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Penn Plays Philadelphia Big 5 Basketball:
1978-1979 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

25-7

Bob Weinhauer

Temple

3-1

25-4

Don Casey

St. Joseph's

2-2

19-11

Jim Lynam

La Salle

1-3

15-13

Paul Westhead

Villanova

1-3

15-13

Rollie Massimino

   

99-48, 67.3%

 

 

Game results:

All games were played at the Palestra.

Date

Winner

Loser

Crowd

Dec 9

Penn  68

La Salle  67

6,209

 

Price nails baseline winner with 6 seconds left

Dec 16

Temple  66

Villanova  58

5,803

 

Rick Reed (14 pts, 8 assists) keys win

Jan 10

Penn  79

Temple  74

9,208

 

Quakers make 67% from the field  (30 of 45)

Jan 16

Penn  43

St. Joseph's  42

7,526

 

SJU's Griffin misses jumper at the buzzer

Jan 31

La Salle  84

Villanova  78

5,243

 

Gladden scores 20 points, 12-13 FTs

Feb 9

St. Joseph's  54

Villanova  50

9,208

 

St. Joe's rallies from halftime deficit

Feb 10

Temple  97

La Salle  81

9,208

 

Three Owls score 20 points apiece

Feb 13

Villanova  89

Penn  80

5,329

 

Tom Sienkiewicz keys upset with 39 points

Feb 17

St. Joseph's  94

La Salle  87

7,387

 

The Hawks' Norman Black scores 35 points

Feb 21

Temple  76

St. Joseph's  68

5,392

 

Walt Montford breaks out for 26 points

 

 

Honors:

Big 5 First Team

Alex Bradley (Villanova)

Michael Brooks (La Salle)

Bruce Harrold (Temple)

Tony Price (Pennsylvania)

Rick Reed (Temple)

Tim Smith (Pennsylvania)

 

Hall of Fame Inductees

Mike Bantom (St. Joseph's)

Tom Ingelsby (Villanova)

Ollie Johnson (Temple)

 

NCAA Tournament:

Pennsylvania 73, Iona 69

in Raleigh, NC

Pennsylvania 72, No. Carolina 71

in Raleigh, NC

Pennsylvania 84, Syracuse 76

in Greensboro, NC

Pennsylvania 64, St. Johns 62

in Greensboro, NC

Mich. St. 101, Pennsylvania 67

Final 4 in Salt Lake City

DePaul 96, Pennsylvania 93

Final 4 in Salt Lake City

St. Johns 75, Temple 70

in Raleigh, NC

 

National Invitation Tournament:

Ohio State 80, St. Joseph's 66   in Columbus, Ohio