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Penn Plays Philadelphia Big 5 Basketball:
1960-1961 season

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

 

Standings:

Team 

Big 5

All

Coach

St. Joseph's

4-0

25-5

Jack Ramsay

Temple

3-1

20-8

Harry Litwack

La Salle

2-2

15-7

Donald Moore

Pennsylvania

1-3

16-9

Jack McCloskey

Villanova

0-4

11-13

Al Severance

 

 

87-42, 67.4%

 

 

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 21

Temple  72

Penn  58

4,623

 

Ed Devery leads the Owls with 21 points

Jan 18

Penn  63

Villanova  62

2,842

 

Jimmy Huggard pass 1,000-pt level in loss

Jan 21

La Salle  67

Penn  63

3,137

 

La Salle frontcourt scores 49 points in win

Jan 27

Temple  63

La Salle  57

2,422

 

Drysdale keys the Owl win w/ 30-pt outburst

Jan 28

St. Joseph's  64

Villanova  63

9,143

 

Freebies by Billy Hoy ice it at 0:32

Feb 6

St. Joseph's  65

La Salle  54

6,243

 

Jack Egan takes 28 shots to score 20 points

Feb 14

St. Joseph's  88

Penn  73

2,565

 

Tom Wynne comes off bench to score 17

Feb 18

St. Joseph's  86

Temple  83

9,246

 

SJU wins in OT despite five disqualifications

Feb 25

Temple  79

Villanova  69

7,603

 

Wildcats lose despite 33 points from White

March 4

La Salle  76

Villanova  71

5,027

 

Explorers hold Hubie White to 16 points

 

 

Honors:

Big 5 First Team

Bruce Drysdale (Temple)

Jim Huggard (Villanova)

Bob McAteer (La Salle)

Bob Mlkvy (Penn)

Hubie White (Villanova)

* A little All-American at 5-foot-10, Drysdale averaged 21.3 points a game, including 32 vs St. Joes and 30 vs La Salle en route to the Geasey MVP.

 

NCAA Tournament:

St. Joseph's 72, Princeton 67

in Charlotte, NC

St. Joseph's 96, Wake Forest 86

in Charlotte, NC

Ohio State 95, St. Joseph's 69

in Kansas City, MO

St. Joseph's 127, Utah 120 (4ot)

in Kansas City, MO

 

National Invitation Tournament:

Dayton 62, Temple 60

at Madison Square Garden