College Basketball Tripleheader at Wells Fargo Center to Determine Big 5 Champion From Six Philadelphia-Area Men’s Programs
PHILADELPHIA – Nov. 7, 2023 – NBC Sports Philadelphia Plus and Peacock will present live coverage of the inaugural MHS Lift Big 5 Classic college basketball same-day tripleheader at Wells Fargo Center on Dec. 2, beginning at 2 p.m. ET. The new series format of the Big 5 will determine the champion from six Philadelphia-area men’s teams: Drexel, La Salle, Penn, Saint Joseph’s, Temple and Villanova.
All three matchups of the inaugural event, including the championship game, will be presented on NBC Sports Philadelphia Plus and stream live on Peacock at 2 p.m. ET, 4:45 p.m. ET and 7:30 p.m. ET (times subject to change), respectively. The championship game will also encore on NBC Sports Philadelphia on Dec. 3 at 9 p.m. ET. Announcers and other details will be announced at a later date.
Big 5 Classic schedule on Saturday, Dec. 2:
|Fifth-Place Game||2 p.m.||NBC Sports Philadelphia Plus, Peacock|
|Third-Place Game||4:45 p.m.||NBC Sports Philadelphia Plus, Peacock|
|Championship||7:30 p.m.||NBC Sports Philadelphia Plus, Peacock|
The seeds for the Dec. 2 tripleheader will be determined by matchups played this month. For this year’s Big 5 series, the six schools are separated into three-team pods: Pod 1: Temple, La Salle, and Drexel; Pod 2: Villanova, Saint Joseph’s, and Penn. Each team will play the other two teams from their pod at their individual on-campus arenas from Nov. 7 to 29 to determine seeding for the Big 5 Classic on Dec. 2. One-seed teams from each pod will compete for the Big 5 championship, second-seed teams will compete for third place, and the third-seed teams will compete for fifth place.
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