Thursday, March 28, 2013
The final score from Los Angeles: Wichita State 72, La Salle 58.
11:26 pm (3:42 in 2nd) - Cleanthony Early scores 2 and La Salle scores 2, delaying the inevitable.
68-50, 3:09 in 2nd.
11:20 pm (6:00 in 2nd) - Reflecting back on watching LL Cool J and Chris O'Donnell were shooting NCIS in the same hotel as the Shocker pep rally earlier today. Good pic. Tweeted at @shaneewing... Anyway... Back to the game.
Malcolm Armstead has 18 points and Carl Hall has 16, meaning he has just 2 in the 2nd half.
Ehimen Orukpe continues his strong defense and forces a miss. VanVleet missed a wild take and Orukpe got called for a foul trying to go for the offensive board.
Ramon Galloway makes the first. Ron Baker and Carl Hall sub in for Demetric Williams and Orukpe.
Galloway misses the 2nd, Early on th board for his 6th rebound.
VanVleet missed a shot from the top of the arc but Ron Baker gets the rebound and makes the follow up in mid-air. He's been playing a lot of "Bump" apparently. Remember that game.
Circus shot for Tekele Cotton makes the momentum clearly in favor of the Shockers as the Elite 8 seems so, so close for the WSU.
Timeout La Salle.
66-48, 4:09 in 2nd.
11:15 pm (8:55 in 2nd) - Strong take by Tyreek Duren. Slashing to the glass for 2. 55-42 Shox lead.
Armstead puts another runner off the glass and La Salle is called for a goal tend. Lead back to 15 but Ramon Galloway gets by Chadrack Lufile in the low block for 2.
Lufile with a big rebound and WSU slows it down. Trying to take every possible second off the clock. Or not, Armstead charges hard again and goes off the glass with a nifty reverse.
Garland knocks down a three. Armstead knocks down a three. Touche.
Another miss for La Salle and Armstead misses as well.
Easy and open 3 pointer is missed bu the Explorers. Gregg Marshall calls timeout.
62-47 Shockers, 6:00 in 2nd
11:08 pm (11:53 in 2nd) - Bad turnover for La Salle. WSU gets possession out of the timeout and sets up the offense Marshall drew up during the break. Designed for Cleanthony to take it down low off a screen. He beat the defender and drew a foul, but Orukpe turned it over shortly after.
La Salle misses a 3, now shooting 5 of 12 this half, and after Orukpe missed a short hook, Malcolm Armstead is called for his 2nd personal foul, 7th team foul to put La Salle in the bonus.
Sam Mills makes the first. Ron Baker checks in for Fred VanVleet. Mills makes the 2nd. 51-40 WSU.
Shockers drained the shot clock, Baker missed an NBA 3 and Early grabbed the board. Ehimen Orukpe scores on a follow up of Armstead's missed lay up.
Another 3 misses for La Salle. now 4 of 13 from 3 for the game, and Armstead makes a floater to go back up 14.
Timeout La Salle.
55-40 Shockers, 8:57 in 2nd.
11:04 pm (13:00 in 2nd) - Wright gets his 16th point and Carl Hall gets called for his 3rd foul.
Tyreek Duren makes a floater and gets the whistle. Makes the plus-one. Shockers lead by just 11 now, as La Salle has cut the deficit in half.
Fred VanVleet goes hard to the rack and puts it off the glass for strong lay up. Ehimen Orukpe blocked a shot but Tekele Cotton is called for a block at the baseline.
51-38 Shockers, 11:53 in 2nd.
10:57 pm (15:56 in 2nd) - La Salle has outscored WSU 10-6 in the 2nd half.
Cotton inbounds pass to Armstead. To Baker. To Cotton. To Armstead. To Early. Contested jumper misses. Shockers need a basket.
Ehimen Orukpe gets his first block and Shockers take possession and Carl Hall checks in.
Cotton went up for an alley oop on the inbound pass and somehow missed the finish. Like the rim was magnetized, but not in a good way. You know, when the magnet pushes instead of pulls? Anyway,
Teams trade a pair of misses until Ron Baker rains a 3 on the Explorers to take a 15 point lead. Early tried to take a charge but a no call results in Explorers going to the line. Jerrell Wright makes the first.
Fred VanVleet checks in. Wright misses the 2nd. VanVleet has that type of presence. Hall is fouled on the other end and makes both free throws.
49-33 Shockers, 13:30 in 2nd.
10:55 pm (16:04 in 2nd) - Tekele Cotton takes a charge after the Shockers miss their 5th straight field goal. Media timeout.
44-32 Shockers, 15:56 in 2nd.
10:50 pm (18:18 in 2nd) - La Salle puts together a 5-0 run after 2 free throws and and an and-one bucket from Jerrell Wright. Explorers not ready to bow out yet.
Ron Baker forces a steal and Cleanthony Early misses the lay up after picking up the loose ball.
Wright gets another bucket on the other end and the La Salle fans pick up the volume.
44-29 Shockers at 16:38 in 2nd.
A WSU miss nearl turns into a transition lay up for Tyrone Garland but Malcolm Armstead knocked the ball out of his hand on the take. Ramon Galloway knocks down a 3 and completes a 10-0 Explorer run.
