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Penn Plays Philadelphia Big 5 Basketball:
1956-1957 season

Standings | Game results
Big 5 First Team | NCAA Tournament | National Invitation Tournament

 

Standings:

Team

Big 5

All

Coach

La Salle

3-1

17-9

Jim Pollard

St. Joseph's

3-1

17-7

Jack Ramsay

Temple

3-1

20-9

Harry Litwack

Villanova

1-3

10-15

Al Severance

Pennsylvania

0-4

7-19

Jack McCloskey

 

 

71-59, 54.6%

 

 

Game results:

All games were played at the Palestra. Click on links to read the text of news articles about the games.

Date

Winner

Loser

Crowd

Dec 18

Temple  79

Penn  56

3,735

 

Jay Norman had 22 points, 23 rebounds

Jan 9

St. Joseph's  97

La Salle  85

3,727

 

La Salle had 11-point lead in 2nd half

Jan 16

Villanova  63

Penn  47

1,181

 

Villanova jumped to 16-4 lead to start game

Jan 19

St. Joseph's  59

Villanova  51

5,659

 

Al Griffith scores 19 points in losing cause

Jan 26

La Salle  84

Penn  73

2,323

 

Explorers own boards with 69-28 advantage

Feb 6

Temple  81

Villanova  72

3,155

 

Temple took  24-5 lead & never looked back

Feb 12

La Salle  63

Temple  61

3,696

 

Alonzo Lewis (with 26 pts) engineered upset

Feb 20

St. Joseph's  79

Penn  71

1,542

 

Dick Csencsitz has 26 points for Quakers

Feb 27

Temple  54

St. Joseph's  48

9,286

 

The Owls gain a share of Big Five title

March 6

La Salle  75

Villanova  61

2,172

 

La Salle's Bill Katheder leads with 26 points

 

 

Honors:

Big 5 First Team

Mel Brodsky (Temple)

Dick Csencsitz (Pennsylvania)

Dan Dougherty (St. Joseph's)

Kurt Engelbert (St. Joseph's)

Tom Garberina (La Salle)

Al Griffith (Villanova)

Alonzo Lewis (La Salle)

Jay Norman (Temple)

Ray Radziszewski (St. Joseph's)

* Guy Rodgers (Temple)

* Rodgers was a first-team All-American, upping his scoring average to 20.4 points while doling out 6.4 assists a game en route to the Geasey Award.

 

NCAA Tournament:

No participants

 

National Invitation Tournament:

Temple 77, Dayton 66

at Madison Square Garden

Bradley 94, Temple 66

Final 4 at Madison Square Garden

Temple 67, St. Bonaventure 50

Final 4 at Madison Square Garden