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Penn Plays Philadelphia Big 5 Basketball:
1994-1995 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

Temple

2-0

19-11

John Chaney

St. Joseph's

2-0

17-12

John Griffin

Villanova

1-1

25-8

Steve Lappas

Pennsylvania

0-2

22-6

Fran Dunphy

La Salle

0-2

13-14

Speedy Morris

   

96-51, 65.3%

 

 

Men's game results:

Date / Location

Winner

Loser

Crowd

Dec 18

St. Joseph's  60

Villanova  57

8,722

Palestra

Domani hits key FTs as Hawks stun #22 Cats

Jan 23

St. Joseph's  86

La Salle  77

4,887

Civic

Bernard Blunt's late points are the difference

Feb 7

Temple  67

La Salle  50

3,547

McGonigle

Townes misses last 11 FGs;  Futch 14 points

Feb 14

Temple  59

Penn  56

8,700

Palestra

Owls win on late run (7-0 in final 4:33)

Feb 22

Villanova  78

Penn  74

6,500

Pavilion

Eric Eberz 25 points paces #9 Wildcats

 

 

Men's Honors:

Big 5 First Team

* Eddie Jones (Temple)

Jerome Allen (Pennsylvania)

Rick Brunson (Temple)

Kerry Kittles (Villanova)

Matt Maloney (Pennsylvania)

Kareem Townes (La Salle)

* Jones became a first-round pick of the L.A. Lakers after averaging 19.2 points, 6.8 boards, 2.3 steals and 1.5 blocks for the nationally ranked Owls.

Eddie Jones has become one of the best NBA players to ever come out of the Philadelphia Big Five. He emerged quite rapidly. As a junior at Temple, he played second-fiddle to teammate Aaron McKie, who was the Player of the Year in both the Atlantic 10 Conference and the Big Five. But as a senior, with McKie still as a teammate, Jones had a superb season and claimed both Player of the Year Awards after averaging nearly 20 points a game as Temple went 23-8. Jones was then a first-round pick of the Los Angeles Lakers and played so well that he was mentioned as a Rookie of the Year candidate. He has since taken his All-Star game to Charlotte and now Miami.

 

Big 5 Second Team

Paul Burke (La Salle)

Eric Eberz (Villanova)

Jason Lawson (Villanova)

Reggie Townsend (St. Joseph's)

Carlin Warley (St. Joseph's)

 

Hall of Fame Inductees

John Engels (Pennsylvania)

Harold Jensen (Villanova)

Tim Legler (La Salle)

Harvey Pollack (statistician)

Mike Vreeswyk (Temple)

 

 

NCAA Tournament:

Alabama 91, Pennsylvania 85 (ot)

in Baltimore, Md.

Cincinnati 77, Temple 71

in Salt Lake City, Utah

Old Dominion 89, Villanova 81 (3ot)

in Albany, N.Y.

 

National Invitation Tournament:

Coppin St. 75, St. Joseph's 68 (ot)in Philadelphia, PA

 


 

Women's Standings:

Team

Big 5

All

Coach

St. Joseph's

4-0

20-9

Stephanie Gaitley

Villanova

3-1

19-9

Harry Perretta

La Salle

2-2

20-10

John Miller

Pennsylvania

1-3

11-15

Julie Soriero

Temple

0-4

2-25

Charlene Curtis

   

72-68, 51.4%

 

 

Women's game results:

Date / Location

Winner

Loser

 

Dec 1

La Salle  75

Penn  64

 

Hawk Hill

Quakers suffer from 28 turnovers

Dec 1

St. Joe's  48

Villanova  47

 

Hawk Hill

The Hawks led by as many as 14 in first half

Dec 7

La Salle  90

Temple  54

 

Palestra

Donahue 11 of 13 from field as La Salle romps

Dec 7

St. Joe's  78

Penn  46

 

Palestra

Hawks move to 20-0 series lead over Quakers

Dec 10

St. Joe's  60

La Salle  52

 

Hawk Hill

Donahue grabs season-high 15 rebounds

Dec 13

Villanova  61

Temple  47

 

McGonigle

Wildcats beat Owls for 6th straight time

Dec 22

Villanova  56

La Salle  52

 

Pavilion

Denise Dillon's 17 point pace the 'Cats

Jan 13

Villanova  64

Penn  33

 

Pavilion

Rosenthal blocks 7 Penn shots & only 9 go in

Jan 17

Penn  65

Temple  29

 

Palestra

Temple's top scorer (Harold) held to 8 points

Feb 2

St. Joe's  49

Temple  41

 

Hawk Hill

SJU's 24th win in last 25 Big 5 games

 

 

Women's Honors:

Big 5 First Team

Megan Compain (St. Joseph's)

Denise Dillon (Villanova)

* Chrissie Donahue (La Salle)

Natasha Rezek (Pennsylvania)

Michele Thornton (Villanova)

* Donahue had a remarkable sophomore campaign with averages of 18.8 points, 8.3 boards, 2.8 assists & 2.5 steals.

 

Big 5 Second Team

Amy Facer (St. Joseph's)

Susan Glenning (Villanova)

Claudrena Harold (Temple)

Lori Sparling (La Salle)

Kristen Sullivan (St. Joseph's)

 

Hall of Fame Inductees

Lisa Angelotti (Villanova)

Pam Balogh (Temple)

Debbie Black (St. Joseph's)

Kim Foley (St. Joseph's)

Cathy Rush (broadcaster)

 

 

 

NCAA Tournament:

Virginia Tech 62, St. Joseph's 52in Storrs, CT

 

 

National Invitation Tournament:

No participants.