La Salle coasts past Massachusetts 82-75
The Explorers (12-4, 2-0 Atlantic 10 Conference), who won their fifth in a row, shot 56.7 percent (17 of 30) as they built a 51-25 halftime lead, including 10 of 16 on 3-pointers. Pettis and D.J. Peterson each made three 3-pointers in the first half, and Galloway and Sam Mills made two apiece.
La Salle's second-half shooting dropped to 36 percent (9 of 25), but it still led the Minutemen (12-4, 1-1) by 11 points with a minute left.
Updated January 8, 2012