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Men's Standings

Team Big 5 All Coach
La Salle 4-0 30-2 Speedy Morris
Villanova 3-1 18-15 Rollie Massimino
Temple 2-2 20-11 John Chaney
St. Joseph’s 1-3 7-21 Jim Boyle
Pennsylvania 0-4 12-14 Fran Dunphy
    87-63, 58.0%  

Men's Game Results

Date / Location Winner Loser Crowd
Nov 28 Temple  55 Penn  54 7,271
Palestra Owls, ranked 17th, narrowly avert upset
Dec 4 Villanova  75 Penn  46 6,500
Pavilion Wildcats bury Penn in the second half
Dec 11 La Salle  86 Penn  83 5,163
Civic Quakers give Explorers a scare at home
Dec 21 La Salle  71 Villanova  70 10,004
Civic Doug Overton sparks the La Salle victory
Jan 3 La Salle  63 Temple  62 3,900
McGonigle Explorers win by one as Simmons scores 23
Jan 16 St. Joseph’s  77 Penn  69 2,185
Palestra St. Joe’s begins game with a three-point flurry
Jan 20 Villanova  69 St. Joseph’s  62 6,500
Pavilion Taylor comes off bench, hauls in 10 boards
Jan 31 Temple  78 St. Joseph’s  63 3,200
Hawk Hill Temple outscores Hawks, 48-25, after half
Feb 12 La Salle  93 St. Joseph’s  76 3,200
Hawk Hill Explorers clinch Big Five title outright
Feb 21 Villanova  71 Temple  69 3,900
McGonigle Balanced scoring offsets Mark Macon’s 29

Men's Honors

Big 5 First Team:

  • Donald Hodge (Temple)
  • Mark Macon (Temple)
  • Doug Overton (La Salle)
  • Lionel Simmons (La Salle)*
  • Chris Walker (Villanova)

* Simmons became the NCAA’s third all-time scorer (3,217 points) and was the consensus National Player of the Year.

 

Big 5 Second Team:

  • Craig Amos (St. Joseph’s)
  • Hassan Duncombe (Pennsylvania)
  • Tom Gries (Villanova)
  • Jerry Simon (Pennsylvania)
  • Randy Woods (La Salle)

 

Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Tony Costner (St. Joseph’s)
  • Stewart Granger (Villanova)
  • Bob McKee (Big Five Scorer)
  • Terence Stansbury (Temple)

Men's NCAA Tournament

La Salle 79, Southern Miss 63, in Hartford, CT
Clemson 79, La Salle 75, in Hartford, CT
St. John’s 81, Temple 65, in Atlanta, GA
LSU 70, Villanova 63, in Knoxville, TN

Men's National Invitation Tournament

No participants

Women's Standings

Team Big 5 All Coach
St. Joseph’s 4-0 24-7 Jim Foster
Villanova 3-1 9-19 Harry Perretta
La Salle 2-2 15-14 John Miller
Temple 1-3 16-15 Linda MacDonald
Pennsylvania 0-4 10-16 Julie Soriero
    74-71, 51.0%  

Women's Game Results

Date / Location Winner Loser
Nov 28 Villanova  56 Temple  55
Pavilion Kelly Lane’s 23 points isn’t enough
Dec 2 La Salle  68 Temple  65
McGonigle Temple’s comeback falls just short
Dec 6 Villanova  60 Penn  48
Palestra Balance is the key to Wildcat victory
Dec 11 La Salle  63 Penn  49
Civic Mary Greybush (21 pts, 8 rebs) leads La Salle
Dec 21 Villanova  56 La Salle  55
Hayman Karen Connell nets 18 off the bench
Jan 20 St. Joe’s  69 Villanova  52
Pavilion St. Joe’s is led by Dale Hodges’ 19 points
Jan 23 Temple  68 Penn  46
Palestra Owls jump to 15-0 lead and never look back
Feb 5 St. Joe’s  80 La Salle  73
Hayman Hodges’ 28 points too much for Explorers
Feb 17 St. Joe’s  65 Temple  63
McGonigle Hawks wrap up at least share of title
Feb 21 St. Joe’s  80 Penn  52
Hawk Hill Rita Balaban scores 24 in rout of Quakers

Women's Honors

Big 5 First Team:

  • Rhonda Bates (Temple)
  • Dale Hodges (St. Joseph’s)*
  • Helen Koskinen (Villanova)
  • Kelly Lane (Temple)
  • Ellen Shields (St. Joseph’s)

* Hodges had three 40-point games to close her career. The All-American averaged a Big 5 all-time high of 27.6 points.

 

Big 5 Second Team:

  • Kirsten Brendel (Pennsylvania)
  • Jen Dorfmeister (Pennsylvania)
  • Mary Greybush (La Salle)
  • Jen McGowan (La Salle)
  • Kelly Wickes (Temple)

 

Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Lynn Blaszczyk (Temple)
  • Sharon Gross (Pennsylvania)
  • Karen Hiznay (Villanova)
  • Muffet O’Brien (St. Joseph’s)
  • Julie Reidenauder (La Salle)

Women's NCAA Tournament

Old Dominion 91, St. Joseph’s 69

Women's National Invitation Tournament

No participants