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Penn Plays Philadelphia Big 5 Basketball:
1984-1985 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

 


 

Men's Standings:

Team

Big 5

All

Coach

Villanova

4-0

25-10

Rollie Massimino

La Salle

2-2

15-13

"Lefty" Ervin

St. Joseph's

2-2

19-12

Jim Boyle

Temple

2-2

25-6

John Chaney

Pennsylvania

0-4

13-14

Craig Littlepage

   

97-55, 63.8%

 

 

Men's game results:

Date / Location

Winner

Loser

Crowd

Dec 1

Villanova  68

Temple  65

7,074

Palestra

The Wildcats win battle of boards, 38-25

Dec 8

Temple  70

Penn   57

4,612

Palestra

Owls have five players score double figures

Dec 11

La Salle  74

St. Joseph's  69

3,979

Palestra

Steve Black and Ralph Lewis combine for 45

Dec 15

Temple  65

La Salle  54

3,861

Palestra

Owls dominate the glass, 33-21

Dec 15

Villanova  80

Penn  67

6,886

Palestra

Pressley and Pinckney score 19 pts each

Dec 22

St. Joseph's  59

Penn  57

9,442

Spectrum

Bob Lojewski (18 pts, 10 rebs) off bench in OT

Dec 22

Villanova  80

La Salle  63

9,442

Spectrum

'Nova gains at least shared title before X-mas

Jan 29

La Salle  77

Penn  74

8,608

Palestra

LSU gets 23 pts from Black and Lewis

Feb 19

Villanova  47

St. Joseph's  44

10,409

Spectrum

McClain hits controversial game-winner

March 2

St. Joseph's  70

Temple  66

8,691

Palestra

St. Joe's gets revenge against Owls

 

Men's Honors:

Big 5 First Team

Granger Hall (Temple)

Ralph Lewis (La Salle)

Maurice Martin (St. Joseph’s)

Dwayne McClain (Villanova

* Ed Pinckney (Villanova)

* Pinckney led the ‘Cats to the shocking national title, closing his career in remarkable style.

Ed Pinckney led the most improbable run to a National Championship in college basketball history.  As a senior in 1985, Pinckney's team had lost its final regular season game by 23 and then fell in the second round of the BIG EAST Tournament by 15.  After backing into the NCAAs, Villanova won six straight, including a perfect final over Georgetown.  In that game, he scored 16 points (5-7 FGs, 6-7 FTs), grabbed six rebounds and had five assists against Patrick Ewing, who had 14 points and five boards.  Pinckney was named the Final Four Most Valuable Player.  A great shooter and rebounder, he holds all VU records for field goal accuracy.  He graduated with 1,865 career points, 1,107 rebounds and 253 blocked shots.

 

Hall of Fame Inductees

Norman Black (St. Joseph’s)

 Keven McDonald (Penn)

Jake Nevin (Villanova Trainer)

 Tony Price (Pennsylvania)

 

 

NCAA Tournament:

Villanova 51, Dayton 49

in Dayton, OH

Villanova 59, Michigan 55

in Dayton, OH

Villanova 46, Maryland 43

in Birmingham, AL

Villanova 56, North Carolina 44

in Birmingham, AL

Villanova 52, Memphis St. 45

Final 4 in Lexington, KY

Villanova 66, Georgetown 64

Final 4 in Lexington, KY

Temple 60, Virginia Tech 57

in Hartford, CT

Georgetown 63, Temple 46

in Hartford, CT

Memphis State 67, Pennsylvania 55

in Houston, TX

 

National Invitation Tournament:

St. Joseph’s 68, Missouri 67

in Columbia, MD

Virginia 68, St. Joseph’s 61

in Charlottesville, VA

 


 

Women's Standings:

Team

Big 5

All

Coach

St. Joseph's

4-0

25-5

Jim Foster

Villanova

3-1

21-9

Harry Perretta

La Salle

2-2

22-8

Speedy Morris

Temple

1-3

20-9

Linda MacDonald

Penn

0-4

11-15

Lois Ashley

   

99-46, 68.3%

 

 

Women's game results:

Date / Location

Winner

Loser

 

Dec 5

St. Joseph's  69

La Salle  64

 

Hawk Hill

Linda Hester's 22 points is not enough

Dec 5

Villanova  84

Penn  74

 

Nevin

Cats net 59 percent of their shots (39-66)

Dec 8

La Salle  72

Penn  60

 

Palestra

Sue McCaffrey scores 16 pts, grabs 15 boards

Dec 8

Villanova  55

Temple  54

 

McGonigle

Pennefather - 12 pts, 17 rebs - wins it in OT

Dec 11

Villanova  56

La Salle  54

 

Hayman

Wildcats slip by behind Pennefather

Jan 22

St. Joseph's  74

Penn  60

 

Palestra

Debbie Black records eight thefts

Jan 26

St. Joseph's  68

Villanova  61

 

Hawk Hill

Black tops her previous mark with nine steals

Jan 29

La Salle  77

Temple  68

 

Hayman

Jill Crandley scores 24 pts on 10 of 12 FGs

Jan 31

Temple  96

Penn  54

 

McGonigle

Owls took a 48-22 lead at intermission

Feb 14

St. Joseph's  83

Temple  77

 

Palestra

Teresa Carmichael goes 10 for 12 (26 pts)

 

Women's Honors:

Big 5 First Team

Trish Brown (St. Joseph’s)

Linda Hester (La Salle)

Terri Mohr (St. Joseph’s)

* Shelly Pennefather (Villanova)

Janice Walker (Temple)

* Pennefather took less than two years to get to 1,000 points, en route to a Big Five all-time high of 2,408.

 

 

NCAA Tournament:

North Carolina State 67, St. Joseph’s 63

 

 

NCAA Tournament:

No participants