Four games on the college hoops calendar Wednesday, including a Big 5 game between Penn and Temple. La Salle and Saint Joseph’s are looking for Atlantic 10 Conference victories while Drexel has a tough Colonial Athletic Association game at George Mason, which is 8-0 at home this season.
Who: Duquesne (11-5, 3-0 Atlantic 10 at La Salle (8-10, 0-3)
When: 7 o’clock
Where: Tom Gola Arena
Radio: WHAT (1340-AM)
Notes: Dukes are riding six-game winning streak and are coming off 78-66 win at home over No. 19 Temple on Saturday. La Salle rallied from 15 down but lost at UMass, 74-71, on Saturday.
Who: Rhode Island (11-6, 2-1 A-10) at Saint Joseph’s (5-12, 0-4)
When: 7 o‘clock
Where: Hagan Arena
Notes: Hawks have lost four straight games, including a 67-51 defeat at Saint Louis on Saturday. Carl Jones led the Hawks with 10 points . . . Rhode Island’s Orion Outerbridge is the A-10 Player of the Week. The 6-9 forward averaged 16.5 points and 6.5 rebounds and shot 70.6 percent in a 2-0 week.
Who: Penn (5-7) at Temple (12-4)
Where: Liacouras Center
Radio: ESPN (950-AM)
Notes: Second meeting between Owls coach Fran Dunphy and Penn coach Jerome Allen, who played for Dunphy at Penn. Temple won first meeting last year at Palestra, 60-45. Temple, which was ranked 19th, dropped out of Top 25 after losing at Duquesne on Saturday. Temple has won 15 straight home games, the second-longest streak in Liacouras Center history. Quakers plan to ride the subway from University City to North Broad Street.
Who: Drexel (11-5, 3-3 CAA) at George Mason (12-5, 4-2)
When: 9 o’clock
Where: Patriot Center, Fairfax, Va.
Notes: The game is a late start for TV in the Washington area. The Dragons are coming off 80-66 loss at William<TH>&<TH>Mary on Saturday. Drexel’s Gerald Colds made seven three-pointers and scored a career-high 22 points. The Dragons are third in the nation in three-point defense (.259) . . . Mason senior guard Cam Long, who made All-CAA team last year, leads Patriots in scoring at 14.5 per game. GMU is 8-0 at home this season.