It will be a holiday homecoming of sorts for visiting women's basketball coaches this week.

Dawn Staley will make her first visit with South Carolina since leaving Temple in 2008, when the Gamecocks meet Boston University at 4 p.m. today in the second game of St. Joseph's tournament at Hagan Arena.

The Hawks will host Brown at 2 p.m.

Boston University is coached by Kelly Greenberg, the former La Salle star who coached Penn to two Ivy titles before departing to coach the Terriers.

Temple will host No. 8 Duke on Thursday afternoon (2 p.m.) at McGonigle Hall. The Owls will visit Akron tonight before meeting the Blue Devils.

In Villanova's tournament today, Drexel will meet Loyola (Md.) at 5:30 p.m. Loyola is coached by former St. Joseph's assistant Joe Logan. The Wildcats will host San Francisco in the second game at 7:30 p.m.

Mount St. Mary's visits Penn tomorrow at 7 p.m.

La Salle will play in Monmouth's tournament tomorrow and Wednesday, opening against Holy Cross after the host Hawks play Howard.

Contact staff writer Mel Greenberg at 215-854-5725 or mgreenberg@phillynews.com. Read his blog at go.philly.com/womhoops.