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Penn Plays Philadelphia Big 5 Basketball:
1965-1966 season

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

 

Standings:

Team

Big 5

All

Coach

St. Joseph's

4-0

24-5

Jack Ramsay

Temple

3-1

21-7

Harry Litwack

Pennsylvania

2-2

19-6

Jack McCloskey

La Salle

1-3

10-15

Joe Heyer

Villanova

0-4

18-11

Jack Kraft

   

92-44, 67.6%

 

 

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  73

Villanova  60

5,394

 

Stan Pawlak's 24 points paces Red and Blue

Jan 5

Temple  57

Villanova  56

2,633

 

Morgan scores 19 in close battle

Jan 8

St. Joseph's  92

La Salle 69

8,733

 

Six Hawks score double figures in blowout

Jan 12

Penn  90

La Salle 76

6,076

 

Pawlak scores a Quaker Big Five high 37

Jan 16

St. Joseph's  71

Villanova 69

8,408

 

Sub Steve Donches hits 29-foot game-winner

Jan 22

St. Joseph's  79

Penn  69

8,698

 

Cliff Anderson leads way, 23 pts & 14 rebs

Feb 5

St. Joseph's  105

Temple  74

8,679

 

Hawks get 24 pts, 23 rebs from Anderson

Feb 12

La Salle  78

Villanova  70

6,702

 

Explorers win despite 27-reb disadvantage

Feb 18

La Salle  86

Temple  85

5,812

 

Chris Kefalos' goal at buzzer doesn't count

Feb 22

Temple  71

Penn  64

3,506

 

Jim Williams scores 34 to down Quakers

 

 

Honors:

Big 5 First Team

Cliff Anderson (St. Joseph's)

Matt Guokas (St. Joseph's)

Hubie Marshall (La Salle)

* Bill Melchionni (Villanova)

Jeff Neuman (Pennsylvania)

Stan Pawlak (Pennsylvania)

Jim Williams (Temple)

* Melchionni earned a Geasey Award with a great senior season, averaging 27.6 points.  He had two 40-point games, including 44 against St. Bonaventure.

 

St. Joseph's’s Cliff Anderson

Cliff Anderson graduated as the Hawks' most prolific player back in 1967, when he was selected as an all-American.  He left St. Joseph's as the school's all-time top scorer (1,728) and rebounder (1,228). His scoring mark has been surpassed, but the rebounding record remains.  A first round pick by the ABA's Pittsburgh Pipers, Anderson averaged a school-record 26.5 points a game as a senior.  He led St. Joseph's in scoring and rebounding in each of his three seasons and his 15.5 rebound average as a sophomore is still a school record.  And the high-scoring Hawks went 66-18 in his career, scored more than 100 points 12 times and were in the 90s on 22 other occasions.  His career highs are 39 points (against Rhode Island as a sophomore) and 32 rebounds (against La Salle as a senior).  The 32 boards are the most ever in a Big Five game.

 

NCAA Tournament:

St. Joseph's 65, Providence 48

in Blacksburg, VA

Duke 76, St. Joseph's 74

in Raleigh, NC

St. Joseph's 92, Davidson 76

in Raleigh, NC

 

National Invitation Tournament:

Villanova 63, St. Johns 61

at Madison Square Garden

Villanova 86, Boston College 85

at Madison Square Garden

New York U. 69, Villanova 63

Final 4 at Madison Square Garden

Villanova 76, Army 65

Final 4 at Madison Square Garden

Temple 88, Virginia Tech 73

at Madison Square Garden

Kansas 82, Temple 76

at Madison Square Garden