B.J. Johnson scored 25 points and Amar Stukes added 20 and La Salle outlasted St. Joseph's for an 81-78 win on Saturday.
La Salle (10-13, 4-6 Atlantic 10) outscored the Hawks 13-7 in the last three minutes and Stukes put the Explorers up for good. Johnson and Pookie Powell made six free throws combined, and Taylor Funk and Shevar Newkirk each missed 3s for a chance to tie.
Right before halftime, following Pierfrancesco Oliva's 3, Johnson reeled off eight straight with a layup and two 3s in succession, Stukes added a layup and Powell made a pair of free throws and La Salle reduced its deficit to 41-38.
La Salle continued to chip away, tied it at 58 with Saul Phiri's two free throws and went up six with a pair of Jamir Moultrie 3s. Newkirk responded with back-to-back 3s to even it.
Moultrie scored 18 and Powell scored 15 with 11 assists.
For the Hawks (9-13, 4-6), Newkirk scored a career-high 30 points, James Demery scored 21 with 11 rebounds and Oliva scored 10.
Isiah Deas had a career-high 31 points as La Salle topped Morgan State 85-68 on Saturday.
David Beatty had 18 points for La Salle (6-3). Sherif Kenney added nine points and seven rebounds. Christian Ray had seven rebounds for the hosts.
Troy Baxter Jr. had 15 points for the Bears (4-8). Stanley Davis added 14 points. Isaiah Burke had 12 points and six rebounds.
La Salle faces Wagner at home on Wednesday. Morgan State plays Chestnut Hill at home on Monday.
David Beatty had 14 points to lead five La Salle players in double figures as the Explorers defeated Drexel 71-63 on Saturday.
Saul Phiri added 12 points for the Explorers, Scott Spencer chipped in 11 with seven rebounds and Ayinde Hikim and Ed Croswell each scored 10
Isiah Deas, the Explorers' second leading scorer heading into the contest at nine points per game, was just 1-of-9 shooting.
Zach Walton had 19 points and eight rebounds for the Dragons (5-5). James Butler added 17 points and 12 rebounds. Camren Wynter had 11 points and six rebounds.
La Salle (5-3) matches up against Morgan State at home next Saturday. Drexel takes on South Florida on the road next Sunday.