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Penn Plays Philadelphia Big 5 Basketball:
1957-1958 season

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

 

Standings:

Team

Big 5

All

Coach

Temple

4-0

27-3

Harry Litwack

St. Joseph's

3-1

18-9

Jack Ramsay

La Salle

1-3

16-9

Jim Pollard

Pennsylvania

1-3

13-12

Jack McCloskey

Villanova

1-3

12-11

Al Severance

 

 

86-44, 66.2%

 

 

Game results:

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

Dec 17

Penn  67

La Salle  66

3,966

 

Jack Saxenmeyer's shot and layup force OT

Jan 11

La Salle  111

Villanova  105

6,125

 

In 3 OTs, the highest scoring Big 5 game ever

Jan 15

Temple  72

Penn  61

3,288

 

Jay Norman's 19 points leads to Owl victory

Jan 25

Temple  73

St. Joseph's  58

9,648

 

Temple wins for the 12th straight time

Feb 1

St. Joseph's  77

Penn  70

6,963

 

The Hawks build 13-point lead at half (42-29)

Feb 12

St. Joseph's  86

Villanova  82

9,346

 

Villanova squanders 17-point lead, loses in OT

Feb 12

Temple  71

La Salle  61

9,346

 

Rodgers becomes Temple's all-time scorer

Feb 19

Villanova  73

Penn  61

1,386

 

Wildcats win at the line, sinking 25 of 28

Feb 22

Temple  73

Villanova  58

7,519

 

The Owls run their winning streak to 17 games

Feb 26

St. Joseph's  82

La Salle  77

5,852

 

Bob McNeill (30 points, 18-22 FTs) in OT win

 

 

Honors:

Big 5 First Team

Tom Brennan (Villanova)

Dick Czencsitz (Pennsylvania)

Bob McNeill (St. Joseph's)

Jay Norman (Temple)

Guy Rodgers (Temple)
Rodgers went out in style, averaging 20.1 points and winning his third Geasey MVP as Temple was 4-0 in Big 5 play.

 

NCAA Tournament:

Temple 71, Maryland 67

in Charlotte, N.C.

Temple 69, Dartmouth 50

in Charlotte, N.C.

Kentucky 61, Temple 60

Final 4 in Louisville, KY

Temple 67, Kansas State 57

Final 4 in Louisville, KY

 

National Invitation Tournament:

St. Joseph's 83, St. Peter's 72

at Madison Square Garden

St. Bonaventure 79, St. Joseph's 75

at Madison Square Garden