Philly College Hoops Recap & Preview for Jan 29-Feb 3


Philadelphia: As the month of January comes to a close and conference play in college basketball getting more intense, let’s take a look at what is going on with college basketball in Philadelphia


Fran Dunphy & the Temple Owls would go 1-1 last week with a win over Memphis & a bad loss to Cincinnati, now the Owls will head on the road for a battle with Houston on Thursday, January 31 & then take on Tulane on Saturday in New Orleans.


Steve Donahue and the Penn Quakers are your 2018-19 Big 5 Champions as they took down Saint Joseph’s on January 26 to win the city championship

The Quakers will return to Ivy League play as they take on Cornell & Columbia on the road on Friday & Saturday.


Jay Wright & the Villanova Wildcats are on fire as they went 2-0 last week which saw wins over Butler & Seton Hall last week.  Villanova enters this week at number 14 in the new AP Top 25 poll.

The Wildcats will now head on the road to battle with DePaul on Wednesday, January 30 and then come home to take on Georgetown on Super Bowl Sunday at the Wells Fargo Center.


Zach Spiker & the Drexel Dragons will try to get back to their winning ways after falling to Delaware on January 26.  The Dragons will be on the road this week with games at William & Mary on Thursday & then at Elon on Saturday.


Ashley Howard and the Explorers are a young team and are doing a lot of learning from this games where they had chances to get wins. The Explorers took down Fordham last week and this week, they will go to battle with UMass on January 30 and then Saturday at Richmond.


Saint Joseph’s:
Phil Martelli and the Saint Joseph’s Hawks had an interesting week which saw them go 1-1 with a comeback win over Richmond on January 23 and then falling to the Penn Quakers on January 26 at the Palestra

Richmond game Story

Game recap: Saint Joseph’s Hawks steal a late win against Spiders

Game Story from loss to Penn

Game recap: Penn Quakers beat Saint Joseph’s Hawks to win Big 5 Championship


The Hawks will head to battle with Dayton on January 29 and then head home to take on UMass on Saturday, February 2

Villanova: 16-4
Temple: 15-5
Penn: 12-6
Drexel: 10-12
Saint Joseph’s: 9-11
LaSalle: 4-14


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