Price's 36 Leads La Salle Past Duquesne 88-73 in Atlantic 10 First RoundMar 10, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) - Jordan scored 36 points, one short of his career high, to lead last-place La Salle to an 88-73 victory over Duquesne in the opening round of the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament on Wednesday night.
The 14th-seeded Explorers (9-21) advance to play No. 6 seed Davidson on Thursday night at Barclays Center.
Price set a school record for points in the A-10 tournament, breaking the mark of 28 he matched in last season's second-round victory against Massachusetts. The junior also moved into 41st on the school's career scoring list passing, among others, Joe "Jelly Bean" Bryant, Kobe's father.
Micah Mason scored 26 for 11th-seeded Duquesne (16-16), which finished the season losing nine of 10.
Price made three consecutive 3s early in the second half to put La Salle up 54-46. Leon Roberts made a steal and layup with 3:23 left to make it 74-62.
Roberts added 18 points for the Explorers.