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Men's Standings

Team Big 5 All Coach
Villanova 2-0 21-11 Steve Lappas
Pennsylvania 1-1 21-6 Fran Dunphy
Temple 1-1 24-11 John Chaney
La Salle 1-1 13-15 Speedy Morris
St. Joseph’s 0-2 12-18 Phil Martelli
    91-61, 59.9%  

Men's Game Results

Date / Location Winner Loser Crowd
Nov 23 Penn  73 Temple  70 8,722
Palestra Quakers bag overtime upset as Jordan scores 22
Dec 1 Villanova  61 St. Joseph’s  49 8,722
Palestra Hawks bench outscored 21-1
Jan 3 Temple  82 La Salle  45 7,881
Apollo Brokenboroughs 1,000th comes in blowout
Jan 23 La Salle  98 St. Joseph’s  95 6,149
Spectrum Explorers need two OTs for 1st B5 win since 1993
Feb 23 Villanova  74 Penn  63 6,500
Pavilion Nova overcomes deficit as Allen blocks seven

Men's Honors

Big 5 First Team:

  • Lamont Barnes (Temple)
  • Donnie Carr (La Salle)
  • John Celestand (Villanova)
  • Michael Jordan (Pennsylvania)
  • Pepe Sanchez (Temple)*
  • KZell Wesson (La Salle)

* Sanchez received the Geasey MVP after leading the Owls to the NCAA Great Eight.

 

Big 5 Second Team:

  • Malik Allen (Villanova)
  • Howard Brown (Villanova)
  • Andre Howard (St. Joseph’s)
  • Mark Karcher (Temple)
  • Paul Romanczyk (Pennsylvania)

 

Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Jack Hurd (La Salle)
  • John Nash (Big Five Executive Secretary)
  • Tim Smith (Pennsylvania)

Men's NCAA Tournament

Temple 61, Kent State 54, in Boston, MA
Temple 64, Cincinnati 54, in Boston, MA
Temple 77, Purdue 54, in East Rutherford, NJ
Duke 85, Temple 64, in East Rutherford, NJ
Mississippi 72, Villanova 70, in Milwaukee, WI
Florida 75, Penn 61, in Seattle, WA

Men's National Invitation Tournament

No participants

Women's Standings

Team Big 5 All Coach
St. Joseph’s 4-0 23-8 Stephanie Gaitley
Villanova 3-1 14-14 Harry Perretta
La Salle 2-2 14-14 John Miller
Temple 1-3 8-19 Kristen Foley
Pennsylvania 0-4 12-14 Julie Soriero
    71-69, 50.7%  

Women's Game Results

Date / Location Winner Loser
Nov 14 Villanova  64 Penn  54
Palestra Turnovers (22-9) keep Quakers from stunner
Nov 21 Temple  81 Penn  75
Apollo Quakers squander 18-point advantage
Dec 2 Villanova  63 La Salle  36
Pavilion Nova jumps to 12-2 lead and never looks back
Dec 2 St. Joseph’s  74 Temple  48
Alumni Frosh Susan Moran leads SJU with 17 points
Dec 5 La Salle  67 Penn  60
Palestra BC transfer Mandy West scores 20 for Penn
Dec 5 Villanova  92 Temple  62
Pavilion Brandi Barnes leads attack with 24 points
Dec 9 St. Joseph’s  55 Villanova  54
Alumni Susan Moran hits 2 FTs with 0:14 left for win
Dec 12 St. Joseph’s  69 Penn  50
Palestra Penns Mandy West is held to season-low eight
Jan 8 St. Joseph’s  52 La Salle  37
Gola Lowest scoring game in Big Five history
Feb 2 La Salle  72 Temple  62
Gola Explorers storm back following loss to SJU

Women's Honors

Big 5 First Team:

  • Diana Caramanico (Pennsylvania)*
  • Melissa Coursey (St. Joseph’s)
  • Jenea Skeeters (Villanova)
  • Angela Zampella (St. Joseph’s)
  • Jen Zenszer (La Salle)

* Caramanico was the Big MVP after a stellar sophomore season which saw her finish in the nations top 10 in scoring (22.7) and rebounding (12.8).

 

Big 5 Second Team:

  • Brandi Barnes (Villanova)
  • Dawn Ingram (Temple)
  • Jana Lichnerova (St. Joseph’s)
  • Susan Moran (St. Joseph’s)
  • Mandy West (Pennsylvania)

 

Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Jenn Cole (La Salle)
  • Katie Curry (St. Joseph’s)

La Salle’s Chrissie Donahue:

Chrissie Donahue, the only La Salle Explorer to lead the team in scoring three times, also led LSU in rebounding three times. In her four years, La Salle never won less than 19 games in a season and she wound up her career with 1,818 points (second all-time, only 57 points fewer than Jennifer Cole), 914 rebounds (third all-time) and 225 assists (third all-time) in 115 starts (all-time leader). Donahue was always causing such problems for the opposition, she went to the foul line often. She made 80 percent of her career attempts and her 581 free throws made are a school record. As a sophomore she was the Big 5 Most Valuable Player and she was three times honored as first-team all-Big 5.

Women's NCAA Tournament

St. Joseph’s 83, Tulane 72, in Durham, NC
Duke 66, St. Joseph’s 60, in Durham, NC

Women's National Invitation Tournament

No participants