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Penn Plays Philadelphia Big 5 Basketball:
1968-1969 season

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

 

Standings:

Team

Big 5

All

Coach

La Salle

4-0

23-1

Tom Gola

Temple

2-2

22-8

Harry Litwack

Villanova

2-2

21-5

Jack Kraft

Pennsylvania

1-3

15-10

Dick Harter

St. Joseph's

1-3

17-11

Jack McKinney

   

98-35, 73.7%

 

 

Game results:

All games were played at the Palestra.

Date

Winner

Loser

Crowd

Dec 21

St. Joseph's  63

Penn  58

6,135

 

Hawks win in a free-throw fest

Jan 7

Temple  107

Penn  83

2,854

 

Joe Cromer scores 35 on 14-22 FGs

Jan 11

Villanova  87

St. Joseph's  62

9,238

 

Porter rips Hawks for 36 pts, 26 rebs

Jan 15

Penn  32

Villanova  30

4,445

 

Steve Bilsky hits a long game-winner at 0:01

Jan 18

Temple  79

St. Joseph's  59

8,668

 

St. Joe's doesn't even shoot 30 percent

Jan 22

La Salle  78

Penn  64

8,565

 

Explorers nail 36 of 40 free throws

Jan 25

La Salle  101

Temple  85

9,214

 

Durrett hits 12 of 17 FGs en route to 27 pts

Feb 8

La Salle  74

Villanova  67

9,248

 

A classic Howard Porter-Ken Durrett battle

Feb 15

La Salle  84

St. Joseph's  67

8,298

 

La Salle wraps up Big Five title

Feb 22

Villanova  73

Temple  66

8,472

 

'Nova overcomes a halftime deficit

 

 

Honors:

Big 5 First Team

John Baum (Temple)

Larry Cannon (La Salle)

Ken Durrett (La Salle)

Mike Hauer (St. Joseph's)

Johnny Jones (Villanova)

Howard Porter (Villanova)

Bernie Williams (La Salle)

 

 

NCAA Tournament:

Davidson 75, Villanova 61

in Raleigh, NC

Duquesne 74, St. Joseph's 52

in Kingston, RI

 

National Invitation Tournament:

Temple 82, Florida 66

at Madison Square Garden

Temple 94, St. Peter's 78

at Madison Square Garden

Temple 63, Tennessee 58

Final 4 at Madison Square Garden

Temple 89, Boston College 76

Final 4 at Madison Square Garden