A pair of City 6 schools will hit the floor Tuesday night. Let's take a look at the matchups.
Temple (11-11, 2-7 AAC) at Tulane (4-17, 1-8 AAC)
8 p.m. at Devlin Fieldhouse in New Orleans on ESPNews
Last time out
The Owls last Saturday lost their fifth road game in a row as they fell, 79-66, to Houston at Hofheinz Pavilion. Obi Enechionyia led the way for the Owls with 16 points, but it wasn't enough to match Houston's Rob Gray and Damyean Dotson, who combined for 48 points.
Tulane also dropped a road conference game last Saturday, losing to UConn, 78-68, at Gampel Pavilion. UConn went on a 17-0 run to go ahead in the second half to make the game 69-56. UConn's Kentan Facey led the Huskies to victory with a game-high 20 points.
Temple enters this game against Tulane with only one win over its last four contests. The Owls are also 1-7 on the road this season.
This time of the year, Fran Dunphy's teams usually turn around their seasons, but that doesn't seem to be the case this year — unless Temple's leading scorer, Enechionyia, gets hot like he did in the beginning of the season when he scored 20 or more points in five of the first seven games.
Since the New Year, Enechionyia has scored in double figures five of the seven games, including three with more than 15 points.
Tulane has been struggling all year to find wins. It allows the most points in the American Athletic Conference at 78.6 per game.
The Green Wave also give up the most three-pointers in the AAC, which is great for the Owls. Temple has made 10 or more three-pointers in five of the last seven games.
What it means
Temple is currently ranked No. 81 in the RPI. A win would give the Owls much-needed momentum as they enter the final part of their schedule.
With a win, Tulane would improve its win total to five games and also tie Temple in the AAC standings.
This will be the eighth time Temple and Tulane play each other. Temple has won four straight against the Green Wave and own a 5-2 all-time series lead.
Last year, the Owls won, 64-56, in New Orleans to become the AAC regular-season champions.
Temple will return to the Liacourus Center Sunday to take on USF at 1 p.m.
Tulane will play at East Carolina Saturday at 1 p.m.
Saint Joseph's (10-10, 3-5 A-10) vs. Davidson (11-8, 4-4 A-10)
8 p.m. at Hagan Arena on TCN
Last time out
St. Joe's is coming off a victory over rival La Salle in which Lamarr Kimble hit a game-winning shot with 15 seconds left to edge the Explorers, 73-72, last Saturday. Chris Clover also had a career-high 21 points in the victory.
Davidson beat Fordham last Saturday, 84-66, thanks to Jack Gibbs and Peyton Aldridge each scoring 28 points. Davidson also shot the lights out from three-point range, shooting 17 of 29 from beyond the arc.
With the Hawks losing Shavarr Newkirk for the year, Kimble will have to continue to make clutch plays like he did against La Salle. The plus side for St. Joe's is that the Hawks are starting to see some of their young players score the ball.
Charlie Brown has scored in double figures 11 times in the past 12 games, including a career-high 19 points against Penn.
Davidson has some guys who can flat out score the ball.
Gibbs leads the A-10 with 22.7 points per game. He also can unload from beyond the arc, where he shoots 41.3 percent. Aldridge averages 21.2 points per game, third best in the Atlantic 10.
Davidson averages 75.5 points per game, which is good for fifth best in the A-10. The Wildcats are also on a two-game winning streak.
What it means
With a win, St. Joe's would be tied with Davidson at 4-5 in the A-10.
If Davidson wins, it'll be two games back of A-10 conference leader Richmond.
St. Joe's, which leads the all-time series, 8-5, lost its first road game of last season to Davidson, 99-93. Gibbs racked up 35 points in the contest to top DeAndre' Bembry's 19.
St. Joe's will play Fordham at Hagan Arena at 8 p.m. on Saturday.
Davidson will return home to face off against Rhode Island on Friday at 7 p.m.