As mentioned in our preview earlier, La Salle has recently run into some struggles in the conference, losing to St. Bonaventure and then dropping a double OT contest against VCU. The two losses have put the Explorers behind the 8-ball in a very competitive Atlantic 10 this season.
Losing a third game in the conference this early really hurts the Explorers' changes to climb back to the top of the table, especially when factoring in tie-breakers against the teams they have lost to.
This game is also important if La Salle hopes to have a chance to build up that resume for a possible return to the NCAA Tournament. The losses the Explorers took during the nonconference season may have doomed them to NIT or Bust, but there are still opportunities to prove otherwise.
Can they take out George Washington and claim their first victim on the road back up? Find out here at 7 p.m. Eastern