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Penn Plays Philadelphia Big 5 Basketball:
1990-1991 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 | Hall of Fame | NCAA Tournament | National Invitation Tournament

 


 

Men's Standings:

Team

Big 5

All

Coach

St. Joseph's

3-1

13-17

John Griffin

Temple

3-1

24-10

John Chaney

La Salle

2-2

19-10

Speedy Morris

Villanova

2-2

17-15

Rollie Massimino

Pennsylvania

0-4

9-17

Fran Dunphy

   

82-69, 54.3%

 

 

Men's game results:

Date / Location

Winner

Loser

Crowd

Nov 29

Temple  70

Villanova  57

6,500

Pavilion

Kilgore shines (21 pts, 10 boards, 7 assists)

Dec 1

La Salle  84

Penn  80

3,821

Palestra

Doug Overton sends it to OT and scores 35

Dec 3

Villanova  82

Penn  62

3,570

Palestra

Wildcats win easily after 23-0 first-half spurt

Dec 8

Villanova  83

St. Joseph's  82

9,307

Spectrum

'Nova edges the Hawks in exciting fashion

Dec 22

La Salle  102

Villanova  94

6,500

Pavilion

Overton and Woods combine for 53 points

Jan 3

Temple  66

Penn  49

3,900

McGonigle

Penn led by 10 at the half (26-16 )

Jan 5

Temple  91

La Salle  86

7,974

Civic

Temple gains a share of Big Five title

Jan 16

St. Joseph's  87

Penn  79

2,915

Hawk Hill

Operation Desert Storm begins during 1st half

Feb 4

St. Joseph's  66

Temple  60

3,200

Hawk Hill

Blunt keys upset with 20 points, 14 rebounds

Feb 16

St. Joseph's  82

La Salle  73

10,000

Civic

La Salle's Doug Overton sits out with injury

 

 

Men's Honors:

Big 5 First Team

Bernard Blunt (St. Joseph’s)

* Mark Macon (Temple)

Lance Miller (Villanova)

Doug Overton (La Salle)

Randy Woods (La Salle)

* Macon closed his amazing career by averaging 22 points and leading the Owls to within three points of making it to the NCAA Final Four.

Mark Macon became the all-time leading scorer at Temple as a junior and now holds the record by nearly 800 points.  To surpass his total of 2,609 points, a player would need to average 25 points a game for four seasons in a 26-game schedule.  Macon scored 22 points in his Temple debut at UCLA and went on to lead the Owls in scoring four times.  The Owls won 94 times in his career and were ranked #1 in the nation during his freshman season.  That freshman season, the Saginaw, Mich., native became just the third freshmen to be tabbed as a Wooden Award finalist.  Not only was he the Freshmen of the Year by UPI and the USBWA, he was a first-team all-America pick by Basketball Times.  Macon was a first-team all-A 10 Conference pick four times.  In his final game, an NCAA loss to UNC, Macon had 31 points, nine boards and no turnovers.

 

Big 5 Second Team

Craig Amos (St. Joseph’s)

Rap Curry (St. Joseph’s)

Donald Hodge (Temple)

Mik Kilgore (Temple)

Greg Woodard (Villanova)

 

Hall of Fame Inductees

Granger Hall (Temple)

Ralph Lewis (La Salle)

Ed Pinckney (Villanova)

Ed Ryan (Villanova)

 

 

NCAA Tournament:

Temple 80, Purdue 63

in College Park, MD

Temple 77, Richmond 64

in College Park, MD

Temple 72, Oklahoma State 63

in East Rutherford, NJ

North Carolina 75, Temple 72

in East Rutherford, NJ

Villanova 50, Princeton 48

in Syracuse, NY

North Carolina 84, Villanova 69

in Syracuse, NY

 

National Invitation Tournament:

Massachusetts 93, La Salle 90, in Amherst, MA

 


 

Women's Standings:

Team

Big 5

All

Coach

St. Joseph's

4-0

18-12

Jim Foster

Villanova

3-1

12-17

Harry Perretta

La Salle

2-2

16-12

John Miller

Temple

1-3

13-15

Charlene Curtis

Pennsylvania

0-4

15-11

Julie Soriero

   

74-67, 52.5%

 

 

Women's game results:

Date / Location

Winner

Loser

 

Nov 27

Villanova  52

Temple  49

 

McGonigle

Temple Owls struggle from the field

Nov 29

St. Joseph's  63

Villanova  38

 

Hawk Hill

'Nova held to 13 first-half points by Hawks

Dec 1

La Salle  74

Penn  67

 

Palestra

Cole and Greybush combine for 44 points

Dec 3

St. Joseph's  66

La Salle  55

 

Hawk Hill

Mary Greybush (26 pts, 18 rebs) not enough

Dec 8

Temple  62

Penn  59

 

Palestra

Kirsten Brendel has 20 points & 20 boards

Dec 11

La Salle  70

Temple  61

 

Hayman

Temple has tough time after intermission

Dec 22

Villanova  51

La Salle  48

 

Pavilion

Magarity nets 20 in low-scoring game

Jan 16

St. Joseph's  80

Penn  74

 

Palestra

SJU prevails despite 35 points from Brendel

Jan 29

Villanova  82

Penn  60

 

Pavilion

Wildcats pull away in the second half

Feb 4

St. Joseph's  73

Temple  65

 

Hawk Hill

Jim Foster & his Hawks wrap up another title

 

 

Women's Honors:

Big 5 First Team

Nikki Benedix (Villanova)

* Kirsten Brendel (Pennsylvania)

Wendy Brink (St. Joseph’s)

Katie Curry (St. Joseph’s)

Mary Greybush (La Salle)

Tania Koel (Temple)

* Brendel became the first woman to score 100 points in a Big 5 season and averaged 24.3 points and 11 boards a game.

 

Big 5 Second Team

Cindy Anderson (St. Joseph’s)

Dionne Anthon (Pennsylvania)

Jenn Cole (La Salle)

Denise Kayajian (Villanova)

Sandy Litkenhaus (Villanova)

 

Hall of Fame Inductees

Kathy Bess (La Salle)

Renie Dunne (St. Joseph’s)

Auretha Fleming (Pennsylvania)

Donna Kennedy (Temple)

Stephanie Vanderslice (Villanova)

 

 

 

NCAA Tournament:

No participants

 

 

National Invitation Tournament:

No participants.