The Explorers have won six straight, including impressive victories over a couple of conference contenders, Xavier and UMass.
Ryan Kelly had 18 points and 12 rebounds to help No. 7 Duke beat Pennsylvania 85-55 on Sunday.
Rob Belcore had his first career double-double on Wednesday night.
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.
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.
Penn is coming off a 66-60 win over Robert Morris over the weekend, while 3-1 Wagner beat Lafayette last time out, 76-70.
Jeff Mathews threw for five touchdowns and 548 yards to lead Cornell past Pennsylvania 48-38 on Saturday.
Penn head coach Al Bagnoli says there’s a big difference between finishing 6-4 or finishing 5-5.
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.
Harvard quarterback Collier Winters threw for a score and ran for another, keeping the Crimson in first place in the Ivy League with a 37-20 win over Pennsylvania on Saturday.
The Villanova Wildcats and the Penn Quakers both open their 2011-2012 college basketball seasons tonight.
Harvard is a perfect 5-0 in the Ancient 8 (7-1 overall), and Penn is just a game behind, at 4-1 (5-3 overall).