Philadelphia basketball fans will be getting a double dip of one of the Atlantic 10 conference's best rivalries once again next season.
With the league's 18-game regular season format in place for a fourth straight year, it was revealed Wednesday afternoon that Saint Joseph's and La Salle will battle twice — once in North Philly at Tom Gola Arena and a second time at the Hawks' home just off City Line Avenue. Each team in the 14-member conference will play eight teams once and five teams twice.
The full pairings for the Explorers and Saint Joe's are listed here:
Home: Dayton, George Mason, St. Bonaventure, VCU, Fordham, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Saint Joseph’s, Saint Louis
Away: Davidson, Duquesne, George Washington, Richmond, Fordham, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Saint Joseph’s, Saint Louis
Home: Dayton, Duquesne, Saint Louis, VCU, Fordham, George Mason, La Salle, Massachusetts, St. Bonaventure
Away: Davidson, George Washington, Rhode Island, Richmond, Fordham, George Mason, La Salle, Massachusetts, St. Bonaventure
It was also rumored earlier in the day that the Hawks have added a Big Five matchup at Temple for Dec. 9.
Temple will host Saint Joseph's on December 9th at the Liacouras Center, per a source.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) June 7, 2017