Previewing the two Big Five games slated for Saturday:

No. 23 Villanova vs. La Salle

When: Saturday, 3 p.m. at the Palestra

Records: Villanova (5-2); La Salle (0-7)

Television/Radio: ESPN2/WTEL, 610 AM.

Coaches: Villanova, Jay Wright (18th season, 427-167; overall, 549-252); La Salle, Ashley Howard (first season, 0-7).

Series: Villanova leads 38-27. The Wildcats won five in a row after last year's 77-68 win on Dec. 10, 2017 at the Wells Fargo Center.

Top three:

Villanova –  G Phi Booth, 6-3, R-Sr., (16.6 ppg., 3.0 apg.), F Eric Paschall, 6-8, R-Sr. (14.1 ppg., 5.4 rpg.), G Collin Gillespie, 6-3, So. (10.7 ppg., .42.9 three-point percentage).

La Salle – G Pookie Powell, 6-0, Grad student (18.3 ppg.), G Isiah Deas, 6-6, Jr. (13.3 ppg.), G Traci Carter, 6-1, R-Jr. (6.0 ppg., 4.0 apg.).

Saint Joseph’s forward Charlie Brown Jr., holds the basketball against Monmouth on Monday, November 12, 2018.
YONG KIM / Staff Photographer
Saint Joseph’s forward Charlie Brown Jr., holds the basketball against Monmouth on Monday, November 12, 2018.

Temple at St. Joseph’s

When: Saturday, 5:30 pm. Hagan Arena.

Records: Temple (6-1); St. Joseph's (4-3).

Television/Radio: NBC Sports Network/WFIL 560 AM and WPHT 1210 AM.

Coaches: Temple, Fran Dunphy (13th season, 253-153; overall, 563-316), St. Joseph's, Phil Martelli (24th season, 434-312).

Series: Temple leads 91-69. The Owls have won two in a row after last season's 81-78 home win on Dec. 9, 2017.

Top three:

St. Joseph's – F Charlie Brown Jr., 6-7, R-So. (24.1 ppg., 53.7 three-point), G Lamarr Kimble, 6-0, R-Jr. (18.3 ppg., 3.0 apg.); G Jared Bynum, 5-10 Fr. (11.9 ppg.).

Temple: G-F Quinton Rose, 6-8, Jr. (17.4 ppg.); G Shizz Alston, 6-4, Sr. (17.4 ppg.); G Nate Pierre-Louis, 6-4, So. (11.9 ppg.).