Penn History

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Standings

Team Big 5 All Coach
St. Joseph’s 4-0 24-5 Jack Ramsay
Temple 3-1 21-7 Harry Litwack
Pennsylvania 2-2 19-6 Jack McCloskey
La Salle 1-3 10-15 Joe Heyer
Villanova 0-4 18-11 Jack Kraft
    92-44, 67.6%  

Game Results

All games were played at the Palestra.

Date Winner Loser Crowd
Dec 22 Penn  73 Villanova  60 5,394
  Stan Pawlak’s 24 points paces Red and Blue
Jan 5 Temple  57 Villanova  56 2,633
  Morgan scores 19 in close battle
Jan 8 St. Joseph’s  92 La Salle 69 8,733
  Six Hawks score double figures in blowout
Jan 12 Penn  90 La Salle 76 6,076
  Pawlak scores a Quaker Big Five high 37
Jan 16 St. Joseph’s  71 Villanova 69 8,408
  Sub Steve Donches hits 29-foot game-winner
Jan 22 St. Joseph’s  79 Penn  69 8,698
  Cliff Anderson leads way, 23 pts & 14 rebs
Feb 5 St. Joseph’s  105 Temple  74 8,679
  Hawks get 24 pts, 23 rebs from Anderson
Feb 12 La Salle  78 Villanova  70 6,702
  Explorers win despite 27-reb disadvantage
Feb 18 La Salle  86 Temple  85 5,812
  Chris Kefalos’ goal at buzzer doesn’t count
Feb 22 Temple  71 Penn  64 3,506
  Jim Williams scores 34 to down Quakers

Honors

Big 5 First Team:

  • Cliff Anderson (St. Joseph’s)
  • Matt Guokas (St. Joseph’s)
  • Hubie Marshall (La Salle)
  • Bill Melchionni (Villanova)*
  • Jeff Neuman (Pennsylvania)
  • Stan Pawlak (Pennsylvania)
  • Jim Williams (Temple)

* Melchionni earned a Geasey Award with a great senior season, averaging 27.6 points. He had two 40-point games, including 44 against St. Bonaventure.

 

St. Joseph’s Cliff Anderson:

Cliff Anderson graduated as the Hawks’ most prolific player back in 1967, when he was selected as an all-American. He left St. Joseph’s as the school’s all-time top scorer (1,728) and rebounder (1,228). His scoring mark has been surpassed, but the rebounding record remains. A first round pick by the ABA’s Pittsburgh Pipers, Anderson averaged a school-record 26.5 points a game as a senior. He led St. Joseph’s in scoring and rebounding in each of his three seasons and his 15.5 rebound average as a sophomore is still a school record. And the high-scoring Hawks went 66-18 in his career, scored more than 100 points 12 times and were in the 90s on 22 other occasions. His career highs are 39 points (against Rhode Island as a sophomore) and 32 rebounds (against La Salle as a senior). The 32 boards are the most ever in a Big Five game.

NCAA Tournament

St. Joseph’s 65, Providence 48, in Blacksburg, VA
Duke 76, St. Joseph’s 74, in Raleigh, NC
St. Joseph’s 92, Davidson 76, in Raleigh, NC

National Invitation Tournament

Villanova 63, St. Johns 61, at Madison Square Garden
Villanova 86, Boston College 85, at Madison Square Garden
New York U. 69, Villanova 63, Final 4 at Madison Square Garden
Villanova 76, Army 65, Final 4 at Madison Square Garden
Temple 88, Virginia Tech 73, at Madison Square Garden
Kansas 82, Temple 76, at Madison Square Garden