ESTERO, Fla. -- Brandon Stone had 17 points off the bench to carry La Salle to a 72-70 win over Wright St. in a semifinal of the Gulf Coast Showcase on Tuesday night.
After La Salle led 70-65 with 2:05 remaining, Wright State rallied with two free throws by Holden and a 3-pointer from Cole Gentry to tie it at 70 with 21 seconds to go.
La Salle played for one shot and Stone missed a 3-pointer with 6 seconds left. But Croswell, who finished with six points, had an offensive rebound and was fouled on his successful putback for a two-point lead with 1 second left. He missed the free throw, and after a timeout, Wright State failed to beat the buzzer.
La Salle will play South Alabama in the championship game on Wednesday. Wright State will play Miami (Ohio) for third place.
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