Philadelphia: As the calendar turns to November, the best time of the year has arrived and it is the start of the 2019-20 college basketball season. The Penn Quakers are the defending champions of the Philadelphia Big 5.
Let’s take a look at what is going on with the City 6 for the First Week of the college basketball season.
After going 23-10 & playing in the First Four of the NCAA Tournament during the 2018-29 season, the Owls will begin a ner era lead by Aaron McKie who takes over Fran Dunphy.
The Owls will open their season November 5 when they take on City rival Drexel and then take on Morgan State on November 9. Both games will be at the Liacouras Center.
During the 2018-19 season, the Penn Quakers went 19-12, they won the Big 5 championship which included wins over Temple, Villanova, LaSalle & Saint Joseph’s. The Quakers had to play their way into the Ivy League tournament where they fell to Harvard.
The Quakers will open the 2019-20 season with two road games starting on November 5 at Alabama and then at Rice on November 9.
The 2018-19 season for the Hawks was very interesting as they went 14-19 on the season & it also saw the end of a coaching tenure of Phil Martelli & they would bring in Billy Lange to be the new Head Coach for the 2019-20 season.
The Hawks will open the 2019-20 season on November 5 when they take on Bradley at Hagan Arena and they go on the road for battle at Old Dominion on November 10.
The 2018-19 season was the first for New coach Ashley Howard and they had a lot of learning as they would go 10-21 on the season. What can year two for Ashley Howard bring for the Explorers?
The Explorers will open their 2019-20 season when they take on Iona on November 9 at Tom Gola Arena and then play the Penn Quakers on November 13.
2018-19 season was very interesting on the main line as the Wildcats were the 2018 NCAA champions by going 26-10 and won the Big East Title and would fall to Purdue in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The 2019-20 season will be the 100th season for Villanova Basketball.
The Wildcats will open their 2019-20 season on November 5 when they host Army at Finneran Pavilion and then go on the road for battle against Ohio State on November 13.
The Dragons had an up and down season during 2018-19 which saw them go 13-19 and now the question is what will they do for the 2019-20 season under fourth-year coach Zach Spiker.
The Dragons will open the 2019-20 season with a City 6 battle against Temple Owls on November 5 at Temple and then go against Niagara on November 9 at the Daskalakis Athletic Center.
So lets the drama begin of the 2019-20 season for College Basketball in the City of Philadelphia.