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Penn Plays Philadelphia Big 5 Basketball:
1979-1980 season

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

WOMEN'S: Standings | Game results
Big 5 First Team | AIAW Tournament

 


 

Men's Standings:

Team

Big 5

All

Coach

St. Joseph's

4-0

21-9

Jim Lynam

Villanova

3-1

23-8

Rollie Massimino

La Salle

1-3

22-9

"Lefty" Ervin

Pennsylvania

1-3

17-12

Bob Weinhauer

Temple

1-3

14-12

Don Casey

   

97-50, 66.0%

 

 

Men's game results:

Date / Location

Winner

Loser

Crowd

Dec 8

Villanova  86

La Salle  59

7,253

Palestra

The Wildcats win a physical battle

Jan 8

Penn  59

Temple  46

6,253

Palestra

Salters goes 11 of 14 from field, 25 points

Jan 19

Villanova  65

Penn  51

11,456

Spectrum

'Nova outscores Quakers, 25-7, from line

Jan 19

Temple  67

La Salle  62

11,456

Spectrum

Keith Parham nets a career-best 31 points

Jan 23

St. Joseph's  60

Penn  56

6,165

Palestra

In 3 OTs, Boo Williams scores 27 (11-11 FTs)

Feb 2

St. Joseph's  58

La Salle  57

6,451

Palestra

Boo Williams tops the 1,000-point barrier

Feb 9

St. Joseph's  53

Temple  52

5,080

Civic

Bryan Warrick hits game-winner in overtime

Feb 12

La Salle  80

Penn  73

8,180

Palestra

Michael Brooks:  27 points, 14 rebounds

Feb 16

Villanova  67

Temple  59

7,813

Palestra

Alex Bradley gets a game-high 19 points

Feb 23

St. Joseph's  60

Villanova  59

9,208

Palestra

Hawks win first City Series title since 1968

 

 

Men's Honors:

Big 5 First Team

Alex Bradley (Villanova)

* Michael Brooks (La Salle)

John Pinone (Villanova)

James Salters (Pennsylvania)

Rory Sparrow (Villanova)

Boo Williams (St. Joseph's)

* Brooks was the USBWA National Player of the Year and picked to captain the 1980 U.S. Olympic Team.  He averaged 24.1 points for La Salle.

 

Hall of Fame Inductees

Steve Courtin (St. Joseph's)

Phil Hankinson (Pennsylvania)

Dan Kelly (St. Joseph's)

Alonzo Lewis (La Salle)

 

 

NCAA Tournament:

Villanova 77, Marquette 59

in Syracuse, NY

Syracuse 97, Villanova 83

in Syracuse, NY

Penn 62, Washington State 55

in West Lafayette, IN

Duke 52, Pennsylvania 42

in West Lafayette, IN

Purdue 90, La Salle 82

in West Lafayette, IN

 

National Invitation Tournament:

Texas 70, St. Joseph's 61in Austin, Texas

 


 

Women's Standings:

Villanova

4-0

20-5

Harry Perretta

St. Joseph's

3-1

11-15

Jim Foster

La Salle

1-3

17-11

Linda Lastowka

Pennsylvania

1-3

13-13

Lois Ashley

Temple

1-3

14-10

Andy McGovern

   

77-54, 58.8%

 

 

Women's game results:

Date / Location

Winner

Loser

 

Dec 2

Villanova  72

Penn  56

 

Palestra

'Nova led by 21  (42-21) at the half

Jan 15

St. Joseph's  59

La Salle  57

 

Hayman

Kathy Bess' 22 points, 21 boards not enough

Jan 22

Villanova  53

St. Joseph's  52

 

Nevin

The 'Cats trailed at intermission

Jan 24

Villanova  65

Temple  47

 

Hawk Hill

Villanova staves off Temple on neutral court

Feb 2

St. Joseph's  86

Penn  62

 

Palestra

Carol Polachek scores 20 on 10-16 FGs

Feb 5

Temple  69

La Salle  58

 

McGonigle

Lynn Blaszczyk scores 19 pts, grabs 18 rebs

Feb 21

Penn  77

Temple  74

 

Palestra

Penn overcomes 9-pt halftime deficit (47-38)

Feb 23

Villanova  80

La Salle  68

 

Hawk Hill

Kathie Beisel nets 24 pts as 'Cats pull away

Feb 26

St. Joseph's  70

Temple  46

 

Hawk Hill

The Hawks feast on the Owls

Feb 27

La Salle  65

Penn  61

 

Hayman

Quakers struggle from the line (11-27)

 

 

Women's Honors:

Big 5 First Team

Kathy Bess (La Salle)

Lynn Blaszczyk (Temple)

Renie Dunne (St. Joseph's)

Joanne Gentry (St. Joseph's)

* Lisa Ortlip (Villanova)

* Ortlip helped guide the Cats to the first Big Five women's championship, averaging 14.4 points as just a sophomore.

 

Big 5 Second Team

Kathie Beisel (Villanova)

Jennifer Gowan (Temple)

Donna Kennedy (Temple)

Carol Kuna (Pennsylvania)

Ellen Malone (La Salle)

Stephanie Vanderslice (Villanova)

 

 

AIAW Tournament:

Rutgers 71, Villanova 41