Waller's Last-Second Trey Lifts Monarchs Over Drexel, 72-69

January 29, 2003
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Jan. 29, 2003

Box Score

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - John Waller hit a 3-point field goal as time expired to give Old Dominion a 72-69 win over Drexel Wednesday night.

Rasheed Wright scored 16 of his 20 points in the first half to lead Old Dominion (9-8, 6-3 Colonial Athletic Association), which won its third straight game. Ricardo Marsh added 16 points for the Monarchs.

Robert Battle had 20 points, nine rebounds, and eight blocks to lead Drexel (11-7, 6-3), which missed all five 3-point attempts in the second half. Eric Schmieder added 13 points for Drexel.

Schmieder stole the ball under the basket and scored on a layup to tie the game at 69-69 with 18 seconds remaining.

Alex Loughton had scored on a layup with 12:17 remaining in the game to give Old Dominion a 55-50 lead, its biggest of the game.

Troy Nance scored on a layup with 28 seconds remaining in the first half to give the Monarchs a 40-39 halftime lead. There were 17 lead changes in the first half. ODU outrebounded Drexel, 33-29 as Marsh led with nine. The Monarchs also committed onlyh 11 turnovers.

The Monarchs host CAA rival Virginia Commonwealth on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Ted Constant Convocation Center.