LEWISBURG, Pa. - John Griffin made two free throws with 9.5 seconds left to give Bucknell a 67-66 win over La Salle in a nonleague game last night at Sojka Pavilion.

Ruben Guillandeaux's layup for La Salle with three seconds left hung on the rim and fell out.

The Explorers (3-3), who blew a 12-point halftime lead, got 25 points from guard Darnell Harris and 11 from Guillandeaux. La Salle had held a 39-27 halftime lead.

Griffin led Bucknell (3-4) with 21 points. Forward Patrick Behan added 18.

The Explorers outrebounded the Bison, 34-31, as forward Paul Johnson pulled down nine boards.

Bucknell defeated the Explorers for the first time since 1979, when both were in the East Coast Conference. The teams had not met since 1982. On Dec. 1 of that season, La Salle edged the Bison, 68-66, in Philadelphia.

One of Bucknell's cocaptains in 1982-83 was Jay Wright, now the coach at Villanova.