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Men's Standings

Team Big 5 All Coach
St. Joseph’s 4-0 21-9 Jim Lynam
Villanova 3-1 23-8 Rollie Massimino
La Salle 1-3 22-9 “Lefty” Ervin
Pennsylvania 1-3 17-12 Bob Weinhauer
Temple 1-3 14-12 Don Casey
    97-50, 66.0%  

Men's Game Results

Date / Location Winner Loser Crowd
Dec 8 Villanova  86 La Salle  59 7,253
Palestra The Wildcats win a physical battle
Jan 8 Penn  59 Temple  46 6,253
Palestra Salters goes 11 of 14 from field, 25 points
Jan 19 Villanova  65 Penn  51 11,456
Spectrum ‘Nova outscores Quakers, 25-7, from line
Jan 19 Temple  67 La Salle  62 11,456
Spectrum Keith Parham nets a career-best 31 points
Jan 23 St. Joseph’s  60 Penn  56 6,165
Palestra In 3 OTs, Boo Williams scores 27 (11-11 FTs)
Feb 2 St. Joseph’s  58 La Salle  57 6,451
Palestra Boo Williams tops the 1,000-point barrier
Feb 9 St. Joseph’s  53 Temple  52 5,080
Civic Bryan Warrick hits game-winner in overtime
Feb 12 La Salle  80 Penn  73 8,180
Palestra Michael Brooks:  27 points, 14 rebounds
Feb 16 Villanova  67 Temple  59 7,813
Palestra Alex Bradley gets a game-high 19 points
Feb 23 St. Joseph’s  60 Villanova  59 9,208
Palestra Hawks win first City Series title since 1968

Men's Honors

Big 5 First Team:

  • Alex Bradley (Villanova)
  • Michael Brooks (La Salle)*
  • John Pinone (Villanova)
  • James Salters (Pennsylvania)
  • Rory Sparrow (Villanova)
  • Boo Williams (St. Joseph’s)

* Brooks was the USBWA National Player of the Year and picked to captain the 1980 U.S. Olympic Team. He averaged 24.1 points for La Salle.

 

Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Steve Courtin (St. Joseph’s)
  • Phil Hankinson (Pennsylvania)
  • Dan Kelly (St. Joseph’s)
  • Alonzo Lewis (La Salle)

Men's NCAA Tournament

Villanova 77, Marquette 59, in Syracuse, NY
Syracuse 97, Villanova 83, in Syracuse, NY
Penn 62, Washington State 55, in West Lafayette, IN
Duke 52, Pennsylvania 42, in West Lafayette, IN
Purdue 90, La Salle 82, in West Lafayette, IN

Men's National Invitation Tournament

Texas 70, St. Joseph’s 61, in Austin, Texas

Women's Standings

Team Big 5 All Coach
Villanova 4-0 20-5 Harry Perretta
St. Joseph’s 3-1 11-15 Jim Foster
La Salle 1-3 17-11 Linda Lastowka
Pennsylvania 1-3 13-13 Lois Ashley
Temple 1-3 14-10 Andy McGovern
    77-54, 58.8%  

Women's Game Results

Date / Location Winner Loser
Dec 2 Villanova  72 Penn  56
Palestra ‘Nova led by 21  (42-21) at the half
Jan 15 St. Joseph’s  59 La Salle  57
Hayman Kathy Bess’ 22 points, 21 boards not enough
Jan 22 Villanova  53 St. Joseph’s  52
Nevin The ‘Cats trailed at intermission
Jan 24 Villanova  65 Temple  47
Hawk Hill Villanova staves off Temple on neutral court
Feb 2 St. Joseph’s  86 Penn  62
Palestra Carol Polachek scores 20 on 10-16 FGs
Feb 5 Temple  69 La Salle  58
McGonigle Lynn Blaszczyk scores 19 pts, grabs 18 rebs
Feb 21 Penn  77 Temple  74
Palestra Penn overcomes 9-pt halftime deficit (47-38)
Feb 23 Villanova  80 La Salle  68
Hawk Hill Kathie Beisel nets 24 pts as ‘Cats pull away
Feb 26 St. Joseph’s  70 Temple  46
Hawk Hill The Hawks feast on the Owls
Feb 27 La Salle  65 Penn  61
Hayman Quakers struggle from the line (11-27)

Women's Honors

Big 5 First Team:

  • Kathy Bess (La Salle)
  • Lynn Blaszczyk (Temple)
  • Renie Dunne (St. Joseph’s)
  • Joanne Gentry (St. Joseph’s)
  • Lisa Ortlip (Villanova)*

* Ortlip helped guide the Cats to the first Big Five women’s championship, averaging 14.4 points as just a sophomore.

 

Big 5 Second Team:

  • Kathie Beisel (Villanova)
  • Jennifer Gowan (Temple)
  • Donna Kennedy (Temple)
  • Carol Kuna (Pennsylvania)
  • Ellen Malone (La Salle)
  • Stephanie Vanderslice (Villanova)

Women's AIAW Tournament

Rutgers 71, Villanova 41