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Standings

Team Big 5 All Coach
Pennsylvania 4-0 21-7 Chuck Daly
St. Joseph’s 2-2 22-6 Jack McKinney
Temple 2-2 17-10 Harry Litwack
La Salle 1-3 15-10 Paul Westhead
Villanova 1-3 11-14 Jack Kraft
    86-47, 64.7%  

Game Results

All games were played at the Palestra.

Date Winner Loser Crowd
Dec 13 Penn  54 St. Joseph’s  53 8,655
  Quakers erase seven-point halftime deficit
Dec 23 Penn  59 Temple  44 8,288
  Penn uses FTs (15 of 17) and rebounds (35-21)
Jan 6 St. Joseph’s  68 La Salle  55 9,019
  Mike Bantom gets 22 points and 20 rebounds
Jan 17 Penn  77 Villanova  69 9,205
  Hankinson 24 points, Haigler 20 boards
Jan 24 Penn57 La Salle 45 6,920
  Hankinson keys win with 16 points, 16 boards
Jan 27 Villanova 79 St. Joseph’s 72 9,222
  Hastings and Inglesby combine for 43 pts
Feb 10 St. Joseph’s 74 Temple 42 9,105
  Temple struggles in every aspect
Feb 17 Temple 56 La Salle 54 5,242
  Owls outrebound La Salle by 24 (43-19)
Feb 24 Temple 76 Villanova 67 7,658
  Temple wins because of 56% FG shooting
Feb 28 La Salle 101 Villanova 79 5,491
  Explorers outscore ‘Cats, 60-40, after half

Honors

Big 5 First Team:

  • Mike Bantom (St. Joseph’s)
  • Jim Crawford (La Salle)
  • Phil Hankinson (Pennsylvania)
  • Tom Ingelsby (Villanova)*
  • Pat McFarland (St. Joseph’s)

* Ingelsby had an excellent season, averaging 25.5 points for Nova and becoming the fifth to score 100 points in a Big Five season.

 

Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Cliff Anderson (St. Joseph’s)
  • Larry Cannon (La Salle)
  • Wali Jones (Villanova)
  • Stan Pawlak (Pennsylvania)
  • Guy Rodgers (Temple)

NCAA Tournament

Pennsylvania 62, St. John’s 61, in Williamsburg, VA
Providence 87, Pennsylvania 65, in Charlotte, NC
Syracuse 69, Pennsylvania 68, in Charlotte, NC
Providence 89, St. Joseph’s 76, in Jamaica, NY

National Invitation Tournament

No participants