It was a week of emotional ups and downs for the Temple Owls (10-4).
The Owls have a few days off before heading down to Texas to play the Longhorns on Saturday in Austin, and Rice on Monday in Houston.
Villanova has a tough matchup on tap tonight, as Jay Wright’s Wildcats are in New York City to play #10 Missouri at Madison Square Garden.
Temple opened their season at the Palestra with a Big 5 win over the Quakers in overtime.
The Palestra will be rocking tonight as two Big 5 rivals go at it, Penn hosting the Temple Owls.
By the time she was selected sixth overall by Chicago in the 2006 WNBA Draft, she was the second all-time scorer and third all-time rebounder in the history of Temple women’s hoops.
The recent struggles of the Villanova Wildcats have led to their being knocked out of the Associated Press Top 25 listing for the first time this season. But the Big 5 is still represented, as Temple has returned to the poll at #24.
In the new Top 25 AP poll, Nova doesn’t move, Temple moves down a spot and gets ready to play the new #1 team in the country.
Phil Martelli’s Hawks have dropped nine straight games as they get ready to host Massachusetts on Saturday.
St. Joe’s will play it’s final game of the 2010 calendar year on New Year’s Eve as they host Siena at Hagan Arena.
It’s the Big 5 match-up of the year tonight at the Pavilion. #8 Villanova hosting #25 Temple.