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Penn Plays Philadelphia Big 5 Basketball:
1971-1972 season

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

 

Standings:

Team

Big 5

All

Coach

Pennsylvania

3-1

25-3

Chuck Daly

Temple

3-1

23-8

Harry Litwack

St. Joseph's

2-2

19-9

Jack McKinney

Villanova

2-2

20-8

Jack Kraft

La Salle

0-4

6-19

Paul Westhead

   

93-47, 66.4%

 

 

Game results:

All games were played at the Palestra.

Date

Winner

Loser

Crowd

Dec 18

Temple  57

Penn  52

9,224

 

Owls stop Penn's regular-season streak at 48

Jan 5

St. Joseph's  72

La Salle  55

4,957

 

Mike Bantom (18 pts, 19 rebs) leads SJU

Jan 19

Penn  74

Villanova  64

9,223

 

Hankinson and Calhoun combine for 45 pts

Jan 26

Penn  80

La Salle  66

6,589

 

Penn pulls away in the second half

Feb 2

Temple  67

La Salle  56

4,172

 

Owls uses balanced scoring for victory

Feb 4

St. Joseph's  68

Villanova  65

9,233

 

SJU wins despite 31 from Hank Siemiontkowski

Feb 12

Villanova  80

Temple  66

9,233

 

Chris Ford:  22 points, 9 rebs, 5 assists

Feb 19

Temple  60

St. Joseph's  58

8,117

 

Three record "double-doubles" for St. Joe's

Feb 26

Villanova  86

La Salle  73

9,235

 

Siemiontkowski & Inglesby combine for 56

Feb 29

Penn  77

St. Joseph's  64

9,122

 

Alan Cotler scores 25 for Red and Blue

 

 

Honors:

Big 5 First Team

Mike Bantom (St. Joseph's)

Corky Calhoun (Pennsylvania)

Chris Ford (Villanova)

Phil Hankinson (Pennsylvania)

Tom Inglesby (Villanova)

Ollie Johnson (Temple)

Bob Morse (Pennsylvania)

 

NCAA Tournament:

Pennsylvania 76, Providence 60

in Jamaica, NY

Pennsylvania 78, Villanova 67

in Morgantown, WV

No. Carolina 73, Pennsylvania 59

in Morgantown, WV

Villanova 85, East Carolina 70

in Princeton, NJ

South Carolina 90, Villanova 78

in Morgantown, WV

South Carolina 53, Temple 51

in Williamsburg, VA

 

National Invitation Tournament:

Maryland 67, St. Joseph's 55

at Madison Square Garden