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Men's Standings

Team Big 5 All Coach
Villanova 4-0 25-10 Rollie Massimino
La Salle 2-2 15-13 “Lefty” Ervin
St. Joseph’s 2-2 19-12 Jim Boyle
Temple 2-2 25-6 John Chaney
Pennsylvania 0-4 13-14 Craig Littlepage
    97-55, 63.8%  

Men's Game Results

Date / Location Winner Loser Crowd
Dec 1 Villanova  68 Temple  65 7,074
Palestra The Wildcats win battle of boards, 38-25
Dec 8 Temple  70 Penn   57 4,612
Palestra Owls have five players score double figures
Dec 11 La Salle  74 St. Joseph’s  69 3,979
Palestra Steve Black and Ralph Lewis combine for 45
Dec 15 Temple  65 La Salle  54 3,861
Palestra Owls dominate the glass, 33-21
Dec 15 Villanova  80 Penn  67 6,886
Palestra Pressley and Pinckney score 19 pts each
Dec 22 St. Joseph’s  59 Penn  57 9,442
Spectrum Bob Lojewski (18 pts, 10 rebs) off bench in OT
Dec 22 Villanova  80 La Salle  63 9,442
Spectrum ‘Nova gains at least shared title before X-mas
Jan 29 La Salle  77 Penn  74 8,608
Palestra LSU gets 23 pts from Black and Lewis
Feb 19 Villanova  47 St. Joseph’s  44 10,409
Spectrum McClain hits controversial game-winner
March 2 St. Joseph’s  70 Temple  66 8,691
Palestra St. Joe’s gets revenge against Owls

Men's Honors

Big 5 First Team:

  • Granger Hall (Temple)
  • Ralph Lewis (La Salle)
  • Maurice Martin (St. Joseph’s)
  • Dwayne McClain (Villanova)
  • Ed Pinckney (Villanova)*

* Pinckney led the ‘Cats to the shocking national title, closing his career in remarkable style.

Ed Pinckney led the most improbable run to a National Championship in college basketball history. As a senior in 1985, Pinckney’s team had lost its final regular season game by 23 and then fell in the second round of the BIG EAST Tournament by 15. After backing into the NCAAs, Villanova won six straight, including a perfect final over Georgetown. In that game, he scored 16 points (5-7 FGs, 6-7 FTs), grabbed six rebounds and had five assists against Patrick Ewing, who had 14 points and five boards. Pinckney was named the Final Four Most Valuable Player. A great shooter and rebounder, he holds all VU records for field goal accuracy. He graduated with 1,865 career points, 1,107 rebounds and 253 blocked shots.

 

Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Norman Black (St. Joseph’s)
  • Keven McDonald (Penn)
  • Jake Nevin (Villanova Trainer)
  • Tony Price (Pennsylvania)

Men's NCAA Tournament

Villanova 51, Dayton 49, in Dayton, OH
Villanova 59, Michigan 55, in Dayton, OH
Villanova 46, Maryland 43, in Birmingham, AL
Villanova 56, North Carolina 44, in Birmingham, AL
Villanova 52, Memphis St. 45, Final 4 in Lexington, KY
Villanova 66, Georgetown 64, Final 4 in Lexington, KY
Temple 60, Virginia Tech 57, in Hartford, CT
Georgetown 63, Temple 46, in Hartford, CT
Memphis State 67, Pennsylvania 55, in Houston, TX

Men's National Invitation Tournament

St. Joseph’s 68, Missouri 67, in Columbia, MD
Virginia 68, St. Joseph’s 61, in Charlottesville, VA

Women's Standings

Team Big 5 All Coach
St. Joseph’s 4-0 25-5 Jim Foster
Villanova 3-1 21-9 Harry Perretta
La Salle 2-2 22-8 Speedy Morris
Temple 1-3 20-9 Linda MacDonald
Penn 0-4 11-15 Lois Ashley
    99-46, 68.3%  

Women's Game Results

Date / Location Winner Loser
Dec 5 St. Joseph’s  69 La Salle  64
Hawk Hill Linda Hester’s 22 points is not enough
Dec 5 Villanova  84 Penn  74
Nevin Cats net 59 percent of their shots (39-66)
Dec 8 La Salle  72 Penn  60
Palestra Sue McCaffrey scores 16 pts, grabs 15 boards
Dec 8 Villanova  55 Temple  54
McGonigle Pennefather – 12 pts, 17 rebs – wins it in OT
Dec 11 Villanova  56 La Salle  54
Hayman Wildcats slip by behind Pennefather
Jan 22 St. Joseph’s  74 Penn  60
Palestra Debbie Black records eight thefts
Jan 26 St. Joseph’s  68 Villanova  61
Hawk Hill Black tops her previous mark with nine steals
Jan 29 La Salle  77 Temple  68
Hayman Jill Crandley scores 24 pts on 10 of 12 FGs
Jan 31 Temple  96 Penn  54
McGonigle Owls took a 48-22 lead at intermission
Feb 14 St. Joseph’s  83 Temple  77
Palestra Teresa Carmichael goes 10 for 12 (26 pts)

Women's Honors

Big 5 First Team:

  • Trish Brown (St. Joseph’s)
  • Linda Hester (La Salle)
  • Terri Mohr (St. Joseph’s)
  • Shelly Pennefather (Villanova)*
  • Janice Walker (Temple)

* Pennefather took less than two years to get to 1,000 points, en route to a Big Five all-time high of 2,408.

Women's NCAA Tournament

North Carolina State 67, St. Joseph’s 63

Women's National Invitation Tournament

No participants