ODU GAME NOTES Old Dominion Monarchs (4-1) vs. West Virginia (Nov. 26)- 6 p.m. Saint Louis or Wisconsin (Nov. 27) either at 7 p.m. or 9:30 p.m.
THE CANCUN CHALLENGE Old Dominion, St. Louis, West Virginia ant Wisconsin will be playing each other in the Riviera Division while Bowling Green State, Oral Roberts, Presbyterian and a school to be determined, will compete in the Mayan Division. Catch all the game action for both divisions with a TCS fan package and CBS Sports Network in our area on channel 216 and 1216 for Cox Subscribers. Thad Anderson will be the play-by-play announcer and Steve Wolf will be the analyst. DirectTV 221; DishNetwork 158.
ODU ON RADIO: The Monarchs radio broadcasts are on ESPN 94.1 in Hampton Roads; WZEZ 100.5 in Richmond and WBRG 104.5 FM & 1050 AM in Lynchburg, Va. Play-by-Play announcer is Ted Alexander. ODU basketball Hall of Famer Dave Twardzik will do the color commentary for all road games.
MONARCH PROBABLE STARTERS G 1 Aaron Bacote, 6-4, So., Hampton, VA. 21.6 ppg/ 3.4 rpg G 3 Keenan Palmore, 6-1, So., Stone Mountain, GA. 10.2 ppg/ 3.6 rpg G 4 Dimitri Batten, 6-3, R-Jr., Newport News, Va., 12.2 ppg/5.0 rpg F 21 Denzell Taylor, 6-7, Fr., Brampton, Ontario 4.0 ppg/ 7.4 rpg F 23 Richard Ross, 6-6, R-Jr. Wichita Falls, TX. 11.4 ppg/ 8.0 rpg
OFF THE BENCH G 0 Jordan Baker 6-2 Fr. Hampton, VA. 8.2 ppg/3.6 rpg G 10 Martin Shaw 5-11 So. Hampton, VA. 0.0 ppg/ 0.0 rpg F 11 Joe Ebondo 6-7 Jr. Euless, TX. 2.0 ppg/5.4 rpg G 22 Ambrose Mosley 6-2, R-Fr. Jacksonville, Fl. 3.2 ppg/2.2 rpg F 40 Anton Larsen 7-0 R-Sr. Copenhagen, Denmark 1.0 ppg/ 1.3 rpg
SERIES VS. WEST VIRGINIA ODU leads the series, 3-1. The two last met in 1991-92. 1985-86 W 72-64 (NCAA) 1989-90 W 73-69 1990-91 L at 69-87 1991-92 W 83-82
SERIES VS. SAINT LOUIS First meeting between the two schools
SERIES VS. WISCONSIN Wisconsin leads, 1-0. The two et in the 2005-06 Paradise Jam Finals in St. Thomas, VI. with the Badgers defeating ODU, 84-81.
LAST GAME:The Monarchs won their fourth straight with an 86-69 win over Georgia Southern. Aaron Bacote led with 26 points and six assists.Jordan Baker added a career high 17 points.ODU shot .519 from the field (.593 in the first half, including eight three-pointers in that half. The Monarchs also outrebounded the Eagles, 38-32.