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Men's Standings

Team Big 5 All Coach
La Salle 3-1 20-11 “Lefty” Ervin
Temple 3-1 26-5 John Chaney
St. Joseph’s 2-2 20-9 Jim Boyle
Villanova 2-2 19-12 Rollie Massimino
Pennsylvania 0-4 10-16 Craig Littlepage
    95-53, 64.2%  

Men's Game Results

Date / Location Winner Loser Crowd
Nov 30 Villanova  57 St. Joseph’s  50 9,208
Palestra ‘Nova trailed 30-20 at half before going to OT
Dec 6 St. Joseph’s  74 La Salle  72 4,607
Palestra Bill Mitchell’s two FTs seal the victory
Dec 10 Temple  92 Villanova  89 7,691
Palestra Temple takes 50 freebies, 40 after halftime
Dec 17 La Salle  90 Villanova  80 7,783
Palestra Wildcats make six more FGs than La Salle
Jan 14 St. Joseph’s  86 Penn  66 5,692
Palestra Costner goes 8-10 FGs and 9-11 FTs
Jan 24 La Salle  96 Penn  85 7,109
Palestra Butts:  8-11 FGs and 9-11 FTs
Feb 8 Temple  81 Penn  57 4,307
Palestra Owls miss only four free throws in 31 tries
Feb 21 Villanova  65 Penn  51 7,539
Palestra Dwayne McClain’s 15 points pace ‘Cats
Feb 25 La Salle  80 Temple  79 7,831
Palestra Stansbury’s 28-footer sends to 1st of 2 OTs
March 3 Temple  69 St. Joseph’s  58 9,208
Palestra Hawks make just 10 of 27 free throw atts

Men's Honors

Big 5 First Team:

  • Steve Black (La Salle)
  • Granger Hall (Temple)
  • Ralph Lewis (La Salle)*
  • Maurice Martin (St. Joseph’s)
  • Ed Pinckney (Villanova)
  • Terence Stansbury (Temple)

* Lewis earned the Geasey MVP by averaging 20.6 points and 9.1 rebounds a game for La Salle.

 

Big 5 Second Team:

  • Albert Butts (La Salle)
  • Tony Costner (St. Joseph’s)
  • Bob Lojewski (St. Joseph’s)
  • Dwayne McClain (Villanova)
  • Jim McLoughlin (Temple)

 

Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Clarence Brookins (Temple)
  • Bob Fields (La Salle)
  • Keith Herron (Villanova)
  • Pat McFarland (St. Joseph’s)
  • Jeff Neuman (Pennsylvania)
  • Al Shrier (Temple Publicist)

Men's NCAA Tournament

Temple 65, St. Johns 63, in Charlotte, NC
North Carolina 77, Temple 66, in Charlotte, NC
Villanova 84, Marshall 72, in Milwaukee, WI
Illinois 64, Villanova 56, in Milwaukee, WI

Men's National Invitation Tournament

Pittsburgh 75, La Salle 71, at The Palestra
Boston College 76, St. Joseph’s 63, at The Palestra

Women's Standings

Team Big 5 All Coach
St. Joseph’s 3-1 17-10 Jim Foster
Temple 3-1 17-10 Linda MacDonald
Villanova 3-1 22-7 Harry Perretta
La Salle 1-3 11-18 Kevin Gallagher
Pennsylvania 0-4 12-14 Lois Ashley
    79-59, 57.2%  

Women's Game Results

Date / Location Winner Loser
Dec 5 Villanova  66 Penn  39
Palestra Pennefather scores 28 points in 28 minutes
Dec 6 St. Joseph’s  76 La Salle  71
Hayman Trish Brown scores 28 points (8-8 FTs)
Jan 3 La Salle  99 Penn  60
Hayman Linda Hester, off the bench, nets 20 points
Jan 7 Temple  116 La Salle  66
McGonigle Stephens has huge day (37 pts, 22 rebs)
Jan 17 St. Joseph’s  56 Villanova  52
Nevin Trish Brown’s 16 pts, 11 rebs leads way
Jan 24 St. Joseph’s  64 Penn  46
Hawk Hill SJU led by 15 (39-24) at intermission
Feb 1 Villanova  90 La Salle  66
Nevin The Wildcats dish it out, recording 35 assists
Feb 15 Villanova  67 Temple  63
Nevin Pennefather & Bernhardt combine for 43
Feb 22 Temple  68 St. Joseph’s  60
Nevin Theresa Govens gets 19 boards (11 offensive)
Feb 28 Temple  85 Penn  69
Palestra Carroll’s 22 leads five Owls in double figures

Women's Honors

Big 5 First Team:

  • Barb Albom (Pennsylvania)
  • Nancy Bernhardt (Villanova)
  • Trish Brown (St. Joseph’s)
  • Shelly Pennefather (Villanova)
  • Marilyn Stephens (Temple)*

* Stephens averaged a Temple-record 22.4 points and 12.8 boards while graduating with a Big 5 record 1,519 rebounds.

 

Big 5 Second Team:

  • Mimi Carroll (Temple)
  • Auretha Fleming (Pennsylvania)
  • Janet Fonda (St. Joseph’s)
  • Theresa Govens (Temple)
  • Sue McCaffrey (La Salle)

Women's NCAA Tournament

No participants

Women's National Invitation Tournament

No participants