Penn History

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Standings

Team Big 5 All Coach
Pennsylvania 3-1 18-8 Chuck Daly
Temple 3-1 17-11 Don Casey
La Salle 2-2 17-12 Paul Westhead
Villanova 2-2 23-10 Rollie Massimino
St. Joseph’s 0-4 13-13 Harry Booth
    88-54, 62.0%  

Game Results

All games were played at the Palestra.

Date Winner Loser Crowd
Dec 18 Villanova  83 Penn  66 9,208
  The Herron Brothers pour in 41 points
Jan 15 La Salle  69 St. Joseph’s  61 5,719
  Donn Wilber’s 20 points pace Explorers
Jan 19 Penn  63 St. Joseph’s  55 5,285
  Bobby Willis was the spark with 17 points
Jan 22 Penn  83 Temple  72 5,063
  Matt White:  8-8 FGs, 12 rebs off bench
Feb 2 La Salle  71 Villanova  70 8,073
  Darryl Gladden’s 2 freebies at 0:03 wins it
Feb 12 Temple  87 La Salle  75 5,562
  Tim Claxton’s 23 points keys the Owls’ win
Feb 16 Temple  73 Villanova  66 3,374
  Owls second Big Five victory in four days
Feb 19 Villanova  92 St. Joseph’s  78 12,138
Spectrum ‘Cats win first Big 5 game away from Palestra
Feb 22 Penn  80 La Salle  70 6,884
  McDonald scores 32 points, grabs 15 rebs
Feb 26 Temple  81 St. Joseph’s  74 5,152
  Temple gains a share of the Big 5 title

Honors

Big 5 First Team:

  • Norman Black (St. Joseph’s)
  • Michael Brooks (La Salle)
  • Keith Herron (Villanova)
  • Kevin McDonald (Pennsylvania)*
  • Marty Stahurski (Temple)

* McDonald averaged 21.2 points and 9.2 boards as a junior, leading Penn to a share of the Big Five title. He would average 22.3 as a senior.

 

Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Bruce Drysdale (Temple)
  • Chris Ford (Villanova)
  • Mike Hauer (St. Joseph’s)
  • Hubie Marshall (La Salle)
  • Bob Morse (Pennsylvania)

NCAA Tournament

No participants

National Invitation Tournament

Villanova 78, Old Dominion 68, in Norfolk, VA
Villanova 81, Massachusetts 71, at Madison Square Garden
St. Bonaventure 86, Villanova 82, at Madison Square Garden
Villanova 102, Alabama 89, at Madison Square Garden