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Men's Standings

Team Big 5 All Coach
La Salle 2-2 14-13 “Lefty” Ervin
Pennsylvania 2-2 20-8 Bob Weinhauer
St. Joseph’s 2-2 25-8 Jim Lynam
Temple 2-2 20-8 Don Casey
Villanova 2-2 20-11 Rollie Massimino
    99-48, 67.3%  

Men's Game Results

Date / Location Winner Loser Crowd
Dec 20 La Salle  84 Villanova  83 6,092
Palestra Kevin Lynam hits game-winner in third OT
Jan 14 Penn  51 Temple  49 6,231
Palestra Ken Hall’s 25-footer at 0:05 wins it
Jan 17 Villanova  68 Penn  55 9,208
Palestra Granger records 15 pts, 8 assists, 6 steals
Jan 28 St. Joseph’s  63 Penn  61 6,990
Palestra David Lardner misses one-and-bonus at 0:03
Jan 31 La Salle  58 St. Joseph’s  56 9,208
Palestra Explorers complete second straight upset
Jan 31 Temple  71 Villanova  68 9,208
Palestra John Pinone’s 26 points go for naught
Feb 14 St. Joseph’s  61 Temple  58 7,151
Palestra SJU overcomes 9-pt deficit in last 8 minutes
Feb 17 Penn  67 La Salle  62 8,378
Palestra Ken Hall scores 21 pts, including 9-9 FTs
Feb 21 Temple  84 La Salle  62 7,655
Palestra La Salle trailed by 19 points at half
Feb 28 Villanova  72 St. Joseph’s  62 9,208
Palestra ‘Nova wins to gain a five-way share of title

Men's Honors

Big 5 First Team:

  • Stewart Granger (Villanova)
  • Kevin Lynam (La Salle)
  • John Pinone (Villanova)*
  • Neal Robinson (Temple)
  • Bryan Warwick (St. Joseph’s)

* Pinone led the Cats in scoring (15.8) and rebounding (7.4) for the second straight year, an impressive feat for a soph.

John Pinone played so well for so long, his number 45 jersey now hangs from The Pavilion rafters, retired in a 1995 ceremony. He was a four-time all-Big Five performer, a three-time Geasey MVP, a three-time all-BIG EAST pick, an Academic All-American, a two-time international representative and a two-time NCAA Tournament all-region pick. That kind of thing happens when a player scores more than 2,000 career points and grabs more than 1,000 rebounds while his team wins at least 20 games each of four years and advances to the NCAA Tournament in each. He still stands sixth on Villanova’s scoring chart (2,024 points) and eighth in rebounding (837 boards). Pinone is still the lone freshman to pace the Wildcats in scoring (14.5 a game in 1980). In 1982 he was a member of the U.S. World Championship Team.

 

Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Joe Bryant (La Salle)
  • Dick Censits (Pennsylvania)
  • Johnny Jones (Villanova)
  • Howard Porter (Villanova)
  • Charles Scott (Penn Assistant Athletic Director)

Men's NCAA Tournament

St. Joseph’s 59, Creighton 57, in Dayton, OH
St. Joseph’s 49, DePaul 48, in Dayton, OH
St. Joseph’s 42, Boston College 41, in Bloomington, IN
Indiana 78, St. Joseph’s 46, in Bloomington, IN
Villanova 90, Houston 72, in Charlotte, NC
Virginia 54, Villanova 50, in Charlotte, NC

Men's National Invitation Tournament

Temple 90, Clemson 82, in Clemson, SC
West Virginia 77, Temple 76 (ot), in Morgantown, WV
West Virginia 67, Pennsylvania 64, in Morgantown, WV

Women's Standings

Team Big 5 All Coach
Villanova 4-0 22-6 Harry Perretta
La Salle 2-2 17-11 Kevin Gallagher
St. Joseph’s 2-2 14-11 Jim Foster
Pennsylvania 1-3 12-14 Lois Ashley
Temple 1-3 12-17 Linda MacDonald
    77-59, 56.6%  

Women's Game Results

Date / Location Winner Loser
Dec 20 Villanova  70 La Salle  46
Hayman A dozen Wildcats score in rout
Jan 20 Villanova  53 St. Joseph’s  50
Hawk Hill Hawks led by seven at intermission
Jan 20 La Salle  63 Penn  54
Palestra Bess goes 8-10 from field, scores 20 pts
Jan 28 St. Joseph’s  93 Penn  54
Palestra All 12 Hawks score in the blowout
Jan 31 Villanova  104 Temple  67
McGonigle ‘Nova records the 1st Big Five 100-point game
Feb 3 La Salle  88 Temple  84
Hayman Six Explorers reach double figures in scoring
Feb 17 St. Joseph’s  67 La Salle  54
Hawk Hill Renie Dunne has 12 points and eight steals
Feb 19 Penn  78 Temple  77
McGonigle Quakers survive second half scare from Owls
Feb 24 Temple  87 St. Joseph’s  68
McGonigle Donna Kennedy gets 21 points, 12 rebounds
Feb 24 Villanova  75 Penn  52
Nevin The ‘Cats force Penn into 34 turnovers

Women's Honors

Big 5 First Team:

  • Kathie Beisel (Villanova)
  • Renie Dunne (St. Joseph’s)*
  • Maureen Kramer (La Salle)
  • Lisa Ortlip (Villanova)
  • Marilyn Stephens (Temple)

* Dunne spearheaded the Hawk attack, averaging 10.8 points, 5.4 assists and 2.8 boards per game.

 

Big 5 Second Team:

  • Nancy Bernhardt (Villanova)
  • Kathy Bess (La Salle)
  • Jennifer Gowan (Temple)
  • Donna Kennedy (Temple)
  • Mary Monahan (Pennsylvania)

Women's AIAW Tournament

Penn State 66, Villanova 62