Penn History

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Standings

Team Big 5 All Coach
La Salle 4-0 22-7 Paul Westhead
Pennsylvania 3-1 23-5 Chuck Daly
Villanova 2-2 9-18 Rollie Massimino
Temple 1-3 7-19 Don Casey
St. Joseph’s 0-4 8-17 Harry Booth
    69-66, 51.1%  

Game Results

All games were played at the Palestra.

Date Winner Loser Crowd
Dec 14 Penn   90 Villanova   80 9,025
  Penn builds 13-point halftime lead (46-33)
Jan 15 La Salle   68 St. Joseph’s   60 5,210
  St. Joe’s loses its 10th straight game
Jan 18 La Salle   67 Penn   65 9,233
  Joe Bryant’s 25 points include game winner
Jan 21 Penn   79 St. Joseph’s   70 4,583
  Ron Haigler (21 pts, 12 rebs) paces Quakers
Jan 25 Villanova   82 Temple   68 6,802
  Herron brothers combine for 46 points
Feb 8 La Salle   74 Temple   63 7,262
  #13 La Salle hands Owls ninth straight loss
Feb 12 La Salle   74 Villanova   73 6,613
  In overtime, La Salle ends Penn’s title hold
Feb 15 Temple   81 St. Joseph’s   67 2,988
  The Owls outboard the Hawks, 44-30
Feb 22 Villanova   71 St. Joseph’s   67 9,233
  Larry and Keith Herron score 19 points each
Feb 25 Penn   57 Temple   55 5,443
  Temple goes 5-for-15 from the line

Honors

Big 5 First Team:

  • Bob Bigelow (Pennsylvania)
  • Joe Bryant (La Salle)
  • Ron Haigler (Pennsylvania)*
  • Bill Taylor (La Salle)
  • Charlie Wise (La Salle)

* Haigler averaged 21.6 points and 10.6 rebounds. No Quaker since has averaged double digits in rebounding.

 

Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Ken Durrett (La Salle)
  • Bill Kennedy (Temple)
  • Jim Lynam (St. Joseph’s)
  • John Rossiter (Original Big Five Business Manager)
  • Jim Washington (Villanova)
  • Dave Wohl (Pennsylvania)
  • NCAA Tournament

    Kansas State 69, Pennsylvania 62, at The Palestra
    Syracuse 87, La Salle 83, at The Palestra

    National Invitation Tournament

    No participants