Penn History

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Standings

Team Big 5 All Coach
La Salle 3-1 17-9 Jim Pollard
St. Joseph’s 3-1 17-7 Jack Ramsay
Temple 3-1 20-9 Harry Litwack
Villanova 1-3 10-15 Al Severance
Pennsylvania 0-4 7-19 Jack McCloskey
    71-59, 54.6%  

Game Results

All games were played at the Palestra.

Date Winner Loser Crowd
Dec 18 Temple  79 Penn  56 3,735
  Jay Norman had 22 points, 23 rebounds
Jan 9 St. Joseph’s  97 La Salle  85 3,727
  La Salle had 11-point lead in 2nd half
Jan 16 Villanova  63 Penn  47 1,181
  Villanova jumped to 16-4 lead to start game
Jan 19 St. Joseph’s  59 Villanova  51 5,659
  Al Griffith scores 19 points in losing cause
Jan 26 La Salle  84 Penn  73 2,323
  Explorers own boards with 69-28 advantage
Feb 6 Temple  81 Villanova  72 3,155
  Temple took  24-5 lead & never looked back
Feb 12 La Salle  63 Temple  61 3,696
  Alonzo Lewis (with 26 pts) engineered upset
Feb 20 St. Joseph’s  79 Penn  71 1,542
  Dick Csencsitz has 26 points for Quakers
Feb 27 Temple  54 St. Joseph’s  48 9,286
  The Owls gain a share of Big Five title
March 6 La Salle  75 Villanova  61 2,172
  La Salle’s Bill Katheder leads with 26 points

Honors

Big 5 First Team:

  • Mel Brodsky (Temple)
  • Dick Csencsitz (Pennsylvania)
  • Dan Dougherty (St. Joseph’s)
  • Kurt Engelbert (St. Joseph’s)
  • Tom Garberina (La Salle)
  • Al Griffith (Villanova)
  • Alonzo Lewis (La Salle)
  • Jay Norman (Temple)
  • Ray Radziszewski (St. Joseph’s)
  • Guy Rodgers (Temple)*

* Rodgers was a first-team All-American, upping his scoring average to 20.4 points while doling out 6.4 assists a game en route to the Geasey Award.

NCAA Tournament

No participants

National Invitation Tournament

Temple 77, Dayton 66, at Madison Square Garden
Bradley 94, Temple 66, Final 4 at Madison Square Garden
Temple 67, St. Bonaventure 50, Final 4 at Madison Square Garden