A Weekend in South Philly part 2

A Weekend in South Philly part 2

I purchased second row tickets to the And1 Mix Tape Tour months ago.  So when I realized that all of my buddies were going to the Jimmy Buffett concert across the street on the same night, I decided to tailgate all day with the Parrot heads.  It was a long and wet day but the Buffett faithful didn't let it damper their spirits.  I've seen Buffett many times in Camden and feel like the scene at CBP was a little toned down and the crowd seemed a little older than usual.  It probably had something to do with the outrageous face value on some of the tickets.  I wasn't really planning on going to Buffett, but tickets were going for far below face value and I got a ticket on the field which had a face value of 88 bucks for 40.  I watched the first half of And1 at the Wach and then bolted across the street to drink some pina coladas.

Joel Embiid really looking forward to facing Nerlens Noel

Joel Embiid really looking forward to facing Nerlens Noel

In case you haven’t heard, the Sixers traded big man Nerlens Noel to the Dallas Mavericks before Thursday's deadline (see story).

While Noel's former teammates were saddened by the trade, including Joel Embiid, the rookie big man is already looking forward to squaring off against his friend.

The Sixers face Noel and the Mavericks on March 17 at the Wells Fargo Center. 

Drexel falls to James Madison in potential CAA Tournament preview

Drexel falls to James Madison in potential CAA Tournament preview

BOX SCORE

Jackson Kent and Tom Vodanovich combined to score 31 points and James Madison held off Drexel late to secure a 70-64 victory Thursday night.

The game could be a preview of a first-round match-up in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament. With one game left in the regular season, James Madison (9-21, 7-10) is the No. 7 seed and Drexel (9-21, 3-14) has locked up the No. 10 seed. Those seeds meet in the first round, with the winner facing the No. 2 seed in the second round.

Sammy Mojica hit a 3-pointer with :32 left to get the Dragons within four, 66-62, but Shakir Brown and Joey McLean each hit a pair of free throws to seal the victory.

Kent hit 6 of 11 from the floor and tallied 16 points with eight rebounds to lead the Dukes. Vodanovich added 15 points.

Kurk Lee and Mojica both scored 18 points off the Dragons' bench.