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City Series play begins Monday

City Series play begins Monday

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    Penn is at Villanova on Monday night as the 55th season of City Series play begins.

    One of the highlights of the season will occur on a court, but will not involve a game.

    On Jan. 29, 2010 at the Palestra, John Chaney, Rollie Massimino and Speedy Morris will all be inducted into the Big 5 Hall of Fame. Massimino (Villanova) is the only Big 5 era coach to win a national championship. Chaney (Temple) and Morris (La Salle) are the all-time winningest coaches at their schools.

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    The Wildcats, who have dominated the City Series the last five seasons (they have won 18 of their last 19), play in the first four Big 5 games — Nov. 28 vs. La Salle, Dec. 9 vs. Saint Joseph's at the Palestra, Dec. 13 at Temple.

    Half of the City Series games will be at the Palestra. It would have been six if there had not been a scheduling conflict on March 6. Which is why St. Joe's and La Salle will be playing at Hagan Arena.


    LaSalle's Aarric Muray was named the Atlantic 10 Co-Rookie of the Week.

    He had 16 points and 11 rebounds in an 83-80 victory over Hampton on Saturday, becoming the first Explorer freshman to post a double-double in his debut since Michael Brooks had 25 points and 18 rebounds against Widener on Nov. 29, 1976. 


    The week ahead

    MONDAY, NOV. 16

    Penn at Villanova, 7

    TUESDAY, NOV. 17

    Drexel at Niagara, 8 a.m.

    Temple at Georgetown, 4

    Holy Cross at Saint Joseph’s, 7


    Villanova vs. George Mason, 2 p.m. at Puerto Rico Classic/San Juan, P.R.

    La Salle at South Carolina, 9:30 p.m. at Charleston (S.C.) Classic

    FRIDAY, NOV. 20

    Drexel at Rutgers, 7:30

    Villanova vs. Dayton/Georgia Tech at 1 or 3 p.m. at Puerto Rico Classic/San Juan, P.R.

    La Salle vs. South Florida/Davidson, 7 or 9:30 p.m., at Charleston (S.C.) Classic

    Saint Joseph’s vs. Boston College, 6 p.m. at Paradise Jam, St. Thomas, V.I.


    Delaware at Penn, 7

    Siena at Temple, 7

    Saint Joseph's vs. South Dakota State/Purdue, 6 p.m. at Paradise Jam, St. Thomas, V.I.

    *If lose Nov. 20

    SUNDAY, NOV. 22

    La Salle vs. TBA, 10 a.m./12:30/3:30/6 at Charleston (S.C.) Classic

    (Tulane, Miami (Fla.), UNC Wilmington, Penn St.)

    Villanova vs. TBA, 10:30 a.m./12:30/5:30/8 at Puerto Rico Classic/San Juan, P.R.

    (Indiana, Mississippi, Boton U., Kansas St.)

    * Saint Joseph's vs. South Dakota State/Purdue, 8:30 p.m. at Paradise Jam/St. Thomas, V.I.

    *If win Nov. 20

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