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Penn Plays Philadelphia Big 5 Basketball:
1967-1968 season

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

 

Standings:

Team

Big 5

All

Coach

St. Joseph's

3-1

17-9

Jack McKinney

La Salle

2-2

20-8

Jim Harding

Temple

2-2

19-9

Harry Litwack

Villanova

2-2

19-9

Jack Kraft

Pennsylvania

1-3

9-17

Dick Harter

   

84-52, 61.8%

 

 

Game results:

All games were played at the Palestra.

Date

Winner

Loser

Crowd

Dec 22

St. Joseph's  78

Penn  57

2,946

 

Ten different Hawks score in this blowout

Jan 6

La Salle  103

St. Joseph's  71

9,208

 

La Salle domination led by Ervin

Jan 9

Temple  72

Penn  64

3,556

 

Nolan keys victory with 24 pts and 11 rebs

Jan 17

Villanova  75

Penn  46

3,358

 

No Quakers net double figures

Jan 24

Penn  57

La Salle  45

4,309

 

Penn shoots 57 percent from the field

Jan 27

St. Joseph's 67 

Temple  62

9,217

 

Dan Kelly tallies 22 points for the Hawks

Feb 3

Temple  61

Villanova  52

8,744

 

Temple cans 33 of 40 free throws

Feb 10

La Salle 64 

Temple 60

8,768

 

Jim Williams scores 24, but the Owls fall

Feb 17

St. Joseph's  63

Villanova  54

9,181

 

Mike Hauer's boardwork keys Hawk victory

Feb 24

Villanova  64

La Salle  56

8,909

 

Johnny Jones ends with 23 pts, 9 rebs

 

 

Honors:

Big 5 First Team

John Baum (Temple)

Larry Cannon (La Salle)

Mike Hauer (St. Joseph's)

* Johnny Jones (Villanova)

Dan Kelly (St. Joseph's)

* Jones earned the Geasey MVP after leading the Cats at 20.1 points and 8.7 boards a game.  He had a season-high 38 versus Wyoming in the NIT.

 

Honorable Mention:

Pete Andrews (Pennsylvania)

Bill DeAngelis (St. Joseph's)

Bernie Williams (La Salle)

 

NCAA Tournament:

Columbia 83, La Salle 69

in College Park, MD

 

National Invitation Tournament:

Villanova 77, Wyoming 66

at Madison Square Garden

Kansas 55, Villanova 49

at Madison Square Garden

Kansas 82, Temple 76

at Madison Square Garden