Penn History

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Men's Standings

Team Big 5 All Coach
Temple 3-1 27-6 John Chaney
Villanova 3-1 20-13 Steve Lappas
La Salle 2-2 11-17 Speedy Morris
Pennsylvania 1-3 21-8 Fran Dunphy
St. Joseph’s 1-3 13-16 Phil Martelli
    92-60, 60.5%  

Men's Game Results

Date / Location Winner Loser Crowd
Dec 7 La Salle  83 Penn  76 3,715
Gola Butler and Carr each net 25 for the Explorers
Dec 15 Temple  69 Villanova  66 10,206
Apollo Greers running three to close 1st was highlight
Jan 9 Villanova  67 Penn  65 8,722
Palestra Malik Allen delivers the game-winner
Jan 12 Villanova  80 La Salle  72 6,500
Pavilion Wildcats bench outscores LaSalles 27-4
Jan 18 Temple  72 La Salle  50 4,000
Gola The Owls lead 40-12 at intermission
Jan 20 Temple  44 Penn  40 8,233
Apollo Defense ruies in the low-scoring affair
Jan 31 Penn  68 St. Joseph’s  65 8,119
Palestra Freshman Onyekwe leads way (20 pts, 3 blocks)
Feb 15 La Salle  59 St. Joseph’s  56 5,864
Palestra SJUs O’Connor out to serve suspension
Feb 17 Villanova  68 St.Joseph’s  61 6,500
Pavilion Gary Buchanan records 24 pts, 5 rebounds
Feb 29 St. Joseph’s  62 Temple  59 8,129
Alumni Marvin O’Connor lofts 16 threes, scores 20 in win

Men's Honors

Big 5 First Team:

  • Malik Allen (Villanova)
  • Donnie Carr (La Salle)
  • Michael Jordan (Pennsylvania)
  • Mark Karcher (Temple)
  • Marvin OConnor (St. Joseph’s)
  • Pepe Sanchez (Temple)*

* Sanchez led the Owls to a #5 finish in the AP poll by averaging more than 8.0 assists, 5.5 rebounds and 3.4 steals. His assist:turnover ratio was nearly 4:1.

 

Big 5 Second Team:

  • Gary Buchanan (Villanova)
  • Rasual Butler (La Salle)
  • Matt Langel (Pennsylvania)
  • Ugonna Onyekwe (Pennsylvania)
  • Victor Thomas (La Salle)
  • Quincy Wadley (Temple)

 

Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Paul Arizin (Villanova)
  • Ernie Beck (Pennsylvania)
  • Tom Gola (La Salle)
  • Bill Mlkvy (Temple)
  • George Senesky (St. Joseph’s)

Men's NCAA Tournament

Temple 73, Lafayette 47, in Buffalo, NY
Seton Hall 67, Temple 65 (OT), in Buffalo, NY
Illinois 68, Penn 58, in Winston-Salem, NC

Men's National Invitation Tournament

Villanova 72, Delaware 63, at The Pavilion
Kent State 81, Villanova 67, at The Pavilion

Women's Standings

Team Big 5 All Coach
St. Joseph’s 4-0 25-6 Stephanie Gaitley
La Salle 3-1 12-17 John Miller
Villanova 2-2 15-15 Harry Perretta
Pennsylvania 1-3 18-10 Kelly Greenberg
Temple 0-4 10-16 Kristen Foley
    80-64, 55.6%  

Women's Game Results

Date / Location Winner Loser
Nov 20 Penn  79 Temple  50
Palestra Temple outscored 50-19 in 2nd half
Nov 23 La Salle  82 Penn  70
Gola McDade goes for double double (21 pts, 10 rebs)
Dec 1 La Salle  75 Villanova  65
Gola La Salle retaliates for 27-pt blowout in 1998
Dec 4 Villanova  72 Temple  68
Apollo Jenea Skeeters (29 pts) is unstoppable
Dec 8 St. Joseph’s  76 Penn  47
Alumni Hawks shoot 64 percent inside the arc
Dec 11 St. Joseph’s  54 Villanova  48
Pavilion Lichnerova gets 20 points and 14 boards
Jan 13 Villanova  85 Penn  76
Pavilion Davis 18 leads five Wildcats in double figures
Feb 10 St. Joseph’s  67 La Salle  44
Alumni Hawks build 24-point halftime lead (36-12)
Feb 12 La Salle  72 Temple  63
Apollo Temples Jakubowicz (26p, 17r) not enough
Feb 14 St. Joseph’s  58 Temple  39
Apollo Owls held to less than 24 percent shooting

Women's Honors

Big 5 First Team:

  • Diana Caramanico (Pennsylvania)*
  • Jana Lichnerova (St. Joseph’s)
  • Susan Moran (St. Joseph’s)
  • Janea Skeeters (Villanova)
  • Mandy West (Pennsylvania)
  • Angela Zampella (St. Joseph’s)

* Caramanico averaged nearly 25 points as Penn won 18 times for the first time in school history.

 

Big 5 Second Team:

  • Brandi Barnes (Villanova)
  • Lisa Jakubowicz (Temple)
  • Trish Juhline (Villanova)
  • Shannon McDade (La Salle)
  • Jen Zenszer (La Salle)

 

Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Robyne Bostick (St. Joseph’s)
  • Margarete Rougier (Temple)

Women's NCAA Tournament

St. Joseph’s 69, Texas 48, in Piscataway, NJ
Rutgers 59, St. Joseph’s 39, in Piscataway, NJ

Women's National Invitation Tournament

Michigan State 74, Villanova 62, in East Lansing, MI