Drame and La Salle host Saint Louis

La Salle Explorers (8-10, 2-3 A-10) at Saint Louis Billikens (13-6, 5-1 A-10)

St. Louis; Saturday, 2:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: La Salle faces the Saint Louis Billikens after Fousseyni Drame scored 24 points in La Salle’s 71-59 loss to the Saint Joseph’s (PA) Hawks.

The Billikens are 9-2 in home games. Saint Louis is the A-10 leader with 36.6 rebounds per game led by Francis Okoro averaging 8.3.

The Explorers are 2-3 in A-10 play. La Salle allows 73.0 points to opponents while being outscored by 4.6 points per game.

The Billikens and Explorers square off Saturday for the first time in conference play this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Gibson Jimerson is averaging 12.9 points for the Billikens. Yuri Collins is averaging 11.2 points over the last 10 games for Saint Louis.

Khalil Brantley is averaging 14.4 points, 4.1 assists and 1.6 steals for the Explorers. Josh Nickelberry is averaging 10.4 points over the last 10 games for La Salle.

LAST 10 GAMES: Billikens: 6-4, averaging 72.6 points, 35.6 rebounds, 16.1 assists, 4.9 steals and 3.3 blocks per game while shooting 44.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 70.3 points per game.

Explorers: 4-6, averaging 69.0 points, 30.5 rebounds, 11.9 assists, 8.0 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 42.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 75.0 points.

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