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Big Saturday of hoops

All six city teams are playing today. Interesting Big East game at Syracuse between Villanova and the Orange. Temple has a tough Atlantic 10 road game at Xavier. And there is a City Series game – Penn vs. Saint Joseph’s at the Palestra.

Big Saturday of hoops

All six city teams are playing today. Interesting Big East game at Syracuse between Villanova and the Orange. Temple has a tough Atlantic 10 road game at Xavier. And there is a City Series game – Penn vs. Saint Joseph’s at the Palestra.

 

Villanova (16-2, 4-1 Big East) at Syracuse (18-1, 5-1)

When: Noon

Where: Carrier Dome

TV: ESPN

Radio: ESPN (950-AM)

Notes: Both teams are coming off their first conference loss — Villanova at Connecticut and Syracuse at Pittsburgh. Villanova is 13-14 against the Orange at the Carrier Dome.Jay Wright’s teams are9-5 vs. Syracuse. The Orange has two starters from Ss. Neumann-Goretti High, Rick Jackson and Scoop Jardine. Dion Walters also is from Philly via Burlington (N.J.) Life Center Academy. Walters and Jardine are cousins.

 

Northeastern (4-12, 0-7 CAA) at Drexel (11-6, 3-4)

When: 2 o’clock

Where: Daskalaskis Athletic Center

Radio: None

Notes: Dragons had only five second-half field goals in 71-47 loss at George Mason on Wednesday, had just one player in double figures, Chris Fouch, who scored 11 off the bench. Northeastern lost at Delaware, 54-52, on Wednesday.

 

La Salle (8-11, 0-4, A-10) at Rhode Island (12-6, 3-1)

When: 2 o’clock

Where: Ryan Center, Kingston, R.I.

Radio: WHAT (1340-AM)

Notes: Ruben Guillandeaux scored 24 points vs. Duquesne to surpass the 1,000-point mark, the 50th Explorer to do so. La Salle assistant coach Horace Owens is a Rhode Island graduate (1983) and a member of the school’s Hall of Fame after scoring 1,750 career points.

 

Temple (13-4, 3-1 A-10) at Xavier (12-5, 4-0)

When: 3 o’clock

Where: Cintas Center, Cincinnati

TV: ESPN2

Radio: WPHT (1210-AM)

Notes: Owls are coming off 73-56 win over Penn. Temple leads the Atlantic 10 in scoring defense, allowing 59.4 points per game, and in field-goal defense (.392). Xavier is tied for first place with Duquesne. Junior Tu Holloway is second in conference in scoring (20.4 PPG), assists (5.3 per game).

 

Penn (5-8, 0-3 Big 5) vs. Saint Joseph’s (5-13, 0-1)

When: 7 o’clock

Where: Palestra

Radio: ESPN (950-AM)

Notes: Hawks have lost five consecutive games. Quakers have lost 15 consecutive Big 5 games. This is the last chance for a city victory for Penn’s seniors.

 

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