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Men's Standings

Team Big 5 All Coach
Temple 2-0 19-11 John Chaney
St. Joseph’s 2-0 17-12 John Griffin
Villanova 1-1 25-8 Steve Lappas
Pennsylvania 0-2 22-6 Fran Dunphy
La Salle 0-2 13-14 Speedy Morris
    96-51, 65.3%  

Men's Game Results

Date / Location Winner Loser Crowd
Dec 18 St. Joseph’s  60 Villanova  57 8,722
Palestra Domani hits key FTs as Hawks stun #22 Cats
Jan 23 St. Joseph’s  86 La Salle  77 4,887
Civic Bernard Blunt’s late points are the difference
Feb 7 Temple  67 La Salle  50 3,547
McGonigle Townes misses last 11 FGs;  Futch 14 points
Feb 14 Temple  59 Penn  56 8,700
Palestra Owls win on late run (7-0 in final 4:33)
Feb 22 Villanova  78 Penn  74 6,500
Pavilion Eric Eberz 25 points paces #9 Wildcats

Men's Honors

Big 5 First Team:

  • Eddie Jones (Temple)*
  • Jerome Allen (Pennsylvania)
  • Rick Brunson (Temple)
  • Kerry Kittles (Villanova)
  • Matt Maloney (Pennsylvania)
  • Kareem Townes (La Salle)

* Jones became a first-round pick of the L.A. Lakers after averaging 19.2 points, 6.8 boards, 2.3 steals and 1.5 blocks for the nationally ranked Owls.

Eddie Jones has become one of the best NBA players to ever come out of the Philadelphia Big Five. He emerged quite rapidly. As a junior at Temple, he played second-fiddle to teammate Aaron McKie, who was the Player of the Year in both the Atlantic 10 Conference and the Big Five. But as a senior, with McKie still as a teammate, Jones had a superb season and claimed both Player of the Year Awards after averaging nearly 20 points a game as Temple went 23-8. Jones was then a first-round pick of the Los Angeles Lakers and played so well that he was mentioned as a Rookie of the Year candidate. He has since taken his All-Star game to Charlotte and now Miami.

 

Big 5 Second Team:

  • Paul Burke (La Salle)
  • Eric Eberz (Villanova)
  • Jason Lawson (Villanova)
  • Reggie Townsend (St. Joseph’s)
  • Carlin Warley (St. Joseph’s)

 

Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • John Engels (Pennsylvania)
  • Harold Jensen (Villanova)
  • Tim Legler (La Salle)
  • Harvey Pollack (statistician)
  • Mike Vreeswyk (Temple)

Men's NCAA Tournament

Alabama 91, Pennsylvania 85 (ot), in Baltimore, MD
Cincinnati 77, Temple 71, in Salt Lake City, UT
Old Dominion 89, Villanova 81 (3ot), in Albany, NY

Men's National Invitation Tournament

Coppin St. 75, St. Joseph’s 68 (ot), in Philadelphia, PA

Women's Standings

Team Big 5 All Coach
St. Joseph’s 4-0 20-9 Stephanie Gaitley
Villanova 3-1 19-9 Harry Perretta
La Salle 2-2 20-10 John Miller
Pennsylvania 1-3 11-15 Julie Soriero
Temple 0-4 2-25 Charlene Curtis
    72-68, 51.4%  

Women's Game Results

Date / Location Winner Loser
Dec 1 La Salle  75 Penn  64
Hawk Hill Quakers suffer from 28 turnovers
Dec 1 St. Joe’s  48 Villanova  47
Hawk Hill The Hawks led by as many as 14 in first half
Dec 7 La Salle  90 Temple  54
Palestra Donahue 11 of 13 from field as La Salle romps
Dec 7 St. Joe’s  78 Penn  46
Palestra Hawks move to 20-0 series lead over Quakers
Dec 10 St. Joe’s  60 La Salle  52
Hawk Hill Donahue grabs season-high 15 rebounds
Dec 13 Villanova  61 Temple  47
McGonigle Wildcats beat Owls for 6th straight time
Dec 22 Villanova  56 La Salle  52
Pavilion Denise Dillon’s 17 point pace the ‘Cats
Jan 13 Villanova  64 Penn  33
Pavilion Rosenthal blocks 7 Penn shots & only 9 go in
Jan 17 Penn  65 Temple  29
Palestra Temple’s top scorer (Harold) held to 8 points
Feb 2 St. Joe’s  49 Temple  41
Hawk Hill SJU’s 24th win in last 25 Big 5 games

Women's Honors

Big 5 First Team:

  • Megan Compain (St. Joseph’s)
  • Denise Dillon (Villanova)
  • Chrissie Donahue (La Salle)*
  • Natasha Rezek (Pennsylvania)
  • Michele Thornton (Villanova)

* Donahue had a remarkable sophomore campaign with averages of 18.8 points, 8.3 boards, 2.8 assists & 2.5 steals.

 

Big 5 Second Team:

  • Amy Facer (St. Joseph’s)
  • Susan Glenning (Villanova)
  • Claudrena Harold (Temple)
  • Lori Sparling (La Salle)
  • Kristen Sullivan (St. Joseph’s)

 

Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Lisa Angelotti (Villanova)
  • Pam Balogh (Temple)
  • Debbie Black (St. Joseph’s)
  • Kim Foley (St. Joseph’s)
  • Cathy Rush (broadcaster)

Women's NCAA Tournament

Virginia Tech 62, St. Joseph’s 52, in Storrs, CT

Women's National Invitation Tournament

No participants