The week ahead in Philadelphia sports
Monday - Maple Leafs at Flyers, 7 p.m.
The Flyers have won three of four, while the Leafs have dropped two of three. In their only previous meeting this season, the Flyers fell 5-2 to Toronto despite goals from Wayne SImmonds and Tye McGinn. Monday's contest will be former Flyer James van Riemsdyk's first game in Philadelphia since being traded in the offseason.
Monday - Villanova at Seton Hall, 9 p.m.
Villanova has won three straight and five of six entering Monday's meeting with Seton Hall. The Pirates have lost 13 of the last 14 games, including nine in a row, and have not beaten the Wildcats since 2004. Darrun Hilliard is coming off his second-highest scoring game of the season with 22 points against Marquette.
Tuesday - Magic at 76ers, 7 p.m.
The Sixers have a golden opportunity to end a five-game losing skid when they face an Orlando Magic team that has lost an incredible 28 of its last 31 games. The Sixers defeated the Magic in their only previous matchup this season, 78-61, behind 21 points and 14 rebounds from Spencer Hawes.
Wednesday - Capitals at Flyers, 7:30 p.m.
The Flyers are playing much better hockey of late, winning three of their last four. They look to avenge a 3-2 Feb. 1 loss to the Capitals on Wednesday at the Wells Fargo Center. Brayden Schenn was one of two Flyers to score a goal in the previous matchup.
Wednesday - Saint Joseph's at Saint Louis, 8 p.m.
The Hawks face a tough test against the Atlantic 10-leading and 18th-ranked Billikens. Saint Louis aims to extend its winning streak to 10 in a row, and St. Joe's looks to win back-to-back games for the first time since its three-game win streak that ended on Feb. 2. Langston Galloway is coming off a season-high 26 points in the Hawks' 71-59 victory over George Washington.
Thursday - Detroit at Temple, 7 p.m.
Temple welcomes in non-conference opponent Detroit, looking to extend its win streak to four in a row. Detroit sits just one game out of first place in the Horizon League and is 18-10 overall. Owls forward Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson has played well of late, scoring 23 points and grabbing 18 rebounds in a Feb. 21 victory over La Salle.
Thursday - Drexel at Old Dominion, 7 p.m.
Drexel has been struggling lately, dropping three of the last four, but the Dragons look to get back on track against the worst team in the CAA. Old Dominion has just two conference wins, but one of them came against Drexel on Feb. 7. Despite 17 points from Frantz Massenat, the Dragons shot just 5 for 17 from three and lost 78-66.
Thursday - 76ers at Bulls, 8 p.m.
The Sixers kick off a tough stretch of their schedule (five of six against teams with winning records) in Chicago. They look to avoid getting swept by the Bulls in the season series after losing the last meeting 96-89. Evan Turner is averaging 14.0 points and 5.0 assists against Chicago this season.
Friday - Dartmouth at Penn, 7 p.m.
Penn plays the first of back-to-back home games Friday against Dartmouth. The Big Green have lost five straight and sit at the bottom of the Ivy League. Penn defeated Dartmouth, 67-57, on Feb. 16 behind 13 points, six assists, and five rebounds from Miles Cartwright.
Saturday - Senators at Flyers, noon
The Flyers will conclude their five-game homestand against the Senators on Saturday. This is the first of three meetings between the two teams. Last season, the Flyers split the season series 2-2 with Ottawa.
Saturday - Rhode Island at Temple, 2 p.m.
Temple welcomes in Rhode Island, a team with just three conference wins. The Owls look to make it seven consecutive victories over the Rams, a streak that dates back to 2009. Khalif Wyatt leads the Atlantic 10 in scoring with 19.4 points per game.
Saturday - Duquesne at La Salle, 2 p.m.
La Salle hopes to win its sixth game in the last seven tries on Saturday when it hosts Duquesne. The Dukes are just 1-12 in conference play and are a dismal 2-15 in their last 17. Tyrone Garland has been hot for the Explorers, scoring 14 points in each of his last two games.
Saturday - Harvard at Penn, 6 p.m.
Penn looks to split the season series with conference-leading Harvard. The Crimson routed the Quakers, 73-54, on Feb. 15 despite 14 points and four rebounds from center Darius Nelson-Henry.
Saturday - Warriors at 76ers, 7 p.m.
The Sixers continue their tough stretch when they host the Warriors. In their only other meeting with Golden State this season, the Sixers fell 96-89. Jrue Holiday had a double-double with 21 points and 10 assists.
Saturday - Fordham at Saint Joseph's, 7 p.m.
The Hawks will host the second-worst team in the Atlantic-10, the Fordham Rams. The Rams have lost 11 of 12, including a 66-62 loss to St. Joe's on Jan. 30. Carl Jones had a team-high 19 points for the Hawks in that game.
Saturday - UNC-Wilmington at Drexel, 7 p.m.
The Dragons close out their regular season schedule at home against UNC Wilmington, a team that is ineligible for the conference tournament. A win would make it three straight for Drexel over the Seahawks. Damion Lee has led the way all season for Drexel, averaging 16.9 points and 5.0 rebounds.