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Roll Call of City's 40-Point Games

A chronological look at the city's 40-point college games.

Roll Call of City's 40-Point Games

On Jan. 14, Villanova's Maalik Wayns scored 39 points against Cincinnati, failing one point short of joining the roll call of Philly's college players to reach 40 in a single game. That list, chronologically (top five performances in bold): 

Date Player School Pts. Opponent Result
Feb. 3, 1943 George Senesky SJU 44 Rutgers W   79-  33
Feb. 5, 1947 Joe Lord Villanova 45 Kings Point W   77-  55
Feb. 12, 1949 Paul Arizin Villanova 85 NAMC W 117- 25
Feb. 8, 1950 Paul Arizin Villanova 41 Seton Hall W   77-  68
Jan. 6, 1951 Bill Mlkvy Temple 43 North Carolina W   70-  67
March 3, 1951 Bill Mlkvy Temple 73 Wilkes W   99- 69
Feb. 6, 1952 Ernie Beck Penn 45 Harvard W   82-  48
Dec. 30, 1952 Ernie Beck Penn 47 Duke W   97-  80
Feb. 4, 1953 Ed Garrity SJU 40 Rhode Island W 110-  92
Feb. 4, 1953 Larry Hennessy Villanova 44 Canisius W   93-  80
Feb. 14, 1953 Larry Hennessy Villanova 45 Boston College W 105-  73
March 4, 1953 Larry Hennessy Villanova 40 Rider W   96-  75
Jan. 2, 1954 Bob Schafer Villanova 43 North Carolina St. L    65-  69
Jan. 6, 1954 Tom Gola La Salle 41 Loyola (Md.) W   97-  62
Jan. 8, 1954 Bob Schafer Villanova 46 Baldwin-Wallace W   95-  78
March 16, 1956 Hal Lear Temple 40 Connecticut W   65-  59
March 23, 1956 Hal Lear Temple 48 S. Methodist W   90- 81
Jan. 21, 1961 Jack Egan SJU 47 Gettysburg W   85-  76
Dec. 1, 1961 Bob McAteer La Salle 42 Millersville W 102-  62
March 3, 1964 Rich Moore Villanova 40 Seton Hall W 109-  73
Dec. 1, 1965 Hubie Marshall La Salle 42 Albright W   97- 73
Dec. 11, 1965 Bill Melchionni Villanova 40 Oregon St. L    59-  65 (ot)
Feb. 16, 1966 Bill Melchionni Villanova 44 St. Bonaventure W   93-  81
Feb. 2, 1966 Hubie Marshall La Salle 40 American W 103-  93
March 2, 1966 Hubie Marshall La Salle 42 Louisville W   96-  92
Jan. 28, 1969 Ken Durrett La Salle 40 St. Francis (Pa.) W 107-  95
March 2, 1970 Howard Porter Villanova 40 Seton Hall W 129-  96
Dec. 9, 1970 Ken Durrett La Salle 40 Miami (Fla.) W   97-  77
Jan. 16, 1971 Ken Durrett La Salle 45 Western Kentucky W   91-  76
Jan. 20, 1971 Ken Durrett La Salle 40 Niagara W   96-  79
Jan. 23, 1971 Ken Durrett La Salle 40 Lafayette W   93-  82
Feb. 9, 1972 Pat McFarland SJU 41 Fairfield W   97-  78
Feb. 16, 1974 Greg Newman Drexel 40 Franklin & Marshall W   78-  63
Dec. 15, 1979 Michael Brooks La Salle 51 Brigham Young L 106-108 (3 ot)
Feb. 26, 1983 Steve Black La Salle 40 Temple L   79-  84 (ot)
Dec. 30, 1983 Tony Costner SJU 47 Alaska-Anchorage W 106-  54
Jan. 6, 1988 John Rankin Drexel 44 Rider W 104-  92
Jan. 23, 1988 Michael Anderson Drexel 43 Lehigh W   91-  85
Feb. 27, 1988 Michael Anderson Drexel 42 Rider L    90-  97
Dec. 8, 1989 Hassan Duncombe Penn 44 Navy W   90-  81 (ot)
Feb. 10, 1990 Lionel Simmons La Salle 40 Manhattan W   99-  78
Dec. 31, 1990 Randy Woods La Salle 46 Loyola Marymount W 133-118
Dec. 31, 1990 Doug Overton La Salle 45 Loyola Marymount W 133-118
Jan. 31, 1991 Doug Overton La Salle 40 Fairfield W   84-  66
Nov. 29, 1991 Randy Woods La Salle 42 California W   99-  76
Feb. 9, 1992 Randy Woods La Salle 40 Loyola (Md.) W   99-  85
March 7, 1992 Randy Woods La Salle 42 Fairfield W   88-  66
Feb. 4, 1995 Kareem Townes La Salle 52 Loyola (Ill.) W   92- 71
Feb. 28, 1995 Kerry Kittles Villanova 44 Boston College W   92-  68
Feb. 27, 1997 Donnie Carr La Salle 41 Fordham W   94-  73
Dec. 3, 2001 Lynn Greer Temple 47 Wisconsin W   70-  67 (2 ot)
Jan. 30, 2002 Lynn Greer Temple 43 Fordham W   91-  74
Feb. 23, 2002 Rasual Butler La Salle 44 Rhode Island W   77-  64
March 3, 2004 David Hawkins Temple 41 Massachusetts W   98-  92 (2 ot)
Dec. 18, 2005 Steven Smith La Salle 41 Central Connecticut W 107-106
Feb. 28, 2007 Scottie Reynolds Villanova 40 Connecticut W   78-  74
Jan. 6, 2009 Scottie Reynolds Villanova 40 Seton Hall W   89-  85
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