All Philly area basketball teams are in action this week.
The Penn Quakers (7-8) host the La Salle Explorers (12-4) in a Big 5 matchup at The Palestra on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Penn holds a 38-26 lead in the all-time series. The Explorers have won the last four in a row and enter the game on a five-game win streak. Penn senior guard Zack Rosen, a Bob Cousy Award finalist, will be making his 100th appearance for the Quakers.
The Villanova Wildcats (8-8) host the No. 1 Syracuse Orange (17-0) in a Big East matchup on Wednesday. The Wildcats have not faced a No. 1 team since 2006. Villanova defeated Syracuse when they were ranked No. 1 in 1990. Villanova enters the game 1-3 in the Big East, with their lone win coming against DePaul. The Orange are 4-0 in Big East play.
Here's the Philly area college basketball schedule for this week:
La Salle at Penn (7 p.m., Radio: ESPN 950 AM)
No. 1 Syracuse at Villanova (7 p.m., TV: ESPN2)
Fordham at Saint Joseph's (7 p.m., Radio: SportsRadio 610 WIP AM)
Penn State at Nebraska (8:30 p.m., TV: BTN)
Temple at Saint Louis (9 p.m., TV: CBS Sports Network, Radio: 1210 AM WPHT)
George Mason at Drexel (8 p.m., TV: ESPNU)
Penn at Columbia (7 p.m., Radio: ESPN 950 AM)