The week ahead in Philadelphia sports
Monday - Clippers at Sixers, 7 p.m.
With a win, the Sixers would finish 6-2 on their season-high eight-game homestand, while the Clippers would drop to 3-5 on their eight-game road trip. All-Star point guards Jrue Holiday (19.3 ppg, 8.8 apg) and Chris Paul (16.5 ppg, 9.4 apg) will battle for the first time this season.
Monday - Flyers at Maple Leafs, 7 p.m.
The Flyers begin a six-game road trip Monday in Toronto against the Maple Leafs, winners of three straight. Ex-Flyer James van Riemsdyk leads Toronto with seven goals entering his first matchup against his former team.
Tuesday - Flyers at Jets, 8 p.m.
The Flyers continue their road trip in Winnipeg against the Jets, who begin a three-game homestand. Sean Couturier looks to stay successful on the road, where he has scored both of his goals this season. The Jets took the season series, 3-1, over the Flyers last year.
Tuesday - Villanova at Cincinnati, 8 p.m.
Villanova aims for its third win in a row, while Cincinnati looks to end a two-game losing skid. JayVaughn Pinkston leads the Wildcats in scoring with 12.5 points per game. Cincinnati won both meetings between these two teams last season.
Wednesday - La Salle at St. Bonaventure, 7 p.m.
A victory would give the Explorers their first three-game win streak since late December and a third straight win over the Bonnies. Tyreek Duren is coming off a 16-point, eight-assist performance in an 89-53 win over Fordham on Feb. 9.
Wednesday - Richmond at St. Joe's, 7 p.m.
St, Joe's begins a three-game homestand Wednesday when they host Richmond. The two teams split the season series last year, and both sit in the middle of the Atlantic 10 standings this season at 4-5. Carl Jones leads the Hawks with 14.9 points per game.
Wednesday - Sixers at Bucks, 8 p.m.
The Sixers will hit the road for the first time since Jan. 22 when they also played in Milwaukee. They have dropped both meetings this season with the Bucks, giving up at least 105 points in each.
Thursday - George Mason at Drexel, 7 p.m.
At 1-2 on its current four-game homestand, Drexel looks to finish strong against George Mason. Damion Lee led Drexel with 29 points in a 58-54 victory over the Patriots on Jan. 31.
Thursday - Duquesne at Temple, 7 p.m.
Khalif Wyatt and the Owls are on a two-game win streak, with both victories coming by a single point. Duquesne has lost 11 games in a row, including nine straight in Atlantic 10 play.
Friday - Flyers at Devils, 7 p.m.
The Flyers travel to New Jersey to battle the East-leading Devils. In their only previous meeting this season, the Flyers were shut out in a 3-0 loss.
Friday - Penn at Harvard, 7 p.m.
Penn travels to Ivy League-leading Harvard for the first of two meetings this season. The Crimson are coming off their first conference loss, a 78-63 defeat to Columbia. Miles Cartwright leads the Quakers with 14 points per game and 3.5 assists per game.
Saturday - Villanova at Connecticut, noon
Villanova's Darrun Hilliard leads the Wildcats into Connecticut to take on the Huskies. Hilliard averages 11.7 points and will look to slow down UConn's Ryan Boatright, who averages 15.8 points. Villanova has not beaten Connecticut since 2008.
Saturday - St. Joe's at La Salle, 1 p.m.
Big 5 rivals St. Joe's and La Salle square off on Saturday afternoon. In last year's matchup, the Hawks prevailed 70-66 behind 13 points from Carl Jones. Tyreek Duren struggled from the floor, scoring just nine points on 3-for-10 shooting.
Saturday - Temple at Massachusetts, 6 p.m.
After splitting the season series last year, the Owls and Minutemen will meet for the only time this season on Saturday. T.J. DiLeo will look to provide a spark off the bench for Temple.
Saturday - Flyers at Canadiens, 7 p.m.
The Flyers battle the Canadiens in their fourth and final game of the week. Jakub Voracek is tied for second on the team with eight points.
Saturday - Penn at Dartmouth, 7 p.m.
Penn and Dartmouth will meet for the first time this season. A win for head coach Jerome Allen and the Quakers would give them seven straight over the Big Green.