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Penn Plays Philadelphia Big 5 Basketball:
1998-1999 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

Villanova

2-0

21-11

Steve Lappas

Pennsylvania

1-1

21-6

Fran Dunphy

Temple

1-1

24-11

John Chaney

La Salle

1-1

13-15

Speedy Morris

St. Joseph's

0-2

12-18

Phil Martelli

   

91-61, 59.9%

 

 

Men's game results:

Date / Location

Winner

Loser

Crowd

Nov 23

Penn  73

Temple  70

8,722

Palestra

Quakers bag overtime upset as Jordan scores 22

Dec 1

Villanova  61

St. Joseph's  49

8,722

Palestra

Hawks bench outscored 21-1

Jan 3

Temple  82

La Salle  45

7,881

Apollo

Brokenboroughs 1,000th comes in blowout

Jan 23

La Salle  98

St. Joseph's  95

6,149

Spectrum

Explorers need two OTs for 1st B5 win since 1993

Feb 23

Villanova  74

Penn  63

6,500

Pavilion

Nova overcomes deficit as Allen blocks seven

 

 

Men's Honors:

Big 5 First Team

Lamont Barnes (Temple)

Donnie Carr (La Salle)

John Celestand (Villanova)

Michael Jordan (Pennsylvania)

* Pepe Sanchez (Temple)

KZell Wesson (La Salle)

* Sanchez received the Geasey MVP after leading the Owls to the NCAA Great Eight.

 

Big 5 Second Team

Malik Allen (Villanova)

Howard Brown (Villanova)

Andre Howard (St. Joseph's)

Mark Karcher (Temple)

Paul Romanczyk (Pennsylvania)

 

Hall of Fame Inductees

Jack Hurd (La Salle)

John Nash (Big Five Executive Secretary)

Tim Smith (Pennsylvania)

 

 

NCAA Tournament:

Temple 61, Kent State 54

in Boston, MA

Temple 64, Cincinnati 54

in Boston, MA

Temple 77, Purdue 54

in East Rutherford, NJ

Duke 85, Temple 64

in East Rutherford, NJ

Mississippi 72, Villanova 70

in Milwaukee, WI

Florida 75, Penn 61

in Seattle, WA

 

 

National Invitation Tournament:

No participants

 


 

Women's Standings:

Team

Big 5

All

Coach

St. Joseph's

4-0

23-8

Stephanie Gaitley

Villanova

3-1

14-14

Harry Perretta

La Salle

2-2

14-14

John Miller

Temple

1-3

8-19

Kristen Foley

Pennsylvania

0-4

12-14

Julie Soriero

   

71-69, 50.7%

 

 

Women's game results:

Date / Location

Winner

Loser

 

Nov 14

Villanova  64

Penn  54

 

Palestra

Turnovers (22-9) keep Quakers from stunner

Nov 21

Temple  81

Penn  75

 

Apollo

Quakers squander 18-point advantage

Dec 2

Villanova  63

La Salle  36

 

Pavilion

Nova jumps to 12-2 lead and never looks back

Dec 2

St. Joseph's  74

Temple  48

 

Alumni

Frosh Susan Moran leads SJU with 17 points

Dec 5

La Salle  67

Penn  60

 

Palestra

BC transfer Mandy West scores 20 for Penn

Dec 5

Villanova  92

Temple  62

 

Pavilion

Brandi Barnes leads attack with 24 points

Dec 9

St. Joseph's  55

Villanova  54

 

Alumni

Susan Moran hits 2 FTs with 0:14 left for win

Dec 12

St. Joseph's  69

Penn  50

 

Palestra

Penns Mandy West is held to season-low eight

Jan 8

St. Joseph's  52

La Salle  37

 

Gola

Lowest scoring game in Big Five history

Feb 2

La Salle  72

Temple  62

 

Gola

Explorers storm back following loss to SJU

 

 

Women's Honors:

Big 5 First Team

* Diana Caramanico (Pennsylvania)

Melissa Coursey (St. Joseph's)

Jenea Skeeters (Villanova)

Angela Zampella (St. Joseph's)

Jen Zenszer (La Salle)

* Caramanico was the Big MVP after a stellar sophomore season which saw her finish in the nations top 10 in scoring (22.7) and rebounding (12.8).

 

Big 5 Second Team

Brandi Barnes (Villanova)

Dawn Ingram (Temple)

Jana Lichnerova (St. Joseph's)

Susan Moran (St. Joseph's)

Mandy West (Pennsylvania)

 

Hall of Fame Inductees

Jenn Cole (La Salle)

Katie Curry (St. Joseph's)

La Salle's Chrissie Donahue

Chrissie Donahue, the only La Salle Explorer to lead the team in scoring three times, also led LSU in rebounding three times. In her four years, La Salle never won less than 19 games in a season and she wound up her career with 1,818 points (second all-time, only 57 points fewer than Jennifer Cole), 914 rebounds (third all-time) and 225 assists (third all-time) in 115 starts (all-time leader). Donahue was always causing such problems for the opposition, she went to the foul line often. She made 80 percent of her career attempts and her 581 free throws made are a school record. As a sophomore she was the Big 5 Most Valuable Player and she was three times honored as first-team all-Big 5.

 

 

NCAA Tournament:

St. Joseph's 83, Tulane 72

in Durham, NC

Duke 66, St. Joseph's 60

in Durham, NC

 

 

National Invitation Tournament:

No participants.