Wright Comes Up Big for La Salle

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Wright Comes Up Big for La Salle
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - For La Salle's Jerrell Wright, standing at the free throw line with 30 seconds to play Friday and the purple-clad crowd at the Sprint Center yelling in one continuous deafening roar, it came down to one word. In. Wright, the Explorers' 6-foot-8 sophomore center who went into the game shooting 60 percent from the line, connected on two free throws to give his team the lead. Then he hit an insurance freebie with 9.6 seconds left in 13th-seeded La Salle's improbable 63-61 victory over No. 4 Kansas State in a second-round NCAA West Regional game.

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