Penn History

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Standings

Team Big 5 All Coach
Pennsylvania 3-1 25-3 Chuck Daly
Temple 3-1 23-8 Harry Litwack
St. Joseph’s 2-2 19-9 Jack McKinney
Villanova 2-2 20-8 Jack Kraft
La Salle 0-4 6-19 Paul Westhead
    93-47, 66.4%  

Game Results

All games were played at the Palestra.

Date Winner Loser Crowd
Dec 18 Temple  57 Penn  52 9,224
  Owls stop Penn’s regular-season streak at 48
Jan 5 St. Joseph’s  72 La Salle  55 4,957
  Mike Bantom (18 pts, 19 rebs) leads SJU
Jan 19 Penn  74 Villanova  64 9,223
  Hankinson and Calhoun combine for 45 pts
Jan 26 Penn  80 La Salle  66 6,589
  Penn pulls away in the second half
Feb 2 Temple  67 La Salle  56 4,172
  Owls uses balanced scoring for victory
Feb 4 St. Joseph’s  68 Villanova  65 9,233
  SJU wins despite 31 from Hank Siemiontkowski
Feb 12 Villanova  80 Temple  66 9,233
  Chris Ford:  22 points, 9 rebs, 5 assists
Feb 19 Temple  60 St. Joseph’s  58 8,117
  Three record “double-doubles” for St. Joe’s
Feb 26 Villanova  86 La Salle  73 9,235
  Siemiontkowski & Inglesby combine for 56
Feb 29 Penn  77 St. Joseph’s  64 9,122
  Alan Cotler scores 25 for Red and Blue

Honors

Big 5 First Team:

  • Mike Bantom (St. Joseph’s)
  • Corky Calhoun (Pennsylvania)
  • Chris Ford (Villanova)
  • Phil Hankinson (Pennsylvania)
  • Tom Inglesby (Villanova)
  • Ollie Johnson (Temple)
  • Bob Morse (Pennsylvania)

NCAA Tournament

Pennsylvania 76, Providence 60, in Jamaica, NY
Pennsylvania 78, Villanova 67, in Morgantown, WV
No. Carolina 73, Pennsylvania 59, in Morgantown, WV
Villanova 85, East Carolina 70, in Princeton, NJ
South Carolina 90, Villanova 78, in Morgantown, WV
South Carolina 53, Temple 51, in Williamsburg, VA

National Invitation Tournament

Maryland 67, St. Joseph’s 55, at Madison Square Garden