Penn History

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Standings

Team Big 5 All Coach
La Salle 4-0 23-1 Tom Gola
Temple 2-2 22-8 Harry Litwack
Villanova 2-2 21-5 Jack Kraft
Pennsylvania 1-3 15-10 Dick Harter
St. Joseph’s 1-3 17-11 Jack McKinney
    98-35, 73.7%  

Game Results

All games were played at the Palestra.

Date Winner Loser Crowd
Dec 21 St. Joseph’s  63 Penn  58 6,135
  Hawks win in a free-throw fest
Jan 7 Temple  107 Penn  83 2,854
  Joe Cromer scores 35 on 14-22 FGs
Jan 11 Villanova  87 St. Joseph’s  62 9,238
  Porter rips Hawks for 36 pts, 26 rebs
Jan 15 Penn  32 Villanova  30 4,445
  Steve Bilsky hits a long game-winner at 0:01
Jan 18 Temple  79 St. Joseph’s  59 8,668
  St. Joe’s doesn’t even shoot 30 percent
Jan 22 La Salle  78 Penn  64 8,565
  Explorers nail 36 of 40 free throws
Jan 25 La Salle  101 Temple  85 9,214
  Durrett hits 12 of 17 FGs en route to 27 pts
Feb 8 La Salle  74 Villanova  67 9,248
  A classic Howard Porter-Ken Durrett battle
Feb 15 La Salle  84 St. Joseph’s  67 8,298
  La Salle wraps up Big Five title
Feb 22 Villanova  73 Temple  66 8,472
  ‘Nova overcomes a halftime deficit

Honors

Big 5 First Team:

  • John Baum (Temple)
  • Larry Cannon (La Salle)
  • Ken Durrett (La Salle)
  • Mike Hauer (St. Joseph’s)
  • Johnny Jones (Villanova)
  • Howard Porter (Villanova)
  • Bernie Williams (La Salle)

NCAA Tournament

Davidson 75, Villanova 61, in Raleigh, NC
Duquesne 74, St. Joseph’s 52, in Kingston, RI

National Invitation Tournament

Temple 82, Florida 66, at Madison Square Garden
Temple 94, St. Peter’s 78, at Madison Square Garden
Temple 63, Tennessee 58, Final 4 at Madison Square Garden
Temple 89, Boston College 76, Final 4 at Madison Square Garden