Penn History

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Standings

Team Big 5 All Coach
Pennsylvania 3-1 19-6 Jack McCloskey
Villanova 3-1 19-10 Jack Kraft
St. Joseph’s 2-2 23-5 Jack Ramsay
La Salle 1-3 16-8 Donald Moore
Temple 1-3 15-7 Harry Litwack
    92-36, 71.9%  

Game Results

All games were played at the Palestra.

Date Winner Loser Crowd
Dec 22 Penn  78 St. Joseph’s  77 5,845
  Wideman layup ices win at 0:18 in 3rd OT
Jan 12 Villanova  63 St. Joseph’s  61 8,716
  Eric Erikson hits game-winner at 0:05 in OT
Jan 19 Temple  50 Villanova  49 8,201
  Fitzgerald leads way with 13 pts, 19 rebs
Jan 26 Villanova  63 Penn  62 8,728
  Pennsylvania was up six (29-23) at break
Feb 2 La Salle  81 Temple  71 6,100
  Frank Corace scores 21 pts, grabs 15 rebs
Feb 12 Penn  78 La Salle  74 6,331
  Corace’s 30 points, 18 boards aren’t enough
Feb 16 St. Joseph’s  64 Temple  52 7,299
  Jim Boyle hits for 17 points and 13 rebounds
Feb 23 St. Joseph’s  66 La Salle  49 8,719
  Boyle misses “triple-double” by an assist
Feb 26 Penn  59 Temple  53 3,256
  Penn wins 1st Big 5 title behind Wideman’s 18
March 3 Villanova  63 La Salle  47 8,708
  Wally Jones’ 28 points sparks the ‘Cats

Honors

Big 5 First Team:

  • Frank Corace (La Salle)
  • Wally Jones (Villanova)
  • Jim Lynam (St. Joseph’s)
  • Jim Washington (Villanova)
  • John Wideman (Pennsylvania)
  • Tom Wynne (St. Joseph’s)

NCAA Tournament

St. Joseph’s 82, Princeton 81, at The Palestra
St. Joseph’s 97, West Virginia 88, in College Park, MD
Duke 73, St. Joseph’s 59, in College Park, MD

National Invitation Tournament

Villanova 63, DePaul 51, at Madison Square Garden
Villanova 54, Wichita 53, at Madison Square Garden
Canisius 61, Villanova 46, at Madison Square Garden
Marquette 66, Villanova 58, at Madison Square Garden