TX-Pan American 63

(5-3, 1-3 away)

La Salle 64

(4-1, 3-1 home)

    6:45 PM ET, December 2, 2006

    Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, Iowa

    1 2 T
    UTPA 30 3363
    LAS 25 3964

    Top Performers

    Texas-Pan American: J. Allgood 13 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    La Salle: R. Green 16 Pts, 4 Reb, 6 Ast

    LaSalle 64, Texas-Pan American 63

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Darnell Harris buried a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lead LaSalle past Texas-Pan American 64-63 Saturday.

    Rodney Green scored 16 points and Harris added 15 for LaSalle (4-1), which narrowly avoided defeat at the hands of the Broncos (5-3), a Division I independent with just three wins over D-I schools last season.

    Texas-Pan American's Brian Burrell missed a free throw with six seconds left and the Broncos up 63-61. LaSalle grabbed the rebound, pushed the ball up the floor and found Harris, who was heavily guarded but nonetheless sent the upset-minded Broncos to defeat.

    Paul Stoll gave Texas-Pan American a 60-59 lead with 1:10 left on a 3-pointer that bounced off the front of the rim but fell in. LaSalle got the ball back with a six-second differential between the game and shot clock, but rushed a quick jumper that missed the mark.

    The Broncos then hit three free throws to push their lead to 63-59. LaSalle's Rodney Green answered with two from the line, cutting Texas-Pan American's lead in half.

    The Explorers erased a five-point halftime deficit and led by as much as six midway through the second half, but the Broncos tied the game at 57 on a pair of Colin Lien free throws with 3:54 left.

    After trailing by five early, Texas-Pan American outscored LaSalle 24-14 over the final 13 minutes of the first half and led 30-25 at the break.

    Dexter Shankle capped the stretch with a fast-break layup with 35 seconds left in the first half.

    Burrell led Texas-Pan American with 16 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 63 64
    FG Made-Attempted 21-51 (.412) 23-52 (.442)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-14 (.500) 4-15 (.267)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-18 (.778) 14-22 (.636)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 5

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