Penn History

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Standings

Team Big 5 All Coach
Villanova 4-0 21-7 Jack Kraft
Temple 2-2 16-9 Harry Litwack
La Salle 2-2 16-9 Donald Moore
Pennsylvania 1-3 17-8 Jack McCloskey
St. Joseph’s 1-3 18-10 Jack Ramsay
    88-43, 67.2%  

Game Results

All games were played at the Palestra.

Date Winner Loser Crowd
Dec 20 La Salle  69 Penn  57 4,704
  Bob McAteer’s 15 points leads Explorers
Jan 10 Villanova  60 Temple  53 9,225
  ‘Nova’s Hubie White is difference w/ 22 pts
Jan 17 Penn  66 St. Joseph’s  60 2,154
  Quakers can 20 FTs while SJU makes six
Jan 20 Villanova  81 Penn  54 9,237
  Hubie White nets then Big 5 record 38 points
Jan 27 St. Joseph’s  53 Temple  49 9,241
  Hawks win while shooting 29% from field
Feb 3 Temple  64 La Salle  51 4,701
  Bruce Drysdale tallies a game-high 18 pts
Feb 14 Temple  79 Penn  60 2,294
  Temple was up by 22 points (42-20) at half
Feb 16 La Salle  72 St. Joseph’s  71 5,153
  La Salle takes the hard-fought battle
Feb 24 Villanova  65 La Salle  63 9,232
  Villanova led by nine with 4:30 left in game
March 3 Villanova  66 St. Joseph’s  59 9,243
  White caps season with 23 pts, 17 rebs

Honors

Big 5 First Team:

  • Bruce Drysdale (Temple)
  • Wally Jones (Villanova)
  • Bob McAteer (La Salle)
  • Hubie White (Villanova)*
  • Tom Wynne (St. Joseph’s)

* This Geasey MVP averaged 21.5 points per game and 10.2 boards, becoming the first ‘Cat to score 600 points in a season since the Big 5 formation.

NCAA Tournament

Villanova 90, West Virginia 75, at The Palestra
Villanova 79, New York U. 76, in College Park, MD
Wake Forest 76, Villanova 69, in College Park, MD
Wake Forest 96, St. Joseph’s 85, in College Park, MD
New York U. 94, St. Joseph’s 85, in College Park, MD

National Invitation Tournament

Temple 80, Providence 78, at Madison Square Garden
Loyola/Ill 75, Temple 64, at Madison Square Garden