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Men's Standings

Team Big 5 All Coach
Temple 4-0 32-4 John Chaney
La Salle 2-2 20-13 Speedy Morris
St. Joe’s 2-2 16-13 Jim Boyle
Villanova 2-2 15-16 Rollie Massimino
Penn 0-4 13-14 Tom Schneider
    96-60, 61.5%  

Men's Game Results

Date / Location Winner Loser Crowd
Dec 2 Temple  70 La Salle  66 3,214
Palestra Explorers led by 20 early in the second half
Dec 8 Temple  103 Penn  67 1,892
McGonigle Howard Evans 14 pts, 10 assists, five steals
Dec 9 La Salle  93 Villanova  86 6,132
duPont Larry Koretz tops La Salle with 23 pts, 7 rebs
Dec 20 Temple  67 Villanova  65 6,500
duPont Wilson’s three misses at buzzer in overtime
Dec 26 St. Joseph’s  77 La Salle  70 7,710
Palestra James Flint hits 6 free throws in final 0:52
Jan 27 St. Joseph’s  83 Penn  81 3,134
Palestra Penn trailed by 19 (49-30) at intermission
Feb 7 Temple  78 St. Joseph’s  69 4,500
McGonigle The Owls clinch Big Five title at 4-0
Feb 10 Villanova  71 Penn  60 6,209
Palestra ‘Nova overcomes seven-point halftime deficit
Feb 17 La Salle  80 Penn  72 3,019
Palestra Legler (27) and Simmons (22) combine for 49
Feb 19 Villanova  88 St. Joseph’s  87 8,722
Palestra Rollie Massimino’s 300th win takes 2 OTs

Men's Honors

Big 5 First Team:

  • Nate Blackwell (Temple)*
  • Rodney Blake (St. Joseph’s)
  • Tim Legler (La Salle)
  • Tim Perry (Temple)
  • Lionel Simmons (La Salle)**

* Blackwell played on Owl teams that averaged 27 wins per season. As a senior, he averaged 19.8 points and finished with 1,708 career points.

** Lionel Simmons was the nation’s top player in 1990, as he became just the third player in NCAA Division I history to surpass the 3,000-point barrier. Simmons is the only player to ever tally 3,000 points (3,217) and grab 1,250 rebounds (1,429). During his storybook senior season, Simmons averaged 26.5 points as the Explorers went 30-1 before losing to Clemson in the NCAA Tournament. He was tabbed as the John Wooden Award winner as the top player in collegiate basketball, as well as being picked as the national player of the year by the Associated Press, the United Press International and the USBWA. A three-time recipient of the Big Five’s Geasey Most Valuable Player Award, he graduated with an NCAA record for scoring in double figures 115 consecutive times. Simmons played seven seasons with the Sacramento Kings.

 

Big 5 Second Team:

  • Perry Bromwell (Pennsylvania)
  • Bruce Lefkowitz (Pennsylvania)
  • Harold Jensen (Villanova)
  • Mark Plansky (Villanova)
  • Wayne Williams (St. Joseph’s)

 

Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Alex Bradley (Villanova)
  • Tim Claxton (Temple)
  • Jack Kraft (Villanova Coach)
  • Marcellus ‘Boo’ Williams (St. Joseph’s)

Men's NCAA Tournament

Temple 75, Southern 56, in Rosemont, IL
LSU 72, Temple 62, in Rosemont, IL
North Carolina 113, Pennsylvania 82, in Charlotte, NC

Men's National Invitation Tournament

La Salle 86, Villanova 84, at the Pavilion
La Salle 89, Niagara 81, at The Palestra
La Salle 70, Illinois State 50, at The Palestra
La Salle 92, Ark.-Little Rock 73, Final 4 at Madison Sq Gar
Southern Miss 94, La Salle 80, Final 4 at Madison Sq Gar

Women's Standings

Team Big 5 All Coach
La Salle 3-1 21-7 John Miller
St. Joseph’s 3-1 23-9 Jim Foster
Villanova 3-1 27-4 Harry Perretta
Temple 1-3 11-18 Linda MacDonald
Pennsylvania 0-4 7-19 Lois Ashley
    89-57, 61.0%  

Women's Game Results

Date / Location Winner Loser
Dec 4 Villanova  89 Penn  51
Nevin Villanova leads 51-14 at intermission
Dec 9 Villanova  78 La Salle  64
Nevin Pennefather sparks ‘Nova w/ 26 pts, 12 rebs
Dec 13 La Salle  56 Temple  47
Hayman Explorers outscore Temple, 24-5, at foul line
Dec 20 St. Joseph’s  57 Villanova  54
Hawk Hill St. Joe’s trailed by 13 (32-19) at half
Dec 22 Villanova  76 Temple  55
Nevin Pennefather near triple double (16p, 12r, 8a)
Dec 23 La Salle  58 St. Joseph’s  54
Hawk Hill Briar’s 18 off bench sparks La Salle to win
Jan 13 La Salle  83 Penn  45
Palestra Quakers shoot less than 30 percent (19/67)
Jan 20 St. Joseph’s  62 Temple  56
Hawk Hill Black (15 pts, 10 rebs, 5 stls) keys St. Joe’s
Jan 26 St. Joseph’s  75 Penn  48
Palestra Teresa Carmichael records 21 pts, 10 boards
Feb 17 Temple  83 Penn  45
McGonigle Owls win with balanced scoring

Women's Honors

Big 5 First Team:

  • Lisa Angelotti (Villanova)
  • Pam Balogh (Temple)
  • Debbie Black (St. Joseph’s)
  • Teresa Carmichael (St. Joseph’s)
  • Alison Hudson (La Salle)
  • Shelly Pennefather (Villanova)*

* Pennefather won the Margaret Wade Trophy and was the Big Five MVP for the third straight time, the only woman to accomplish this feat.

Women's NCAA Tournament

St. Joseph’s 67, South Alabama 56
Texas 86, St. Joseph’s 56
North Carolina State 68, Villanova 67

Women's National Invitation Tournament

No participants