Penn History

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Standings

Team Big 5 All Coach
Villanova 4-0 17-9 Jack Kraft
Temple 3-1 20-8 Harry Litwack
St. Joseph’s 2-2 16-10 Jack McKinney
La Salle 1-3 14-12 Joe Heyer
Pennsylvania 0-4 11-14 Dick Harter
    78-53, 59.5%  

Game Results

All games were played at the Palestra.

Date Winner Loser Crowd
Dec 21 La Salle  85 Penn  83 6,427
  Hubie Marshall scores 31 pts, takes 33 shots
Jan 3 Temple  74 Penn  66 3,305
  Owls overcome halftime deficit
Jan 14 Villanova  69 Temple  64 7,333
  Johnny Jones’ 20 points paces the ‘Cats
Jan 21 St. Joseph’s  85 Penn  78 8,609
  Cliff Anderson scores 31 points
Jan 25 Villanova  71 Penn  54 4,027
  Penn’s starters make just 22 percent of FGs
Jan 28 Temple  72 St. Joseph’s  64 8,667
  John Baum had 18 points and 16 rebounds
Feb 8 Temple  79 La Salle  65 7,122
  Clarence Brookins nets 24 as TU’s gains share
Feb 11 Villanova  78 St. Joseph’s  73 8,727
  Crews scores 23 on 13 of 18 freebies
Feb 18 Villanova  68 La Salle  59 8,729
  Hubie Marshall goes 3 of 17 on FGs, scores 11
Feb 26 St. Joseph’s  96 La Salle  83 8,170
  Cliff Anderson stats (32 pts & reb, 37 FGAs)

Honors

Big 5 First Team:

  • Cliff Anderson (St. Joseph’s)*
  • John Baum (Temple)
  • Clarence Brookins (Temple)
  • Larry Cannon (La Salle)
  • Johnny Jones (Villanova)
  • Hubie Marshall (La Salle)

* Anderson scored 116 points in four Big Five games, a mark that remains an all-time mark. He averaged 26.5 points to earn the Geasey MVP.

NCAA Tournament

St. John’s 57, Temple 53, in Blacksburg, VA

National Invitation Tournament

Marshall 70, Villanova 69, at Madison Square Garden