WSU lead is at 12... 44-32, 16:22 in 2nd. Gregg Marshall calls timeout.
10:45 pm (19:30 in 2nd) - Malcolm Armstead drops a 3-point bomb on La Salle out of the break to take their biggest lead of the game at 41-22.
Ron Baker follows up with another triple and its 44-22. 22 points is the biggest lead WSU has had all tournament.
Baker gets his 8th point, Armstead gets his 9th, and La Salle calls a timeout.
44-22 Shockers lead, 18:47 in 2nd.
10:16 pm (2:29 in 1st) -
Ron Baker makes 2 free throws. His only 3 points have come at the line but he's handled the ball well and played as tough as always with 3 rebounds and 2 assists.
MASSIVE BLOCk by Carl Hall, and he runs the floor for a transition lay up.
Baker with a HUGE BLOCK as well, and Garland misses a three in transition. Tekele Cotton goes hard to the glass for 2 and Hall blocks ANOTHER ONE on La Salle's dribble-drive lay up attempt. Hall was fouled chasing down the loose ball and heads to the line. Misses front end of 1-and-1, and La Salle will take 2 free throws.
Garland misses first. Makes 2nd. WSU leads 36-22.
VanVleet goes to Ron Baker, who slashes and goes off the glass on a contested shot. He has 5 points.
La Salle holds for last shot....... 6, 5,4, 3, and a miss.
At the half, Wichita State leads the Explorers 38-22.
Carl Hall has 14 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 blocks.
THe Shockers shot 16 of 30 (53%) in the half while holding La Salle to 8 of 30 (27%)
WSU 38, LA SALLE 22 AT HALFTIME
10:14 pm (3:25 in 1st) -
Ron Baker makes one of two free throws. His only point of the game so far.
La Salle misses a 3 pointer, but has hit 6 of its last 11 shots after starting 2 of 12.
Timeout Wichita State as Hall scrums for his 3rd rebound.
10:04 pm (7:27 in 1st) -
La Salle adds one free throw and is now 2 of 4 from the line. WSU takes a 23-12 lead to the other end and misses a jumper. Armstead makes 1 of 2 free throws after another defensive stop.
Jerrell Wright gets his 6th point with a strong move down low as Shockers have only Hall on the court, trying to defend guard play.
Ramon Galloway cuts the La Salle deficit to 8 with another 3 pointer, but Cleanthony Early takes a nice pass from VanVleet and puts an easy one off the glass for 2.
27-17 Shockers, 4:33 1st half.
Loose ball goes the way of the Explorers during Shockers' next possession and La Salle sets up offense. A set play off a screen results in an easy lay up, but Early quickly makes a very hard lay up, reverse style.
Ramon Galloway gets his 7th point with a long jumper, and the Shockers call a timeout, presumably, as no official team was charged. Play stops.
29-21 Shockers, 3:25 1st half.
9:54 pm - Hall already has 10 points, 3 rebounds and 1 block. Garland La Salle with 4 points.
Ron Baker misses fadeaway from the free throw line and Garland gets his 7th point with another 3. La Salle clearly relying on guard play and not messing with inside game.
Cleanthony Early rolls in an easy basket on the other end for a 19-9 lead.
After another stop, Tekele Cotton throws up his second three which has gone too strong and La Salle retakes possession.
Demetric Williams subs in for Cleanthony Early.
Jerrell Wright strikes on the inside for La Salle and the Explorers are within 8 points. Tekele Cotton is fouled by Wright, his second personal foul. Malcolm Armstead re-enters and uses his left to awkwardly put a floater off the glass. That's just his M.O.
Explorers airball a horrible 3 point attempt! Unbelievably bad. Just bad. And Carl Hall is 6 for 6 from FG with his 12th point on the other end.
23-11 Shockers at under-8 minute timeout. 1st Half.
9:47 pm - La Salle gets a free throw from Tyrone Garland but has missed its last 8 field goals. Shocker defense is SOLID. Fred VanVleet running the point for WSU, and Nick Wiggins is seeing some minutes. VanVleet knocks down a 3 pointer, a la Gonzaga with the step back rainbow form, and the Shockers lead 17-3.
Garland answers back for the Explorers with a baseline 3. After another offensive rebound from Carl Hall, WSU misses a 3 pointer and La Salle takes possession. VanVleet has a foul called on him. 2nd team foul for WSU.
17-6 Shockers, 11:49 in 1st half
9:41 pm - Tekele Cotton nails a jumper off a nice pass from Ron Baker for a 10-2 lead. Another defensive stop gives the ball back to WSU. Carl Hall fouled by Jerrell Wright.
Demetric Williams subs in for Malcolm Armstead. Carl Hall gets his 8th point with a pull up jumper. Just as quickly, Hall scores again on another WSU transition bucket.
14-2 Shockers, 15:28.
9:35 pm - Carl Hall leads off the game with a bucket in the paint and La Salle's Jerrell Wright answers back. Tekele Cotton's 3 pointer was too strong but Carl Hall rebounded, and scored the put-back.
4-2 Shockers, 18:18
Malcolm Armstead goes strong to the hoop with the finger roll lay up and after another strong defensive stop, WSU runs the floor with a lay up for Hall.
La Salle calls timeout, 8-2 Shockers, 17:37 1st Half