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Penn Plays Philadelphia Big 5 Basketball:
1974-1975 season

Standings | Game results
Big 5 First Team and Hall of Fame | NCAA Tournament | National Invitation Tournament

 

Standings:

Team

Big 5

All

Coach

La Salle

4-0

22-7

Paul Westhead

Pennsylvania

3-1

23-5

Chuck Daly

Villanova

2-2

9-18

Rollie Massimino

Temple

1-3

7-19

Don Casey

St. Joseph's

0-4

8-17

Harry Booth

 

 

69-66, 51.1%

 

 

Game results:

All games were played at the Palestra.

Date

Winner

Loser

Crowd

Dec 14

Penn   90

Villanova   80

9,025

 

Penn builds 13-point halftime lead (46-33)

Jan 15

La Salle   68

St. Joseph's   60

5,210

 

St. Joe's loses its 10th straight game

Jan 18

La Salle   67

Penn   65

9,233

 

Joe Bryant's 25 points include game winner

Jan 21

Penn   79

St. Joseph's   70

4,583

 

Ron Haigler (21 pts, 12 rebs) paces Quakers

Jan 25

Villanova   82

Temple   68

6,802

 

Herron brothers combine for 46 points

Feb 8

La Salle   74

Temple   63

7,262

 

#13 La Salle hands Owls ninth straight loss

Feb 12

La Salle   74

Villanova   73

6,613

 

In overtime, La Salle ends Penn's title hold

Feb 15

Temple   81

St. Joseph's   67

2,988

 

The Owls outboard the Hawks, 44-30

Feb 22

Villanova   71

St. Joseph's   67

9,233

 

Larry and Keith Herron score 19 points each

Feb 25

Penn   57

Temple   55

5,443

 

Temple goes 5-for-15 from the line

 

 

Honors:

Big 5 First Team

Bob Bigelow (Pennsylvania)

Joe Bryant (La Salle)

* Ron Haigler (Pennsylvania)

Bill Taylor (La Salle)

Charlie Wise (La Salle)

* Haigler averaged 21.6 points and 10.6 rebounds. No Quaker since has averaged double digits in rebounding.

 

Hall of Fame Inductees

Ken Durrett (La Salle)

Bill Kennedy (Temple)

Jim Lynam (St. Joseph's)

John Rossiter (Original Big Five Business Manager)

Jim Washington (Villanova)

Dave Wohl (Pennsylvania)

 

NCAA Tournament:

Kansas State 69, Pennsylvania 62

at The Palestra

Syracuse 87, La Salle 83

at The Palestra

 

National Invitation Tournament:

No participants