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Live updates: La Salle vs. Butler

La Salle has earned the right to the spotlight it will be in this afternoon.

Live updates: La Salle vs. Butler

La Salle is in a very good spot to get one of the four byes in the conference tournament. (Michael Bryant/Staff Photographer)
La Salle is in a very good spot to get one of the four byes in the conference tournament. (Michael Bryant/Staff Photographer)

UPDATE - La Salle has been eliminated from the Atlantic 10 Tournament, falling to Butler 69-58.

Matchup: No. 5 Butler vs. No. 4 La Salle, Atlantic 10 Tournament Quarterfinals
Time: 2:30 p.m. EDT
Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.
TV: The Comcast Network (Brad Johansen and John Griffin)/WNTP 990-AM

The conventional wisdom tells us that La Salle will seal a place in the NCAA Tournament with a win over Butler. Which means the Explorers are 40 minutes of basketball away from their first ticket to the Big Dance in 21 years.

It's a lot of pressure to put on one game, but it's merited. La Salle has earned the right to the spotlight it will be in this afternoon.

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