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Penn Plays Philadelphia Big 5 Basketball:
1982-1983 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 | NCAA Tournament | National Invitation Tournament

 


 

Men's Standings:

Team

Big 5

All

Coach

Villanova

3-1

24-8

Rollie Massimino

Pennsylvania

2-2

17-9

Craig Littlepage

St. Joseph's

2-2

15-13

Jim Boyle

Temple

2-2

14-15

John Chaney

La Salle

1-3

18-14

"Lefty" Ervin

   

88-59, 59.9%

 

 

Men's game results:

Date

Winner

Loser

Crowd

Dec 11

Penn  84

Villanova  80

9,208

Palestra

Penn's Anthony Arnolie hits 10 straight FTs

Dec 18

Penn  78

La Salle  72

9,208

Palestra

Quakers shoot 57% from field (32 of 56)

Dec 18

Villanova  82

Temple  55

9,208

Palestra

Stansbury struggles, hitting 4 of 20 shots

Jan 15

St. Joseph's  85

Penn  79

8,043

Palestra

All five Hawks score double figures

Jan 22

Villanova  72

La Salle  71

9,208

Palestra

Pinckney hits winner with one second left

Feb 5

La Salle  79

St. Joseph's  60

7,843

Palestra

Albert Butts 18 points and 14 rebounds

Feb 9

Temple  61

Penn  53

6,891

Palestra

Quakers stall through scoreless 1st OT period

Feb 19

St. Joseph's  88

Temple  59

5,132

Palestra

Costner has huge game, 25 points & 19 rebs

Feb 22

Villanova  70

St. Joseph's  62

18,060

Spectrum

Largest college hoops crowd in Pa. history

Feb 26

Temple  84

La Salle  79

17,583

Spectrum

Black scores Big 5 record 40 points in loss

 

Men's Honors:

Big 5 First Team

Steve Black (La Salle)

Bob Lojewski (St. Joseph's)

Ed Pinckney (Villanova)

John Pinone (Villanova)

Terence Stansbury (Temple)

Big 5 Second Team

Michael Brown (Pennsylvania)

Tony Costner (St. Joseph's)

Stewart Granger (Villanova)

Ralph Lewis (La Salle)

Paul Little (Pennsylvania)

Jim McLoughlin (Temple)

 

Hall of Fame Inductees

Jack Ramsay (St. Joseph's Coach)

Joe Spratt (St. Joseph's)

Joe Sturgis (Pennsylvania)

Jim Williams (Temple)

 

 

NCAA Tournament:

Villanova 60, Lamar 58

in Houston, TX

Villanova 55, Iowa 54

in Kansas City, MO

Houston 89, Villanova 71

in Kansas City, MO

 

National Invitation Tournament:

La Salle 70, Boston U. 58

at The Palestra

VCU 76, La Salle 67

in Greensboro, NC

 


 

Women's Standings:

Team

Big 5

All

Coach

Temple

4-0

19-12

Linda MacDonald

St. Joseph's

3-1

15-13

Jim Foster

Villanova

2-2

14-15

Harry Perretta

Pennsylvania

1-3

16-13

Lois Ashley

La Salle

0-4

16-13

Kevin Gallagher

   

80-66, 54.8%

 

 

Women's game results:

Date / Location

Winner

Loser

Jan 15

Villanova  54

Penn  53

 

Nevin

Kathie Beisel's 18 points saves the day

Jan 18

Penn  62

La Salle  55

 

Palestra

Sandy Hawthorne scores 17 for Quakers

Jan 18

St. Joseph's  63

Villanova  59

 

Hawk Hill

'Nova loses its first Big Five game, ever

Jan 25

St. Joseph's  64

Penn  62

 

Palestra

Jessica Dunne (7 ast, 6 stls, 3 blks) keys win

Jan 25

Temple  62

Villanova  58

 

McGonigle

Both teams shoot 32 percent from field

Feb 2

Villanova  74

La Salle  64

 

Hayman

Rosemarie Burke scores 20 pts (10-14 FGs)

Feb 5

Temple  90

Penn  68

 

McGonigle

Marilyn Stephens:  29 pts, 15 rebs, 6 blocks

Feb 8

St. Joseph's  74

La Salle  61

 

Hawk Hill

Hawks win with balanced scoring

Feb 17

Temple  82

La Salle  62

 

Hayman

Marilyn Stephens scores 16, grabs 10 rebs

Feb 19

Temple  61

St. Joseph's  57

 

McGonigle

Temple wins city series behind Stephens' 17

 

 

Women's Honors:

Big 5 First Team

Kathie Beisel (Villanova)

Trish Brown (St. Joseph's)

Carol Polachek (St. Joseph's)

Beth Stegner (Pennsylvania)

* Marilyn Stephens (Temple)

* Stephens averaged 19.5 point &13 rebounds as the Owls went 4-0 in Big 5 play & wrestled the title away from Nova.

 

Big 5 Second Team

Nancy Bernhardt (Villanova)

Lynn Blaszczyk (Temple)

Sandy Hawthorne (Pennsylvania)

Donna Kennedy (Temple)

Kate Larkin (La Salle)

Sue McCaffrey (La Salle)

 

Villanova's Shelly Pennefather

Shelly Pennefather scored 2,408 career points, the most by any Wildcats and the most by a Big Five female. She made her presence known immediately, averaging 19.0 points a game as a freshman and being named as the Big East Freshman of the Year. She then won three straight Big East Player of the Year honors, two Big East Tournament MVPs, three first-team all-Big Five awards and the 1987 Margaret Wade Trophy, as the nation's top player. Villanova was successful in her career, winning 93 times and taking the Big East title twice. Pennefather scored a school record 44 points against Cheyney in 1985. Her 1,171 career rebounds is first all-time at VU and her 485 assists are just 36 away from the top spot.

 

 

NCAA Tournament:

South Carolina State 85, La Salle 67

 

National Invitation Tournament:

Weber State 80, Temple 73

Weber State 81, Temple 77

Temple 76, Hawaii 65