Penn History

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Standings

Team Big 5 All Coach
St. Joseph’s 4-0 25-5 Jack Ramsay
Temple 3-1 20-8 Harry Litwack
La Salle 2-2 15-7 Donald Moore
Pennsylvania 1-3 16-9 Jack McCloskey
Villanova 0-4 11-13 Al Severance
    87-42, 67.4%  

Game Results

All games were played at the Palestra.

Date Winner Loser Crowd
Dec 21 Temple  72 Penn  58 4,623
  Ed Devery leads the Owls with 21 points
Jan 18 Penn  63 Villanova  62 2,842
  Jimmy Huggard pass 1,000-pt level in loss
Jan 21 La Salle  67 Penn  63 3,137
  La Salle frontcourt scores 49 points in win
Jan 27 Temple  63 La Salle  57 2,422
  Drysdale keys the Owl win w/ 30-pt outburst
Jan 28 St. Joseph’s  64 Villanova  63 9,143
  Freebies by Billy Hoy ice it at 0:32
Feb 6 St. Joseph’s  65 La Salle  54 6,243
  Jack Egan takes 28 shots to score 20 points
Feb 14 St. Joseph’s  88 Penn  73 2,565
  Tom Wynne comes off bench to score 17
Feb 18 St. Joseph’s  86 Temple  83 9,246
  SJU wins in OT despite five disqualifications
Feb 25 Temple  79 Villanova  69 7,603
  Wildcats lose despite 33 points from White
March 4 La Salle  76 Villanova  71 5,027
  Explorers hold Hubie White to 16 points

Honors

Big 5 First Team:

  • Bruce Drysdale (Temple)*
  • Jim Huggard (Villanova)
  • Bob McAteer (La Salle)
  • Bob Mlkvy (Penn)
  • Hubie White (Villanova)

* A little All-American at 5-foot-10, Drysdale averaged 21.3 points a game, including 32 vs St. Joes and 30 vs La Salle en route to the Geasey MVP.

NCAA Tournament

St. Joseph’s 72, Princeton 67, in Charlotte, NC
St. Joseph’s 96, Wake Forest 86, in Charlotte, NC
Ohio State 95, St. Joseph’s 69, in Kansas City, MO
St. Joseph’s 127, Utah 120 (4ot), in Kansas City, MO

National Invitation Tournament

Dayton 62, Temple 60, at Madison Square Garden