Philadelphia: We are only 4 Weeks until March Madness begins with Selection Sunday on March 17 and all of college basketball keeps their push to make the case why they should make the tournament. Let’s take a look at the Philly teams in their push for March Madness
Fran Dunphy and the Temple Owls would go 2-0 last week with wins over SMU & South Florida
The Owls will now get ready to take on Tulsa on February 23 at Temple to increase their chances to make the NCAA Tournament.
National response on Temple
America is a divided country on many fronts, but not on this one: Fran Dunphy deserves to be in the 2019 NCAA Tournament. And Temple just took another step towards that with an OT win at USF.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) February 17, 2019
Jay Wright & Villanova Wildcats went 1-1 last week with a win over Providence, followed by a gut-wrenching loss to St John’s
Recap of win vs Providence
This week, the Wildcats will try to get back to their winning ways as they head on the road for the next 2 games starting on February 20 at Georgetown and then on February 24 at Xavier.
Steve Donahue and the Penn Quakers had an interesting week going 1-1 as both of their games would go to overtime as they take down Dartmouth and lost to Harvard, both games were at the Palestra and the Quakers are on the outside of making the Ivy League Tournament as only the Top 4 make it.
Recap of Win vs Dartmouth
The Quakers will try to go 2-0 this week as they take on Columbia & Cornell on February 22 & 23 at the Palestra.
Ashley Howard & the LaSalle Explorers would have a split week by going 1-1 which saw a win over Duquesne and loss to Saint Louis
This week the Explorers will look to go 2-0 as they take on ST Bonaventure and then home battle with Richmond
Zach Spiker & the Drexel Dragons would not have a good week as they would go 0-2 with losses to James Madison & Towson.
The Dragons will try to get back to their winning ways as they take on Delaware on February 23 at Drexel
Phil Martelli & the Saint Joseph’s Hawks did not have a good week as they went 0-2 with losses to St Bonaventure & Davidson
The Hawks will look to rebound as they take on UMass on February 23 at UMass
Villanova’s Saddiq Bey was named Big East Rookie of the Week
#BIGEASThoops Freshman of the Week – Saddiq Bey
➡️ Registered 11 points and five rebounds at St. John's
➡️ Contributed six points and six rebounds vs. Providence pic.twitter.com/WJNFcHYISE
— BIG EAST MBB (@BIGEASTMBB) February 18, 2019
Temple Shizz Alston, Jr was named American Conference Player of the Week
— American MBB (@American_MBB) February 18, 2019
Temple Shizz Alston, Jr & Penn AJ Brodeur were named Big 5 Co-Players of the Week
Saint Joseph’s: 11-15
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