutes left behind Galloway's big performance and a strong defensive effort.

La Salle (14-5, 4-2 A-10) held the Rams to just 38.3 percent shooting for the game and a 4-of-16 success rate from 3-point range, handing VCU (16-5, 4-2) its second consecutive setback following a string of 13 straight wins.

Galloway netted 20 of his points after halftime to lead the comeback, with Tyreek Duren contributing 16 points and Steve Zack pulling down 11 rebounds to help the Explorers prevail.

Juvonte Reddic had 22 points on 9-of-13 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds for the reeling Rams, who fell in overtime at crosstown-rival Richmond on Thursday. Treveon Graham finished with 13 points and 12 boards in defeat.

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