Three local college basketball games on the docket today.
Who: Villanova (20-6, 8-5 Big East) at DePaul (7-18, 1-12)
Where: Allstate Arena; Rosemont, Ill.
Radio: ESPN (950-AM)<QA0>
Notes: Wildcats have won at least 20 games for a seventh consecutive season, the best such streak in program history . . .Corey Stokes is expected to miss his third straight game due to a turf toe problem on his left foot . . . Oliver Purnell is in his first season as DePaul’s head coach . . . Blue Demons are led in scoring by a pair of freshmen from Baltimore, Cleveland Melvin (14.2 points per game) and Brandon Young (12.4).
Who: Penn (10-12, 4-4 Ivy) at Yale (12-11, 5-4)
When: 7 o’clock
Where: John J. Lee Amphitheater; New Haven, Conn.
Radio: WXPN (88.5-FM)
Notes: Penn has swept the Brown/Yale weekend trip 54 times, been swept only six times . . . Quakers lead series, 144-69, following 66-58 win over Elis at Palestra on Jan. 28 . . . Penn had lost four Ivy games in a row, three in overtime . . . Jack Eggleston and Zack Rosen both went over 1,000 career points last week.
Who: George Washington (13-12, 6-5 Atlantic 10) at La Salle (12-14, 4-7)
When: 7 o’clock
Where: Tom Gola Arena
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Radio: WHAT (1340-AM)
Notes: Earl Pettis has connected on 29 consecutive free throws for the Explorers . . . Aaric Murray, with 128 blocked shots in less than two seasons, is second on La Salle’s all-time list behind Lionel Simmons (248). Murray leads Explorers at 15.4 points, 7.7 rebounds per game. . . Tony Taylor leads GW with 14.6 ppg, 110 assists . . . Colonials won first meeting, 72-67, in Washington, on Jan. 5.