One of the biggest displays of pride and passion through competition in the Philadelphia area is their Big 5 in college basketball. Historically, games would take place at the legendary Palestra.
This storied group has been competing since 1955. In recent years, however, it's been pretty much a two-team race between Villanova and Temple. Excluded, and unjustifiably so, is Drexel University, whose campus is literally minutes from the University of Pennsylvania.They will be included as a part of this Philly pride article.
So just how will these prideful and passionate teams fare as we rapidly approach the end of the college basketball season and enter the realm of March Madness? Let's break it down.