Saint Louis (4-9, 0-1 A-10) at La Salle (6-5, 0-1 A-10)It's fair to say the Explorers are still looking for their footing as transfer pieces continue to fit their ways into Dr. John Giannini's style of play.
Date: Jan 04, 2017
Big Five doubleheader brings back memories and legends
Before the opener, John Giannini was on the floor and repeated his belief that all Big Five games should be in this building. La Salle doesn't want to host games here and play road games in other buildings, La Salle's coach said, but all of them here would be his strong preference.
Date: Jan 20, 2016
Davidson avoids A-10 shocker with buzzer-beating win
I thought John Gianninis team put us on our heels with an outstanding effort, Davidson coach Bob McKillop said. After all weve been through, Im still shocked to have a performance like we had today. It still shocks me with how poised they are, how team-orientated they are, how selfless they ar
"It was obviously a great basketball game,'' said La Salle coach John Giannini. "I don't know how you can possibly watch that game and not be excited for both teams and not admire the kids from both schools.
Date: Feb 12, 2015
Understated legend Herb Magee joins coaching's most exclusive club
was in attendance, sitting beside Philadelphia Phillies part-owner Dave Montgomery. Villanova coach Jay Wright and La Salle coach John Giannini both of whom lead college hoops teams in the Big 5, Philadelphias well-known collection of Division I programs were elsewhere in the building. Students at
s old. The bathrooms are small and cramped. It cant hold 12,000 people (attendance was 7,445 on Saturday). But who cares? Its what college basketball in Philadelphia is supposed to be. Even La Salle coach Dr. John Giannini said hed like to see more games at the old venue. Yes, please.
Virginia frustrated us, said La Salle coach Dr. John Giannini, whose team was held to 40 percent shooting. Theyre awfully good...as good as our previous opponents were, and as many good players as we have, I just dont think you can simulate playing against Virginias defense.
"We obviously played an outstanding team," LaSalle coach Dr. John Giannini said. "Virginia frustrated us. They're awfully good. I think sometimes when you play a team at a different level, it just takes you a while to adjust to the size and the speed of the game."