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Penn Plays Philadelphia Big 5 Basketball:
1959-1960 season

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

 

Standings:

Team

Big 5

All

Coach

St. Joseph's

3-1

20-7

Jack Ramsay

Villanova

3-1

20-6

Al Severance

Pennsylvania

2-2

14-11

Jack McCloskey

La Salle

1-3

16-6

Donald Moore

Temple

1-3

17-9

Harry Litwack

 

 

87-39, 69.0%

 

 

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 19

St. Joseph's  74

Penn  62

4,027

 

12-point SJU run in 2nd half seals victory

Jan 13

Villanova  81

Temple  69

4,957

 

Villanova wins for 10th consecutive time

Jan 20

Penn  50

Temple  47

2,956

 

Temple struggles  (29%), Kennedy 2-16 FGs

Jan 23

Villanova  71

Penn  58

8,454

 

'Cats trail Quakers by 5 at intermission

Jan 30

St. Joseph's  59

Temple  54

6,570

 

Joe Gallo and Bobby McNeill each net 17

Feb 6

La Salle  80

St. Joseph's  73

7,952

 

Bob Alden led La Salle with 25 points

Feb 17

Penn  66

La Salle  62

5,272

 

Quakers beat Explorers for 3rd straight time

Feb 20

Temple  77

La Salle  53

3,789

 

"Pickles" Kennedy scores 28 in blowout

Feb 27

St. Joseph's  78

Villanova  75

9,364

 

Joe Gallo hits 2 FTs at 0:01 for 24 points

March 5

Villanova  68

La Salle  52

8,503

 

Jimmy Huggard led 'Nova with 22 points

 

 

Honors:

Big 5 First Team

Bob Alden (La Salle)

Joe Gallo (St. Joes)

Jim Huggard (Villanova)

* Bill Kennedy (Temple)

Bob McNeill (St. Joes)

Bob Mlkvy (Penn)

Hubie White (Villanova)

* Kennedy averaged 22.2 points and served as the Owls top playmaker to become the MVP.  Kennedy is among Temples all-time leading scorers.

 

NCAA Tournament:

Duke 58, St. Josephs 56

in Charlotte, NC

West Virginia 106, St. Josephs 100

in Charlotte, NC

 

National Invitation Tournament:

Villanova 88, Detroit 86

at Madison Square Garden

Utah State 73, Villanova 72

at Madison Square Garden

Dayton 71, Temple 52

at Madison Square Garden