1957-58 men's basketball team inducted into the Philadelphia University Athletics Hall of Fame
PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Textile 1957-58 men's basketball team was inducted into the Philadelphia University Athletics Hall of Fame Sunday afternoon at halftime of the men's basketball game against UMass-Lowell.
The 1957-58 team is the 70th member, and second team, of the Philadelphia University Athletics Hall of Fame. The national championship winning 1970 men's basketball team was the first team inducted into the University's Hall of Fame.
The team has the distinction of being the first team in school history to qualify for the NCAA Tournament, after posting a 17-7 overall record and winning its fourth straight Delaware Valley Conference title under the direction of Philadelphia University Hall of Fame head coach and director of athletics Walter "Bucky" Harris.
In the NCAA Tournament, the Weavers were defeated by Wagner in the opening round of the regional, 94-77. In the regional third place game, Philadelphia suffered a 77-73 loss to Buffalo.
Senior Charles "Chick" Barnes, a member of the inaugural class of the Philadelphia University Athletics Hall of Fame, earned All-American recognition as he led the Weavers with 25.4 points per game. Freshman Bob Simons averaged 18.4 points for the team.
Philadelphia Textile 1957-58 Men's Basketball Team
|4||Charles "Chick" Barnes||Sr.||John Bartram|
|34||Dick O'Donnell||Sr.||La Salle|
|24||Leo Webb||So.||St. John's|
|17||Ray Smith||So.||West Catholic|
|42||Dan Simanaitis||So.||Roman Catholic|
|32||Lance Landgraf||So.||John Bartram|
|40||Bobby Malmgren||So.||John Bartram|
|12||Bob Simons||Fr.||West Philadelpha|
|30||Bill Miller||Fr.||John Bartram|
|22||Richie Schaeffer||Fr.||Erasmus Hall|
|Head Coach: Walter "Bucky" Harris|
|Assistant Coach: Morey Kaplan|
Mascot: Walter "Buddy" Harris