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Penn Plays Philadelphia Big 5 Basketball:
1980-1981 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

La Salle

2-2

14-13

"Lefty" Ervin

Pennsylvania

2-2

20-8

Bob Weinhauer

St. Joseph's

2-2

25-8

Jim Lynam

Temple

2-2

20-8

Don Casey

Villanova

2-2

20-11

Rollie Massimino

   

99-48, 67.3%

 

 

Men's game results:

Date / Location

Winner

Loser

Crowd

Dec 20

La Salle  84

Villanova  83

6,092

Palestra

Kevin Lynam hits game-winner in third OT

Jan 14

Penn  51

Temple  49

6,231

Palestra

Ken Hall's 25-footer at 0:05 wins it

Jan 17

Villanova  68

Penn  55

9,208

Palestra

Granger records 15 pts, 8 assists, 6 steals

Jan 28

St. Joseph's  63

Penn  61

6,990

Palestra

David Lardner misses one-and-bonus at 0:03

Jan 31

La Salle  58

St. Joseph's  56

9,208

Palestra

Explorers complete second straight upset

Jan 31

Temple  71

Villanova  68

9,208

Palestra

John Pinone's 26 points go for naught

Feb 14

St. Joseph's  61

Temple  58

7,151

Palestra

SJU overcomes 9-pt deficit in last 8 minutes

Feb 17

Penn  67

La Salle  62

8,378

Palestra

Ken Hall scores 21 pts, including 9-9 FTs

Feb 21

Temple  84

La Salle  62

7,655

Palestra

La Salle trailed by 19 points at half

Feb 28

Villanova  72

St. Joseph's  62

9,208

Palestra

'Nova wins to gain a five-way share of title

 

 

Men's Honors:

Big 5 First Team

Stewart Granger (Villanova)

Kevin Lynam (La Salle)

* John Pinone (Villanova)

Neal Robinson (Temple)

Bryan Warwick (St. Joseph's)

* Pinone led the Cats in scoring (15.8) and rebounding (7.4) for the second straight year, an impressive feat for a soph.

John Pinone played so well for so long, his number 45 jersey now hangs from The Pavilion rafters, retired in a 1995 ceremony. He was a four-time all-Big Five performer, a three-time Geasey MVP, a three-time all-BIG EAST pick, an Academic All-American, a two-time international representative and a two-time NCAA Tournament all-region pick. That kind of thing happens when a player scores more than 2,000 career points and grabs more than 1,000 rebounds while his team wins at least 20 games each of four years and advances to the NCAA Tournament in each. He still stands sixth on Villanova's scoring chart (2,024 points) and eighth in rebounding (837 boards). Pinone is still the lone freshman to pace the Wildcats in scoring (14.5 a game in 1980). In 1982 he was a member of the U.S. World Championship Team.

 

Hall of Fame Inductees

Joe Bryant (La Salle)

Dick Censits (Pennsylvania)

Johnny Jones (Villanova)

Howard Porter (Villanova)

Charles Scott (Penn Assistant Athletic Director)

 

 

NCAA Tournament:

St. Joseph's 59, Creighton 57

in Dayton, OH

St. Joseph's 49, DePaul 48

in Dayton, OH

St. Joseph's 42, Boston College 41

in Bloomington, IN

Indiana 78, St. Joseph's 46

in Bloomington, IN

Villanova 90, Houston 72

in Charlotte, NC

Virginia 54, Villanova 50

in Charlotte, NC

 

National Invitation Tournament:

Temple 90, Clemson 82

in Clemson, SC

West Virginia 77, Temple 76 (ot)

in Morgantown, WV

West Virginia 67, Pennsylvania 64

in Morgantown, WV

 


 

Women's Standings:

Team

Big 5

All

Coach

Villanova

4-0

22-6

Harry Perretta

La Salle

2-2

17-11

Kevin Gallagher

St. Joseph's

2-2

14-11

Jim Foster

Pennsylvania

1-3

12-14

Lois Ashley

Temple

1-3

12-17

Linda MacDonald

   

77-59, 56.6%

 

 

Women's game results:

Date / Location

Winner

Loser

 

Dec 20

Villanova  70

La Salle  46

 

Hayman

A dozen Wildcats score in rout

Jan 20

Villanova  53

St. Joseph's  50

 

Hawk Hill

Hawks led by seven at intermission

Jan 20

La Salle  63

Penn  54

 

Palestra

Bess goes 8-10 from field, scores 20 pts

Jan 28

St. Joseph's  93

Penn  54

 

Palestra

All 12 Hawks score in the blowout

Jan 31

Villanova  104

Temple  67

 

McGonigle

'Nova records the 1st Big Five 100-point game

Feb 3

La Salle  88

Temple  84

 

Hayman

Six Explorers reach double figures in scoring

Feb 17

St. Joseph's  67

La Salle  54

 

Hawk Hill

Renie Dunne has 12 points and eight steals

Feb 19

Penn  78

Temple  77

 

McGonigle

Quakers survive second half scare from Owls

Feb 24

Temple  87

St. Joseph's  68

 

McGonigle

Donna Kennedy gets 21 points, 12 rebounds

Feb 24

Villanova  75

Penn  52

 

Nevin

The 'Cats force Penn into 34 turnovers

 

 

Women's Honors:

Big 5 First Team

Kathie Beisel (Villanova)

* Renie Dunne (St. Joseph's)

Maureen Kramer (La Salle)

Lisa Ortlip (Villanova)

Marilyn Stephens (Temple)

* Dunne spearheaded the Hawk attack, averaging 10.8 points, 5.4 assists and 2.8 boards per game.

 

Big 5 Second Team

Nancy Bernhardt (Villanova)

Kathy Bess (La Salle)

Jennifer Gowan (Temple)

Donna Kennedy (Temple)

Mary Monahan (Pennsylvania)

 

 

AIAW Tournament:

Penn State 66, Villanova 62