Basketball Reigns Supreme in the Sports World this Weekend
It’s that time of year: March Madness is upon us and it couldn’t be a more exciting month for basketball fans. There is a lot going on in the basketball world this weekend starting with our Philadelphia 76ers, winners of their last three games by double digits since the Harden-Simmons trade, having a challenging stretch of games starting Friday night when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers. On Saturday, the Sixers have to travel to Miami to play the Heat, and then on Monday they return to Philadelphia to face the Chicago Bulls. Joel Embiid, James Harden, and Tyrese Maxey have led the way with the trio averaging 84.7 points per game.
In College Basketball on Saturday night, Hall of Fame basketball coach at Duke university Mike Krzyzewski will coach his final game at Cameron Indoor Stadium against their arch-rival North Carolina Tar Heels. How appropriate for Coach K's final home game is the centerpiece of one of the sports greatest rivalries. Back in our area, the Villanova Wildcats play their last regular-season game against Butler; The Cats are 21-7 and ranked 11th in the nation as they head to the Big East Tournament as one of the favorites to win the tourney ahead of the March Madness Brackets being announced.
This weekend in The Locker Room with Billy Schweim we will talk about if Sixers will continue their winning ways and the state of Villanova Basketball. Plus, Major League Baseball has canceled the first two weeks of the regular season and we’ll get your thoughts as well on the Textboard!
On Saturday's show in The Locker Room, former Eagles Linebacker Brad Quast joins me in the studio as we talk Sixers basketball. The Sports Book Consigliere Dave Sharapan checks in from Las Vegas with his insight for the weekend in sports. Then we will talk with the Radio Voice of the Villanova Wildcats, Ryan Fannon. Fannon will be talking to us courtside from Indianapolis at historic Hinkle Fieldhouse as they face Butler for their last regular-season game of the season.
On Sunday’s Show, Pete Thompson and Mike Carlin join me in the studio as we recap all the weekend's action with the Sixers and Flyers both playing on Saturday!!
That's The Locker Room with Billy Schweim every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to Noon on 97.3 ESPN FM Radio South Jersey and the 973 ESPN Mobile app.