NEW YORK (AP) — Pookie Powell made the last of La Salle's season-high 14 3-pointers with 35 seconds remaining to help the Explorers hold off Fordham for a 73-71 victory on Wednesday night.
Powell's jumper with 2:36 to play stretched the Explorers' lead to 70-62 with 2:36 left. Jalen Cobb scored on a layup and Nick Honor hit a 3-pointer to pull Fordham to 70-67 with 1:11 to play before Powell hit the decisive 3.
Fordham missed three 3-point attempts before Chuba Ohams' putback made it 73-69. The Explorers fouled Antwon Portley with 1.3 seconds to go. Portley made the first two free throws, and following a timeout, intentionally missed the third but Onyi Eyisi couldn't connect on the layup.
Isiah Deas scored 20 points and had four 3-pointers to lead La Salle (4-14, 2-4 Atlantic 10 Conference), which snapped a four-game skid. Powell finished with 16 points with three 3s.
Portley had 22 points for the Rams (9-10, 0-6 Atlantic 10 Conference), who have lost seven straight.