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La Salle's Wins vs. Top 10 Teams

La Salle's Wins vs. Top 10 Teams

La Salle's Wins vs. Top 10 Teams

La Salle´s victory over ninth-ranked Butler was their 13th over a team ranked in the AP Top 10 and their first in 33 years. (Steven M. Falk/Staff Photographer)
La Salle's victory over ninth-ranked Butler was their 13th over a team ranked in the AP Top 10 and their first in 33 years. (Steven M. Falk/Staff Photographer)

La Salle's victory over ninth-ranked Butler was their 13th over a team ranked in the AP Top 10 and their first in 33 years. They had suffered 21 consecutive losses to Top 10 teams since then.

All-time (since the first poll appeared during the 1948-49 season), the Explorers are 13-55 vs. AP Top 10 teams. They are 8-19 vs. teams ranked 8th-9th-10th.

Here are La Salle's wins vs. Top 10 opponents and their record vs. each ranking (1 to 10):

 LA SALLE'S ALL-TIME WINS vs. AP TOP 10 TEAMS

 Date
 LSU
 Rk.

 Opponent
 Opp.
 Rk.
 
 Site
 
 Score
 Jan. 14, 1950  13  at N. Carolina St.    1  —  66-51
 March 13, 1952  —  Duquesne    4  New York (NIT)  59-46
 March 29, 1952  —  St. John's  10  New York (NIT)  71-62
 March 12, 1954   12  North Carolina St.   10  Palestra (NCAA)  88-81
 Dec. 11, 1954    1  at Niagara    8  —  76-75 (ot) 
 March 18, 1955    3  Iowa    5  Kansas City (NCAA)   76-73
 Feb. 8, 1964  —  Villanova    6  Palestra  63-59
 Feb. 8, 1969    7
 Villanova    8  Palestra  74-67
 Feb. 19, 1969    4
 Duquesne    8  Palestra  85-71
 Jan. 16, 1971  —  Western Kentucky    6  Palestra  91-76
 Dec. 30, 1974  —  Alabama    7  New Orleans  77-73
 Jan. 30, 1980  —  Notre Dame    8  Palestra  62-60
 Jan. 23, 2013  —  Butler    9  Gola Arena  54-53

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 LA SALLE vs.    W- L  
 AP No. 1    0-  7
 AP No. 2    0-  5
 AP No. 3    0-  4
 AP No. 4    1-11
 AP No. 5    1-  0
 AP No. 6    2-  5
 AP No. 7    1-  4
 AP No. 8    4-  5
 AP No. 9    2-  9
 AP No. 10       2-  5
 Totals  13-55
Bob Vetrone Jr.
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