Big 5 Classic | December 7

The schedule is set as a new era continues in Big 5 men’s basketball for the 2024-25 season.

For the second straight year, all six of the city’s NCAA Division I men’s basketball programs have been split into two pods of three teams. Each team will play the others in their pod at on-campus sites in a round-robin format. From those games, the schedule will be set for a tripleheader at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday, Dec. 7 with the first seed in each pod competing for the Big 5 championship, the second-place teams in each pod competing for third place, and the third seeds competing for fifth place.


For the 2024-25 season, Pod 1 once again features Drexel, La Salle and Temple while Pod 2 features Penn, Saint Joseph’s and Villanova.


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2024-25 Philadelphia Big 5 Men’s Basketball Schedule

(All game times TBA by host school)


Pod 1

Tuesday, Nov. 12 – Drexel at Temple

Saturday, Nov. 16 – La Salle at Drexel

Saturday, Nov. 30 – Temple at La Salle


Pod 2

Tuesday, Nov. 12 – Villanova at Saint Joseph’s

Friday, Nov. 15 – Saint Joseph’s at Penn

Tuesday, Nov. 19 – Penn at Villanova


Men’s Big 5 Classic

Saturday, Dec. 7 at Wells Fargo Center, game times TBA


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