It is far from finalized, but there is an effort to hold a Big 5 doubleheader at the Palestra with La Salle meeting Temple and St. Joseph's facing Penn.

A person familiar with the details says that there has been talk of scheduling the games during the week, sometime after Martin Luther King Day, which falls this year on Jan. 18.

The person also said that nothing is definite at this point.

Penn and St. Joseph's play their Big 5 game at the Palestra. Temple and La Salle have played their Big 5 game there the last two years, since the Owls have been in the American Athletic Conference.

Last season Temple's 58-57 win over La Salle at the Palestra on Dec. 6 drew 7,445. Penn's 56-52 win over St. Joseph's on Jan. 24 drew 8,538.

College basketball teams are now finalizing their schedules. It is expected that the Big 5 schools will be releasing their non-league schedules within a month.