Boise State Eliminated from NCAA Tournament

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Tyrone Garland led La Salle's guard-driven offense with 22 points, and the Explorers wrapped up the NCAA tournament's First Four by getting the better of an old-fashioned shootout, beating Boise State 80-71 on Wednesday night.

The 13th-seeded Explorers (22-9) play fourth-seeded Kansas State on Friday.

Ramon Galloway, one of the Atlantic 10's top scorers, added 21 points in a fast-paced offense that did pretty much whatever it wanted. The Explorers shot 63 percent from the field - 16 of 22 in the second half.

Thirteenth-seeded Boise State (21-11) got its first at-large bid and was looking for the first NCAA tournament win in its history. The Broncos couldn't keep up in a game of top-this shooting.

Anthony Drmic had 28 points for the Broncos, who shot 49 percent while falling to 0-6 all-time in the NCAA tournament.


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