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Penn Plays Philadelphia Big 5 Basketball:
1964-1965 season

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

 

Standings:

Team

Big 5

All

Coach

St. Joseph's

4-0

26-3

Jack Ramsay

La Salle

2-2

15-8

Bob Walters

Temple

2-2

14-10

Harry Litwack

Villanova

2-2

23-5

Jack Kraft

Pennsylvania

0-4

15-10

Jack McCloskey

   

93-36, 72.1%

 

 

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

La Salle  78

Penn  64

8,691

 

Five Explorers net double figures

Dec 23

Temple  73

Penn  59

5,958

 

Jim Williams scores 30 for the Owls

Jan 8

Villanova  86

La Salle  72

8,580

 

Bill Melchionni leads 'Nova with 24 points

Jan 16

Temple  73

Villanova  59

7,778

 

Temple wins with balanced scoring

Jan 23

St. Joseph's  88

Penn  72

8,678

 

Cliff Anderson grabs 23 rebounds

Jan 27

Villanova  75

Penn  46

6,598

 

Quakers struggle from field, shooting 23%

Feb 6

La Salle  81

Temple  74

8,449

 

La Salle gets 29 points from Curt Fromal

Feb 13

St. Joseph's  73

Temple  59

8,668

 

Guokas misses "triple-double" by a rebound

Feb 20

St. Joseph's  69

Villanova  61

8,735

 

Bomb scare doesn't move radioman Les Keiter

Feb 26

St. Joseph's  93

La Salle  85

8,490

 

Curt Fromal nets 34 points in defeat

 

 

Honors:

Big 5 First Team

Cliff Anderson (St. Joseph's)

Curt Fromal (La Salle)

Matt Guokas (St. Joseph's)

Bill Melchionni (Villanova)

Jeff Neuman (Pennsylvania)

* Jim Washington (Villanova)

* Washington rebounded his way to the Geasey MVP, grabbing a Nova record 15.8 per game. Only Howard Porter had more in a career.

 

NCAA Tournament:

St. Joseph's 67, Connecticut 61

in The Palestra

Providence 81, St. Joseph's 73

in College Park, MD

North Carolina 103, St. Joseph's 81

in College Park, MD

 

National Invitation Tournament:

Villanova 73, Manhattan 71

at Madison Square Garden

Villanova 91, New York U. 69

Final 4 at Madison Square Garden

St. Johns 55, Villanova 51

Final 4 at Madison Square Garden

Detroit 93, La Salle 86

at Madison Square Garden