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Penn Plays Philadelphia Big 5 Basketball:
1976-1977 season

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

 

Standings:

Team

Big 5

All

Coach

Pennsylvania

3-1

18-8

Chuck Daly

Temple

3-1

17-11

Don Casey

La Salle

2-2

17-12

Paul Westhead

Villanova

2-2

23-10

Rollie Massimino

St. Joseph's

0-4

13-13

Harry Booth

   

88-54, 62.0%

 

 

Game results:

All games were played at the Palestra.

Date

Winner

Loser

Crowd

Dec 18

Villanova  83

Penn  66

9,208

 

The Herron Brothers pour in 41 points

Jan 15

La Salle  69

St. Joseph's  61

5,719

 

Donn Wilber's 20 points pace Explorers

Jan 19

Penn  63

St. Joseph's  55

5,285

 

Bobby Willis was the spark with 17 points

Jan 22

Penn  83

Temple  72

5,063

 

Matt White:  8-8 FGs, 12 rebs off bench

Feb 2

La Salle  71

Villanova  70

8,073

 

Darryl Gladden's 2 freebies at 0:03 wins it

Feb 12

Temple  87

La Salle  75

5,562

 

Tim Claxton's 23 points keys the Owls' win

Feb 16

Temple  73

Villanova  66

3,374

 

Owls second Big Five victory in four days

Feb 19

Villanova  92

St. Joseph's  78

12,138

Spectrum

'Cats win first Big 5 game away from Palestra

Feb 22

Penn  80

La Salle  70

6,884

 

McDonald scores 32 points, grabs 15 rebs

Feb 26

Temple  81

St. Joseph's  74

5,152

 

Temple gains a share of the Big 5 title

 

 

Honors:

Big 5 First Team

Norman Black (St. Joseph's)

Michael Brooks (La Salle)

Keith Herron (Villanova)

* Kevin McDonald (Pennsylvania)

Marty Stahurski (Temple)

* McDonald averaged 21.2 points and 9.2 boards as a junior, leading Penn to a share of the Big Five title. He would average 22.3 as a senior.

 

Hall of Fame Inductees

Bruce Drysdale (Temple)

Chris Ford (Villanova)

Mike Hauer (St. Joseph's)

Hubie Marshall (La Salle)

Bob Morse (Pennsylvania)

 

NCAA Tournament:

No participants

 

National Invitation Tournament:

Villanova 78, Old Dominion 68

in Norfolk, VA

Villanova 81, Massachusetts 71

at Madison Square Garden

St. Bonaventure 86, Villanova 82

at Madison Square Garden

Villanova 102, Alabama 89

at Madison Square Garden