It’s one of sports’ best rivalries, and it continues tonight at the Palestra.
The Penn Quakers have been idle since they swept their initial weekend of Ivy League action last Friday and Saturday with wins at Columbia and Cornell.
Ryan Kelly had 18 points and 12 rebounds to help No. 7 Duke beat Pennsylvania 85-55 on Sunday.
Mouphtaou Yarou had 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Wildcats to a 73-65 victory over the Quakers on Saturday night.
City series basketball is on tap at the Pavilion on Saturday night as Villanova hosts Penn.
Zack Rosen scored 20 points in 40 minutes and was 5-of-5 from the line to lead the Penn victory.
On its home court, Penn should have worn the road uniforms.
After Tuesday’s loss to Wagner at the Palestra, which dropped their record to 3-2, the Penn Quakers are getting ready to spend the weekend at home.
The Villanova Wildcats and the Penn Quakers both open their 2011-2012 college basketball seasons tonight.
After sweeping their first weekend of Ivy League play, the Penn Quakers will look to stay undefeated in the Ancient 8 this weekend as they host Dartmouth on Friday night and then Harvard on Saturday.
This is a special matchup for the two coaches: Jerome Allen was a standout player for Fran Dunphy when he coached at Penn.