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Penn Plays Philadelphia Big 5 Basketball:
1970-1971 season

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

 

Standings:

Team

Big 5

All

Coach

Pennsylvania

4-0

28-1

Dick Harter

La Salle

2-2

20-7

Paul Westhead

St. Joseph's

2-2

19-9

Jack McKinney

Villanova

2-2

23-6

Jack Kraft

Temple

0-4

13-12

Harry Litwack

   

103-35, 74.6%

 

 

Game results:

All games were played at the Palestra.

Date

Winner

Loser

Crowd

Dec 19

Penn  107

La Salle  88

8,298

 

Penn led by 23 (49-26) at the break

Jan 9

La Salle  63

Temple  58

6,602

 

Ken Durrett (31 pts, 17 rebs) carries La Salle

Jan 13

Penn  62

St. Joseph's  58

7,757

 

St. Joe's trails by 10 (33-23) at half

Jan 20

Penn  62

Temple  48

3,613

 

Temple struggles from the field (29.8%)

Jan 23

Penn  78

Villanova  70

9,266

 

Dave Wohl (22 pts, 9 assts) clinches title

Feb 6

St. Joseph's  71

Temple  64

8,850

 

Pat McFarland leads way with 26 points

Feb 13

La Salle  73

Villanova  69

8,958

 

Explorers win without the services of Durrett

Feb 20

Villanova  63

St. Joseph's  55

9,261

 

Mike Bantom outdueling Porter isn't enough

Feb 26

Villanova  67

Temple  65

7,929

 

Wildcats win despite rebound disadvantage

Feb 27

St. Joseph's  66

La Salle  56

9,231

 

Teams knotted at 31 at the half

 

 

Honors:

Big 5 First Team

Corky Calhoun (Pennsylvania)

* Ken Durrett (La Salle)

Bobby Fields (La Salle)

Bob Morse (Pennsylvania)

Howard Porter (Villanova)

* Durrett became a three-time Geasey Big Five Player of the Year after averaging 27 points and 12 boards despite a severe knee injury.

 

NCAA Tournament:

Villanova 93, St. Joseph's 75

at The Palestra

Villanova 85, Fordham 75

in Raleigh, NC

Villanova 90, Pennsylvania 47

in Raleigh, NC

Villanova 85, Western Kentucky 89

in Houston, TX

UCLA 68, Villanova 62

in Houston, TX

Pennsylvania 70, Duquesne 65

in Morgantown, WV

Pennsylvania 79, So. Carolina 64

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