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Penn Plays Philadelphia Big 5 Basketball:
1961-1962 season

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

 

Standings:

Team

Big 5

All

Coach

Villanova

4-0

21-7

Jack Kraft

Temple

2-2

16-9

Harry Litwack

La Salle

2-2

16-9

Donald Moore

Pennsylvania

1-3

17-8

Jack McCloskey

St. Joseph's

1-3

18-10

Jack Ramsay

 

 

88-43, 67.2%

 

 

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 20

La Salle  69

Penn  57

4,704

 

Bob McAteer's 15 points leads Explorers

Jan 10

Villanova  60

Temple  53

9,225

 

'Nova's Hubie White is difference w/ 22 pts

Jan 17

Penn  66

St. Joseph's  60

2,154

 

Quakers can 20 FTs while SJU makes six

Jan 20

Villanova  81

Penn  54

9,237

 

Hubie White nets then Big 5 record 38 points

Jan 27

St. Joseph's  53

Temple  49

9,241

 

Hawks win while shooting 29% from field

Feb 3

Temple  64

La Salle  51

4,701

 

Bruce Drysdale tallies a game-high 18 pts

Feb 14

Temple  79

Penn  60

2,294

 

Temple was up by 22 points (42-20) at half

Feb 16

La Salle  72

St. Joseph's  71

5,153

 

La Salle takes the hard-fought battle

Feb 24

Villanova  65

La Salle  63

9,232

 

Villanova led by nine with 4:30 left in game

March 3

Villanova  66

St. Joseph's  59

9,243

 

White caps season with 23 pts, 17 rebs

 

 

Honors:

Big 5 First Team

Bruce Drysdale (Temple)

Wally Jones (Villanova)

Bob McAteer (La Salle)

* Hubie White (Villanova)

Tom Wynne (St. Joseph's)

* This Geasey MVP averaged 21.5 points per game and 10.2 boards, becoming the first 'Cat to score 600 points in a season since the Big 5 formation.

 

NCAA Tournament:

Villanova 90, West Virginia 75

at The Palestra

Villanova 79, New York U. 76

in College Park, MD

Wake Forest 76, Villanova 69

in College Park, MD

Wake Forest 96, St. Joseph's 85

in College Park, MD

New York U. 94, St. Joseph's 85

in College Park, MD

 

National Invitation Tournament:

Temple 80, Providence 78

at Madison Square Garden

Loyola/Ill 75, Temple 64

at Madison Square Garden