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Penn Plays Philadelphia Big 5 Basketball:
1962-1963 season

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

 

Standings:

Team

Big 5

All

Coach

Pennsylvania

3-1

19-6

Jack McCloskey

Villanova

3-1

19-10

Jack Kraft

St. Joseph's

2-2

23-5

Jack Ramsay

La Salle

1-3

16-8

Donald Moore

Temple

1-3

15-7

Harry Litwack

 

 

92-36, 71.9%

 

 

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 22

Penn  78

St. Joseph's  77

5,845

 

Wideman layup ices win at 0:18 in 3rd OT

Jan 12

Villanova  63

St. Joseph's  61

8,716

 

Eric Erikson hits game-winner at 0:05 in OT

Jan 19

Temple  50

Villanova  49

8,201

 

Fitzgerald leads way with 13 pts, 19 rebs

Jan 26

Villanova  63

Penn  62

8,728

 

Pennsylvania was up six (29-23) at break

Feb 2

La Salle  81

Temple  71

6,100

 

Frank Corace scores 21 pts, grabs 15 rebs

Feb 12

Penn  78

La Salle  74

6,331

 

Corace's 30 points, 18 boards aren't enough

Feb 16

St. Joseph's  64

Temple  52

7,299

 

Jim Boyle hits for 17 points and 13 rebounds

Feb 23

St. Joseph's  66

La Salle  49

8,719

 

Boyle misses "triple-double" by an assist

Feb 26

Penn  59

Temple  53

3,256

 

Penn wins 1st Big 5 title behind Wideman's 18

March 3

Villanova  63

La Salle  47

8,708

 

Wally Jones' 28 points sparks the 'Cats

 

 

Honors:

Big 5 First Team

Frank Corace (La Salle)

Wally Jones (Villanova)

Jim Lynam (St. Joseph's)

Jim Washington (Villanova)

John Wideman (Pennsylvania)

Tom Wynne (St. Joseph's)

 

NCAA Tournament:

St. Joseph's 82, Princeton 81

at The Palestra

St. Joseph's 97, West Virginia 88

in College Park, MD

Duke 73, St. Joseph's 59

in College Park, MD

 

National Invitation Tournament:

Villanova 63, DePaul 51

at Madison Square Garden

Villanova 54, Wichita 53

at Madison Square Garden

Canisius 61, Villanova 46

at Madison Square Garden

Marquette 66, Villanova 58

at Madison Square Garden