The week ahead in Philly sports
Monday - Nets at Sixers, 7 p.m.
The last time these two teams met Jan. 8, Andray Blatche recorded a game high 20 points off the bench to lift the Nets to a 109-89 victory. Brooklyn is leading this four-game series so far at 2-0.
Tuesday - Princeton at U Penn
U Penn will play Princeton for the second time this season. Princeton won their first matchup on Jan. 12 65-53. Miles Cartwright struggled in this one, shooting only 1 for 7 from the field with six points.
Tuesday - Tigers at Phillies, 1:05 p.m.
The Phillies are 0-1-1 against the Tigers during Spring Training. They tied 5-5 on Feb. 24 and lost 1-10 Feb. 25. Ryan Howard got an RBI in both of the previous matchups.
Wednesday - Flyers at Devils, 7:30 p.m.
The Flyers will attempt to avoid falling even more behind in the 5 game series against their rival New Jersey Devils, who lead the series 2-0. The Flyers have been out scored 8-3 in the two-game series, including a 3-0 shutout loss on Jan. 22.
Wednesday - Heat at Sixers, 7 p.m.
The 76ers are looking for their first win against Miami, who has defeated the Sixers twice this season. In their most recent game, despite Thad Young's 25 points, the Heat came away with the 102-93 victory. LeBron James matched Young's 25 points as well as adding 10 rebounds and five assists.
Wednesday - Phillies at Yankees, 7:05 p.m.
The Phillies will go into New York looking to beat the Yankees for a third time in a row during Spring Training. The Phils handled the Bronx Bombers 10-5 Mar. 1, riding a three RBI performance from John Mayberry. Roy Halladay gave up one earned run in 2.1 innings pitched.
Wednesday - Villanova vs. St. John's 7 p.m.
Nova will play St. John's (16-14) in the first round of the 2013 Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden in NY. When these two teams met earlier in the season on Jan. 2, Nova came away with the 98-86 OT victory. Ryan Arcidiacono led the team in points with 32 to help seal the deal. St. John's is 0-2 this season when playing on a neutral court, Villanova is 1-1.
Thursday - Pirates at Phillies, 1:05 p.m.
The Phillies' arms pitched a one hit 5-0 shutout over the Pirates on Mar. 4. John Lannan was the starting pitcher going three innings giving up only one hit. Then Raul Valdes closed out the game pitching the last two innings surrendering zero hits while handing out two strike-outs.
Friday - Devils at Flyers, 7 p.m.
This matchup will be their fourth of the season, and their second of their back-to-back. The Flyers defense men should be looking for Ilya Kovalchuk this time around to try and slow him down. Kovalchuk has recorded a goal and four assists in New Jersey's two previous victories over Philly.
Friday - Phillies at Rays, 1:05 p.m.
The Phillies are going for their first win so far against the Rays, who have beaten the Phils twice. The 11-4 Rays dominated the Phillies 15-7 on Mar. 9 but Ryan Howard continued his strong play by adding his fourth home run of Spring Training. John Lannan pitched four innings, giving up four runs in the third.
Saturday - Pacers at Sixers, 7:30 p.m.
The struggling 76ers will look to try and beat the hot Indiana Pacers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers have not beaten the Pacers yet this season, dropping their first game 95-85 on Dec. 14 and their second game 88-69 on Feb. 6. Roy Hibbert was dominant in both matchups; recording 19 points and 13 rebounds in the first game and 18 points with 14 rebounds in the second.