Pookie Powell drilled a 3-pointer and Saul Phiri and B.J. Johnson each hit two free throws to put La Salle in front and earn the Explorers an 87-83 win over previously unbeaten Temple Sunday afternoon.
The victory snapped a string of three-straight LaSalle losses.
Powell hit 10 of 19 shots from the field and he bounced back from an 0-for-4 outing from deep to knock down 3 of 8 from behind the three-point arc. The Explorers did not make a 3-pointer in their loss to Miami, the first time they have not hit a trey since March 6, 1989 (843 games). Johnson added 25 points for LaSalle.
Quinton Rose had 21 points to lead Temple (3-1). Shizz Alston Jr. added another 18 points and Obi Enechionyia contributed 16.
LaSalle trailed by six at intermission, 43-37, but came back to tie at 66-66 on Powell's layup and took its first lead of the second half at 80-79 on two Amar Stukes free throws.
Tony Washington scored a career-high 20 points and pulled down a career-best 14 rebounds as La Salle overcame a slow start to beat George Mason 69-62 on Saturday afternoon to halt a three-game losing skid.
George Mason, looking for its third straight Atlantic 10 Conference victory, shot 62 percent from the floor in the first half, sprinting to a 45-32 halftime advantage.
The Explorers picked up the pace as Washington scored six straight points to open the second half, while George Mason opened that period shooting 2-of-15 from the floor. La Salle opened the second period on a 21-7 surge to take a 53-52 lead with 8:58 remaining in the game.
The Patriots battled back to retake the lead 58-57. Washington pulled down his 13th rebound and followed with a layup at the other end for a 61-60 lead with 1:20 remaining. The Explorers made six straight free throws down the stretch to seal the win.
Washington was 9 of 11 from the floor. B.J. Johnson added 18 points with nine boards and Amar Stukes had 12 points for La Salle (11-16, 5-9).
Justin Kier led George Mason (12-15, 6-8) with 19 points and seven rebounds.
Matt Mobley scored 30 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Jaylen Adams added 26 points with five assists and four steals and St. Bonaventure beat La Salle 79-68 on Tuesday night for its first seven-game Atlantic 10 winning streak in program history.
The pair combined to go 9 of 17 from distance, with Adams hitting five 3s, and the Bonnies made 10 of 20. Mobley reached 30 points for the second time this season.
Mobley paced the Bonnies in the opening half with 18 points and Adams added 12 for a 42-32 lead. Mobley sank a 3-pointer and Courtney Stockard went coast-to-coast for a dunk to put the Bonnies in control at 67-56 with 7:22 left.
Stockard finished with 10 points for St. Bonaventure (19-6, 9-4), which has sole possession of second in the A-10.
Saul Phiri scored 22 points with five 3-pointers and Pookie Powell added 15 points for La Salle (10-16, 4-9).