Liberty Ball Saint Joseph's 22 straight wins this season have
focused the college basketball world's attention on
Philadelphia's legendary Big Five schools. The Hawks not only
have a chance to go undefeated, they can also set the Big Five
record for most wins in a season. Which school holds that record?
a. La Salle c. Temple
b. Penn d. Villanova
Six and the City Four of the Big Five schools are based in
Philadelphia; the fifth, Villanova, is just northwest of it.
There is also a Division I basketball school in Philly that is
not part of the Big Five. Which school is that? And, as a bonus
question, what's the only city that has more than five D-I
This Week's Matchup The Big Five has spawned many Hall of Famers.
Match the man enshrined in Springfield with his alma mater:
February 23, 2004
1. Paul Arizin a. La Salle
2. Tom Gola b. Penn
3. Ned Irish c. Saint Joseph's
4. Jack Ramsay d. Villanova
Call to Order Rank these Big Five stars by points scored during
their college careers:
a. Michael Brooks, La Salle
b. Kerry Kittles, Villanova
c. Mark Macon, Temple
d. Lionel Simmons, La Salle
LIBERTY BALL: c. Temple has won 32 games in a season twice, in
1986-87 and in '87-88.
SIX AND THE CITY: Drexel. Bonus: New York City has seven Division
I men's programs (Columbia, Fordham, Long Island U, Manhattan,
St. Francis, St. John's and Wagner).
THIS WEEK'S MATCHUP: 1. d; 2. a; 3. b; 4. c
CALL TO ORDER: Simmons (3,217 points from 1986-87 to '89-90);
Brooks (2,628 from '76-77 to '79-80); Macon (2,609 from '87-88 to
'90-91); Kittles (2,243 from '92-93 to '95-96).