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Penn Plays Philadelphia Big 5 Basketball:
1986-1987 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

Temple

4-0

32-4

John Chaney

La Salle

2-2

20-13

Speedy Morris

St. Joe's

2-2

16-13

Jim Boyle

Villanova

2-2

15-16

Rollie Massimino

Penn

0-4

13-14

Tom Schneider

   

96-60, 61.5%

 

 

Men's game results:

Date / Location

Winner

Loser

Crowd

Dec 2

Temple  70

La Salle  66

3,214

Palestra

Explorers led by 20 early in the second half

Dec 8

Temple  103

Penn  67

1,892

McGonigle

Howard Evans 14 pts, 10 assists, five steals

Dec 9

La Salle  93

Villanova  86

6,132

duPont

Larry Koretz tops La Salle with 23 pts, 7 rebs

Dec 20

Temple  67

Villanova  65

6,500

duPont

Wilson's three misses at buzzer in overtime

Dec 26

St. Joseph's  77

La Salle  70

7,710

Palestra

James Flint hits 6 free throws in final 0:52

Jan 27

St. Joseph's  83

Penn  81

3,134

Palestra

Penn trailed by 19 (49-30) at intermission

Feb 7

Temple  78

St. Joseph's  69

4,500

McGonigle

The Owls clinch Big Five title at 4-0

Feb 10

Villanova  71

Penn  60

6,209

Palestra

'Nova overcomes seven-point halftime deficit

Feb 17

La Salle  80

Penn  72

3,019

Palestra

Legler (27) and Simmons (22) combine for 49

Feb 19

Villanova  88

St. Joseph's  87

8,722

Palestra

Rollie Massimino's 300th win takes 2 OTs

 

 

Men's Honors:

Big 5 First Team

* Nate Blackwell (Temple)

Rodney Blake (St. Joseph’s)

Tim Legler (La Salle)

Tim Perry (Temple)

** Lionel Simmons (La Salle)

* Blackwell played on Owl teams that averaged 27 wins per season.  As a senior, he averaged 19.8 points and finished with 1,708 career points.

** Lionel Simmons was the nation's top player in 1990, as he became just the third player in NCAA Division I history to surpass the 3,000-point barrier. Simmons is the only player to ever tally 3,000 points (3,217) and grab 1,250 rebounds (1,429). During his storybook senior season, Simmons averaged 26.5 points as the Explorers went 30-1 before losing to Clemson in the NCAA Tournament. He was tabbed as the John Wooden Award winner as the top player in collegiate basketball, as well as being picked as the national player of the year by the Associated Press, the United Press International and the USBWA. A three-time recipient of the Big Five's Geasey Most Valuable Player Award, he graduated with an NCAA record for scoring in double figures 115 consecutive times. Simmons played seven seasons with the Sacramento Kings.

 

Big 5 Second Team

Perry Bromwell (Pennsylvania)

Bruce Lefkowitz (Pennsylvania)

Harold Jensen (Villanova)

Mark Plansky (Villanova)

Wayne Williams (St. Joseph’s)

 

Hall of Fame Inductees

Alex Bradley (Villanova)

Tim Claxton (Temple)

Jack Kraft (Villanova Coach)

Marcellus ‘Boo’ Williams (St. Joseph’s)

 

 

NCAA Tournament:

Temple 75, Southern 56

in Rosemont, IL

LSU 72, Temple 62

in Rosemont, IL

North Carolina 113, Pennsylvania 82

in Charlotte, NC

 

National Invitation Tournament:

La Salle 86, Villanova 84

at the Pavilion

La Salle 89, Niagara 81

at The Palestra

La Salle 70, Illinois State 50

at The Palestra

La Salle 92, Ark.-Little Rock 73

Final 4 at Madison Sq Gar

Southern Miss 94, La Salle 80

Final 4 at Madison Sq Gar

 


 

Women's Standings:

Team

Big 5

All

Coach

La Salle

3-1

21-7

John Miller

St. Joseph's

3-1

23-9

Jim Foster

Villanova

3-1

27-4

Harry Perretta

Temple

1-3

11-18

Linda MacDonald

Pennsylvania

0-4

7-19

Lois Ashley

   

89-57, 61.0%

 

 

Women's game results:

Date / Location

Winner

Loser

 

Dec 4

Villanova  89

Penn  51

 

Nevin

Villanova leads 51-14 at intermission

Dec 9

Villanova  78

La Salle  64

 

Nevin

Pennefather sparks 'Nova w/ 26 pts, 12 rebs

Dec 13

La Salle  56

Temple  47

 

Hayman

Explorers outscore Temple, 24-5, at foul line

Dec 20

St. Joseph's  57

Villanova  54

 

Hawk Hill

St. Joe's trailed by 13 (32-19) at half

Dec 22

Villanova  76

Temple  55

 

Nevin

Pennefather near triple double (16p, 12r, 8a)

Dec 23

La Salle  58

St. Joseph's  54

 

Hawk Hill

Briar's 18 off bench sparks La Salle to win

Jan 13

La Salle  83

Penn  45

 

Palestra

Quakers shoot less than 30 percent (19/67)

Jan 20

St. Joseph's  62

Temple  56

 

Hawk Hill

Black (15 pts, 10 rebs, 5 stls) keys St. Joe's

Jan 26

St. Joseph's  75

Penn  48

 

Palestra

Teresa Carmichael records 21 pts, 10 boards

Feb 17

Temple  83

Penn  45

 

McGonigle

Owls win with balanced scoring

 

 

Women's Honors:

Big 5 First Team

Lisa Angelotti (Villanova)

Pam Balogh (Temple)

Debbie Black (St. Joseph’s)

Teresa Carmichael (St. Joseph’s)

Alison Hudson (La Salle)

* Shelly Pennefather (Villanova)

* Pennefather won the Margaret Wade Trophy and was the Big Five MVP for the third straight time, the only woman to accomplish this feat.

 

 

NCAA Tournament:

St. Joseph’s 67, South Alabama 56

Texas 86, St. Joseph’s 56

North Carolina State 68, Villanova 67

 

 

National Invitation Tournament:

No participants.