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Men's Standings

Team Big 5 All Coach
St. Joseph’s 3-1 13-17 John Griffin
Temple 3-1 24-10 John Chaney
La Salle 2-2 19-10 Speedy Morris
Villanova 2-2 17-15 Rollie Massimino
Pennsylvania 0-4 9-17 Fran Dunphy
    82-69, 54.3%  

Men's Game Results

Date / Location Winner Loser Crowd
Nov 29 Temple  70 Villanova  57 6,500
Pavilion Kilgore shines (21 pts, 10 boards, 7 assists)
Dec 1 La Salle  84 Penn  80 3,821
Palestra Doug Overton sends it to OT and scores 35
Dec 3 Villanova  82 Penn  62 3,570
Palestra Wildcats win easily after 23-0 first-half spurt
Dec 8 Villanova  83 St. Joseph’s  82 9,307
Spectrum ‘Nova edges the Hawks in exciting fashion
Dec 22 La Salle  102 Villanova  94 6,500
Pavilion Overton and Woods combine for 53 points
Jan 3 Temple  66 Penn  49 3,900
McGonigle Penn led by 10 at the half (26-16 )
Jan 5 Temple  91 La Salle  86 7,974
Civic Temple gains a share of Big Five title
Jan 16 St. Joseph’s  87 Penn  79 2,915
Hawk Hill Operation Desert Storm begins during 1st half
Feb 4 St. Joseph’s  66 Temple  60 3,200
Hawk Hill Blunt keys upset with 20 points, 14 rebounds
Feb 16 St. Joseph’s  82 La Salle  73 10,000
Civic La Salle’s Doug Overton sits out with injury

Men's Honors

Big 5 First Team:

  • Bernard Blunt (St. Joseph’s)
  • Mark Macon (Temple)*
  • Lance Miller (Villanova)
  • Doug Overton (La Salle)
  • Randy Woods (La Salle)

* Macon closed his amazing career by averaging 22 points and leading the Owls to within three points of making it to the NCAA Final Four.

Mark Macon became the all-time leading scorer at Temple as a junior and now holds the record by nearly 800 points. To surpass his total of 2,609 points, a player would need to average 25 points a game for four seasons in a 26-game schedule. Macon scored 22 points in his Temple debut at UCLA and went on to lead the Owls in scoring four times. The Owls won 94 times in his career and were ranked #1 in the nation during his freshman season. That freshman season, the Saginaw, Mich., native became just the third freshmen to be tabbed as a Wooden Award finalist. Not only was he the Freshmen of the Year by UPI and the USBWA, he was a first-team all-America pick by Basketball Times. Macon was a first-team all-A 10 Conference pick four times. In his final game, an NCAA loss to UNC, Macon had 31 points, nine boards and no turnovers.

 

Big 5 Second Team:

  • Craig Amos (St. Joseph’s)
  • Rap Curry (St. Joseph’s)
  • Donald Hodge (Temple)
  • Mik Kilgore (Temple)
  • Greg Woodard (Villanova)

 

Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Granger Hall (Temple)
  • Ralph Lewis (La Salle)
  • Ed Pinckney (Villanova)
  • Ed Ryan (Villanova)

Men's NCAA Tournament

Temple 80, Purdue 63, in College Park, MD
Temple 77, Richmond 64, in College Park, MD
Temple 72, Oklahoma State 63, in East Rutherford, NJ
North Carolina 75, Temple 72, in East Rutherford, NJ
Villanova 50, Princeton 48, in Syracuse, NY
North Carolina 84, Villanova 69, in Syracuse, NY

Men's National Invitation Tournament

Massachusetts 93, La Salle 90, in Amherst, MA

Women's Standings

Team Big 5 All Coach
St. Joseph’s 4-0 18-12 Jim Foster
Villanova 3-1 12-17 Harry Perretta
La Salle 2-2 16-12 John Miller
Temple 1-3 13-15 Charlene Curtis
Pennsylvania 0-4 15-11 Julie Soriero
    74-67, 52.5%  

Women's Game Results

Date / Location Winner Loser
Nov 27 Villanova  52 Temple  49
McGonigle Temple Owls struggle from the field
Nov 29 St. Joseph’s  63 Villanova  38
Hawk Hill ‘Nova held to 13 first-half points by Hawks
Dec 1 La Salle  74 Penn  67
Palestra Cole and Greybush combine for 44 points
Dec 3 St. Joseph’s  66 La Salle  55
Hawk Hill Mary Greybush (26 pts, 18 rebs) not enough
Dec 8 Temple  62 Penn  59
Palestra Kirsten Brendel has 20 points & 20 boards
Dec 11 La Salle  70 Temple  61
Hayman Temple has tough time after intermission
Dec 22 Villanova  51 La Salle  48
Pavilion Magarity nets 20 in low-scoring game
Jan 16 St. Joseph’s  80 Penn  74
Palestra SJU prevails despite 35 points from Brendel
Jan 29 Villanova  82 Penn  60
Pavilion Wildcats pull away in the second half
Feb 4 St. Joseph’s  73 Temple  65
Hawk Hill Jim Foster & his Hawks wrap up another title

Women's Honors

Big 5 First Team:

  • Nikki Benedix (Villanova)
  • Kirsten Brendel (Pennsylvania)*
  • Wendy Brink (St. Joseph’s)
  • Katie Curry (St. Joseph’s)
  • Mary Greybush (La Salle)
  • Tania Koel (Temple)

* Brendel became the first woman to score 100 points in a Big 5 season and averaged 24.3 points and 11 boards a game.

 

Big 5 Second Team:

  • Cindy Anderson (St. Joseph’s)
  • Dionne Anthon (Pennsylvania)
  • Jenn Cole (La Salle)
  • Denise Kayajian (Villanova)
  • Sandy Litkenhaus (Villanova)

 

Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Kathy Bess (La Salle)
  • Renie Dunne (St. Joseph’s)
  • Auretha Fleming (Pennsylvania)
  • Donna Kennedy (Temple)
  • Stephanie Vanderslice (Villanova)

Women's NCAA Tournament

No participants

Women's National Invitation Tournament

No participants