Rick Voight

Preview: Marshall at ODU Sat. at the Ted; League's Top Offense and Defense Set to Clash

January 12, 2018
By ODU Athletics

Stream: ESPN3
Radio: Ted Alexander (PxP) and ODU Hall of Famer/NBA Champion Dave Twardzik's (color) live pregame show will begin at 6:30 p.m. EST. All ODU men’s basketball games air on: ESPN 94.1 (in Hampton Roads, Va.); WNTW 820 AM and 97.7 FM The Answer (in Richmond and Central Va.); WLVA 94.1 FM and Fox Sports 580 AM (in Lynchburg, Va.).  

NORFOLK, Va. – The Old Dominion men’s basketball team (12-4, 3-1 C-USA) will host Marshall (12-5, 3-1) on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 7:00 p.m. at the Ted Constant Convocation Center. The game will air on ESPN3. ODU has won seven of its last eight contests.

Saturday’s game will feature Conference USA’s No. 1 scoring offense in Marshall (88.3 ppg) and No. 1 scoring defense in Old Dominion (allowing just 62.5 ppg).

All-Time Series: Old Dominion vs. Marshall
-Thursday night marks the 18th all-time meeting between Old Dominion and Marshall.

-ODU leads the all-time series, 9-8.

-Marshall knocked ODU out of the Conference USA Tournament a season ago (64-63).

-The Thundering Herd has won four of the last five contests against Old Dominion.

Quick Hitters
-On Thursday against WKU, ODU had its seven-game win streak snapped.

-Old Dominion is 10-0 when allowing 67 points or less.

-The Monarchs are 10-2 when leading at the half.

-ODU is 9-2 when outrebounding its opponent.

-Old Dominion is allowing just 62.5 points per game, which ranks 13th nationally and first in the conference.

-The Monarchs rank 18th in the country and first in the C-USA for its field-goal percentage defense (39.2).

-The Monarchs turn the ball over just 10.6 times per contest, which ranks 10th nationally and 2nd in Conference USA.

-ODU’s 1.4 assist/turnover ratio ranks 19th in the country (2nd in the C-USA).

-Old Dominion is ranked 39th in the nation and second in the conference for fewest fouls (261).

-Old Dominion’s 4.0 turnover margin ranks 28th nationally and third in the confer­ence.

-Ahmad Caver ranks 7th in the country and first in Conference USA for most minutes played per game (37.8).

-The Monarchs 5-0 when scoring 80 or more points.

POINTS: B.J. Stith 15.1 (15th in C-USA)
REBOUNDS: Brandan Stith 6.8 rpg (8th in C-USA)
ASSISTS: Ahmad Caver 6.2 apg (16th in the country, 2nd in C-USA)
STEALS: Ahmad Caver 2.1 spg (52nd in country, 3rd in C-USA)
BLOCKS: Trey Porter 1.9 bpg (45th in the country, 4th in C-USA)

Meet Marshall
Marshall enters the contest with a 12-5 overall record and a 3-1 mark in Conference USA play. The thundering Herd have conference wins over Southern Miss (91-71), LA Tech (85-66) and Charlotte (91-83), while their only C-USA loss came to WKU (112-87).

Five Thundering Herd players are averaging double-figures so far this season:
-Jon Elmore (22.9 PPG)
-C.J. Burks (20.8 ppg)
-Ajdin Penava (16.7 ppg)
-Rondale Watson (12.7 ppg)
-Jarrod West (10.5 ppg)

Both teams' season stats are attached.

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