Penn History

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Standings

Team Big 5 All Coach
St. Joseph’s 3-1 17-9 Jack McKinney
La Salle 2-2 20-8 Jim Harding
Temple 2-2 19-9 Harry Litwack
Villanova 2-2 19-9 Jack Kraft
Pennsylvania 1-3 9-17 Dick Harter
    84-52, 61.8%  

Game Results

All games were played at the Palestra.

Date Winner Loser Crowd
Dec 22 St. Joseph’s  78 Penn  57 2,946
  Ten different Hawks score in this blowout
Jan 6 La Salle  103 St. Joseph’s  71 9,208
  La Salle domination led by Ervin
Jan 9 Temple  72 Penn  64 3,556
  Nolan keys victory with 24 pts and 11 rebs
Jan 17 Villanova  75 Penn  46 3,358
  No Quakers net double figures
Jan 24 Penn  57 La Salle  45 4,309
  Penn shoots 57 percent from the field
Jan 27 St. Joseph’s 67  Temple  62 9,217
  Dan Kelly tallies 22 points for the Hawks
Feb 3 Temple  61 Villanova  52 8,744
  Temple cans 33 of 40 free throws
Feb 10 La Salle 64  Temple 60 8,768
  Jim Williams scores 24, but the Owls fall
Feb 17 St. Joseph’s  63 Villanova  54 9,181
  Mike Hauer’s boardwork keys Hawk victory
Feb 24 Villanova  64 La Salle  56 8,909
  Johnny Jones ends with 23 pts, 9 rebs

Honors

Big 5 First Team:

  • John Baum (Temple)
  • Larry Cannon (La Salle)
  • Mike Hauer (St. Joseph’s)
  • Johnny Jones (Villanova)*
  • Dan Kelly (St. Joseph’s)

* Jones earned the Geasey MVP after leading the Cats at 20.1 points and 8.7 boards a game. He had a season-high 38 versus Wyoming in the NIT.

 

Honorable Mention:

  • Pete Andrews (Pennsylvania)
  • Bill DeAngelis (St. Joseph’s)
  • Bernie Williams (La Salle)

NCAA Tournament

Columbia 83, La Salle 69, in College Park, MD

National Invitation Tournament

Villanova 77, Wyoming 66, at Madison Square Garden
Kansas 55, Villanova 49, at Madison Square Garden
Kansas 82, Temple 76, at Madison Square Garden