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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- If anyone says La Salle is making its first trip to the round of 16 in a very, very long time, don't believe it.....The last time the upstart Explorers got this far, the NCAA tournament didn't even have a round of 16.....But now it does and the little school from Philadelphia is there...Tyrone Garland banked home a scooping layup with 2 seconds left and the 13th-seeded Explorers beat Mississippi 76-74 on Sunday, making this their deepest run since they advanced to the championship game of the 24-team field in 1955....."Time was running out, and I felt like I could get the drive," Garland said. "When I cut, I just saw an opening and took the ball up."....By inches, the ball off the hands of the 6-foot-1 Garland cleared the outstretched hands of Reginald Buckner, the Rebels' muscular 6-foot-9 center....."He blocked my shot a couple times during the game, but I ain't scared of nobody," Garland said. "I went in there and knew if I could get an open shot, I could make it."....In the regional semifinals in Los Angeles on Thursday, the Explorers will meet ninth-seeded Wichita State.....Ramon Galloway had 24 points for the last remaining team in the tournament from the Atlantic 10. The Explorers (24-9) were playing their third game in five days after starting the tournament in the First Four on Wednesday in Dayton, Ohio.....But they showed no fatigue....."We're pretty young. It just feels like AAU all over again. We play a game, go to sleep, wake up, play another game," said Galloway. "We're pretty excited for the whole trip."....No. 12 Ole Miss (27-9) led 74-72 with 1:58 left but failed to reach the regional semifinals for the first time since 2001....."I've always said that winning teams make winning plays, and to La Salle's credit, they made the winning plays down the stretch," Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy said.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- If anyone says La Salle is making its first trip to the round of 16 in a very, very long time, don't believe it.....The last time the upstart Explorers got this far, the NCAA tournament didn't even have a round of 16.....But now it does and the little school from Philadelphia is there...Tyrone Garland banked home a scooping layup with 2 seconds left and the 13th-seeded Explorers beat Mississippi 76-74 on Sunday, making this their deepest run since they advanced to the...
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