Penn History

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Standings

Team Big 5 All Coach
St. Joseph’s 3-1 20-7 Jack Ramsay
Villanova 3-1 20-6 Al Severance
Pennsylvania 2-2 14-11 Jack McCloskey
La Salle 1-3 16-6 Donald Moore
Temple 1-3 17-9 Harry Litwack
    87-39, 69.0%

Game Results

Date Winner Loser Crowd
Dec 19 St. Joseph’s  74 Penn  62 4,027
  12-point SJU run in 2nd half seals victory
Jan 13 Villanova  81 Temple  69 4,957
  Villanova wins for 10th consecutive time
Jan 20 Penn  50 Temple  47 2,956
  Temple struggles  (29%), Kennedy 2-16 FGs
Jan 23 Villanova  71 Penn  58 8,454
  ‘Cats trail Quakers by 5 at intermission
Jan 30 St. Joseph’s  59 Temple  54 6,570
  Joe Gallo and Bobby McNeill each net 17
Feb 6 La Salle  80 St. Joseph’s  73 7,952
  Bob Alden led La Salle with 25 points
Feb 17 Penn  66 La Salle  62 5,272
  Quakers beat Explorers for 3rd straight time
Feb 20 Temple  77 La Salle  53 3,789
  “Pickles” Kennedy scores 28 in blowout
Feb 27 St. Joseph’s  78 Villanova  75 9,364
  Joe Gallo hits 2 FTs at 0:01 for 24 points
March 5 Villanova  68 La Salle  52 8,503
  Jimmy Huggard led ‘Nova with 22 points

Honors

Big 5 First Team:

  • Bob Alden (La Salle)
  • Joe Gallo (St. Joes)
  • Jim Huggard (Villanova)
  • Bill Kennedy (Temple)*
  • Bob McNeill (St. Joes)
  • Bob Mlkvy (Penn)
  • Hubie White (Villanova)

* Kennedy averaged 22.2 points and served as the Owls top playmaker to become the MVP. Kennedy is among Temples all-time leading scorers.

NCAA Tournament

Duke 58, St. Josephs 56, in Charlotte, NC
West Virginia 106, St. Josephs 100, in Charlotte, NC

National Invitation Tournament

Villanova 88, Detroit 86, at Madison Square Garden
Utah State 73, Villanova 72, at Madison Square Garden
Dayton 71, Temple 52, at Madison Square Garden