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Penn Plays Philadelphia Big 5 Basketball:
1975-1976 season

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

 

Standings:

Team

Big 5

All

Coach

St. Joseph's

3-1

10-16

Harry Booth

Villanova

3-1

16-11

Rollie Massimino

Pennsylvania

2-2

17-9

Chuck Daly

La Salle

1-3

11-15

Paul Westhead

Temple

1-3

9-18

Don Casey

   

63-69, 47.7%

 

 

Game results:

All games were played at the Palestra.

Dec 20

St. Joseph's  77

Penn  71

7,058

 

Norman Black's 21 points keys Hawk victory

 

 

Jan 17

St. Joseph's  86

La Salle  75

5,327

 

SJU's Willie Taylor scores 27 points

 

 

Jan 21

Penn  55

Temple  52

4,177

 

John Engles' 22 points paces Quakers

 

 

Jan 24

Villanova  69

Penn  67

7,215

 

'Nova hangs on after nine-point halftime lead

 

 

Jan 31

Temple  67

La Salle  63

3,768

 

Walt Montford  (19 pts, 13 rebs) sparks upset

 

 

Feb 14

La Salle  75

Villanova  72

6,883

 

Charlie Wise nets career-high 29 points

 

 

Feb 18

St. Joseph's  74

Temple  62

3,117

 

Temple was five of 30 from field in 1st half

 

 

Feb 21

Villanova  59

Temple  58

5,581

 

Larry Herron scores 18 points (9 of 11 FGs)

 

 

Feb 25

Penn  58

La Salle  56

5,718

 

Keven McDonald records 22 points, 8 rebs

 

 

Feb 28

Villanova  71

St. Joseph's  60

9,208

 

'Nova shares first title since 1967

 

 

 

 

Honors:

Big 5 First Team

Norman Black (St. Joseph's)

John Engles (Pennsylvania)

Keith Herron (Villanova)

Kevin McDonald (Pennsylvania)

* Charlie Wise (La Salle)

* Wise averaged 16.7 points, shot 80.8 percent from the line and led the Big Five in assists at 5.2 per game.  He had a career-best 29 vs. Nova.

 

Hall of Fame Inductees

Corky Calhoun (Pennsylvania)

Matt Guokas (St. Joseph's)

Bob McAteer (La Salle)

Jay Norman (Temple)  

Hubie White (Villanova)

 

 

NCAA Tournament:

No participants

 

 

National Invitation Tournament:

No participants