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Men's Standings

Team Big 5 All Coach
Villanova 3-1 24-8 Rollie Massimino
Pennsylvania 2-2 17-9 Craig Littlepage
St. Joseph’s 2-2 15-13 Jim Boyle
Temple 2-2 14-15 John Chaney
La Salle 1-3 18-14 “Lefty” Ervin
    88-59, 59.9%  

Men's Game Results

Date / Location Winner Loser Crowd
Dec 11 Penn  84 Villanova  80 9,208
Palestra Penn’s Anthony Arnolie hits 10 straight FTs
Dec 18 Penn  78 La Salle  72 9,208
Palestra Quakers shoot 57% from field (32 of 56)
Dec 18 Villanova  82 Temple  55 9,208
Palestra Stansbury struggles, hitting 4 of 20 shots
Jan 15 St. Joseph’s  85 Penn  79 8,043
Palestra All five Hawks score double figures
Jan 22 Villanova  72 La Salle  71 9,208
Palestra Pinckney hits winner with one second left
Feb 5 La Salle  79 St. Joseph’s  60 7,843
Palestra Albert Butts 18 points and 14 rebounds
Feb 9 Temple  61 Penn  53 6,891
Palestra Quakers stall through scoreless 1st OT period
Feb 19 St. Joseph’s  88 Temple  59 5,132
Palestra Costner has huge game, 25 points & 19 rebs
Feb 22 Villanova  70 St. Joseph’s  62 18,060
Spectrum Largest college hoops crowd in Pa. history
Feb 26 Temple  84 La Salle  79 17,583
Spectrum Black scores Big 5 record 40 points in loss

Men's Honors

Big 5 First Team:

  • Steve Black (La Salle)
  • Bob Lojewski (St. Joseph’s)
  • Ed Pinckney (Villanova)
  • John Pinone (Villanova)
  • Terence Stansbury (Temple)

 

Big 5 Second Team:

  • Michael Brown (Pennsylvania)
  • Tony Costner (St. Joseph’s)
  • Stewart Granger (Villanova)
  • Ralph Lewis (La Salle)
  • Paul Little (Pennsylvania)
  • Jim McLoughlin (Temple)

 

Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Jack Ramsay (St. Joseph’s Coach)
  • Joe Spratt (St. Joseph’s)
  • Joe Sturgis (Pennsylvania)
  • Jim Williams (Temple)

Men's NCAA Tournament

Villanova 60, Lamar 58, in Houston, TX
Villanova 55, Iowa 54, in Kansas City, MO
Houston 89, Villanova 71, in Kansas City, MO

Men's National Invitation Tournament

La Salle 70, Boston U. 58, at The Palestra
VCU 76, La Salle 67, in Greensboro, NC

Women's Standings

Team Big 5 All Coach
Temple 4-0 19-12 Linda MacDonald
St. Joseph’s 3-1 15-13 Jim Foster
Villanova 2-2 14-15 Harry Perretta
Pennsylvania 1-3 16-13 Lois Ashley
La Salle 0-4 16-13 Kevin Gallagher
    80-66, 54.8%  

Women's Game Results

Date / Location Winner Loser
Jan 15 Villanova  54 Penn  53
Nevin Kathie Beisel’s 18 points saves the day
Jan 18 Penn  62 La Salle  55
Palestra Sandy Hawthorne scores 17 for Quakers
Jan 18 St. Joseph’s  63 Villanova  59
Hawk Hill ‘Nova loses its first Big Five game, ever
Jan 25 St. Joseph’s  64 Penn  62
Palestra Jessica Dunne (7 ast, 6 stls, 3 blks) keys win
Jan 25 Temple  62 Villanova  58
McGonigle Both teams shoot 32 percent from field
Feb 2 Villanova  74 La Salle  64
Hayman Rosemarie Burke scores 20 pts (10-14 FGs)
Feb 5 Temple  90 Penn  68
McGonigle Marilyn Stephens:  29 pts, 15 rebs, 6 blocks
Feb 8 St. Joseph’s  74 La Salle  61
Hawk Hill Hawks win with balanced scoring
Feb 17 Temple  82 La Salle  62
Hayman Marilyn Stephens scores 16, grabs 10 rebs
Feb 19 Temple  61 St. Joseph’s  57
McGonigle Temple wins city series behind Stephens’ 17

Women's Honors

Big 5 First Team:

  • Kathie Beisel (Villanova)
  • Trish Brown (St. Joseph’s)
  • Carol Polachek (St. Joseph’s)
  • Beth Stegner (Pennsylvania)
  • Marilyn Stephens (Temple)*

* Stephens averaged 19.5 point &13 rebounds as the Owls went 4-0 in Big 5 play & wrestled the title away from Nova.

 

Big 5 Second Team:

  • Nancy Bernhardt (Villanova)
  • Lynn Blaszczyk (Temple)
  • Sandy Hawthorne (Pennsylvania)
  • Donna Kennedy (Temple)
  • Kate Larkin (La Salle)
  • Sue McCaffrey (La Salle)

 

Villanova’s Shelly Pennefather:

Shelly Pennefather scored 2,408 career points, the most by any Wildcats and the most by a Big Five female. She made her presence known immediately, averaging 19.0 points a game as a freshman and being named as the Big East Freshman of the Year. She then won three straight Big East Player of the Year honors, two Big East Tournament MVPs, three first-team all-Big Five awards and the 1987 Margaret Wade Trophy, as the nation’s top player. Villanova was successful in her career, winning 93 times and taking the Big East title twice. Pennefather scored a school record 44 points against Cheyney in 1985. Her 1,171 career rebounds is first all-time at VU and her 485 assists are just 36 away from the top spot.

Women's NCAA Tournament

South Carolina State 85, La Salle 67

Women's National Invitation Tournament

Weber State 80, Temple 73
Weber State 81, Temple 77
Temple 76, Hawaii 65