Philadelphia There are a limited number of tickets to The Philadelphia Big 5 Classic one of college basketball’s most unique traditions available at each school’s box office. The doubleheader starts at 1p.m. and features La Salle vs. Penn in game one followed by a match-up between Temple and Villanova. The evening game begins at 8 p.m. and pits Drexel against Saint Joseph’s.
The Philadelphia Big 5 will also be inducting two former players into the Hall of Fame at the games. Roland “Fatty” Taylor from La Salle will be enshrined at halftime of the Penn-La Salle matchup. And Saint Joseph’s Maureen Costello will be honored at halftime of the evening game against Drexel.
The Big 5 Classic is also a collection site for the Philadelphia Big 5 Slam Dunk Hunger Food Drive. Donations will be accepted at the Classic for the fourth straight year to help stock the shelves of the Greater Philadelphia Food Bank. Last year’s Slam Dunk hunger food drive brought in 4,500 pounds of food to feed the needy in the Philadelphia area.