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Monarchs At Charlotte Sunday On Cox Channel 114

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Release: March 01, 2014
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Old Dominion Monarchs (14-15/8-6) vs. Charlotte 49ers (14-13/5-9)
March 2, 2014 Halton Arena, Charlotte, NC. 4 p.m. 

Monarchs final road game of the year will be aired locally by Cox Communications. Tip-off is set for 4 p.m. (EST) with the game airing locally The game will air in Hampton Roads on Cox 114, and in West Point, Gloucester, New Kent and King and Queen counties on Cox 110.

TV ANNOUNCERS: Ryan Rose, Dave Odom and Sean Bell

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. Billy Mann will serve as color analyst for all home games. Dave Twardzik will be a contributor to Monarch Courtside pre-game show at home games and color commentary for all road games. Rick Kiefner will host the Monarch Courtside program at home games. 

MONARCH PROBABLE STARTERS  
G  1  Aaron Bacote, 6-4, So., Hampton, A. 16.4 ppg/ 3.0 rpg
G  3  Keenan Palmore, 6-1, So., Stone Mountain, GA. 10.4 ppg/ 3.8 rpg
F  21 Denzell Taylor, 6-7, Fr.,  Brampton, Ontario 4.6 ppg/ 6.2 rpg
F  23 Richard Ross, 6-6, R-Jr.  Wichita Falls, TX.  9.6 ppg/ 7.4  rpg
G  4  Dimitri Batten, 6-3, R-Jr., Newport News, Va., 10.8  ppg/4.3 rpg

OFF THE BENCH
G    0   Jordan Baker, 6-2,  Fr.       Hampton, VA. 4.3 ppg/ 2.1 rpg.
G  10  Martin Shaw    5-11 So.     Hampton, VA.  0.2 ppg/ 0.0 rpg
F  11  Joe Ebondo      6-7    Jr.       Euless, TX.        1.5 ppg/ 3.6 rpg
G 22   Ambrose Mosley 6-2, R-Fr. Jacksonville, Fl. 6.0 ppg/2.8 rpg
F  40   Anton Larsen     7-0  R-Sr.   Copenhagen, Denmark  1.0 ppg/ 1.1 rpg
G 25   Sean-Michael King  6-1, Jr.  Alexandria, VA.   0.0 ppg/ 0.0 rpg

CHARLOTTE PROBABLES
F  21  Willie Clayton   6-9 So  10.8 ppg/ 8.8 rpg
C  12  Mike Thorne, Jr. 6-11, So.  9.0 ppg/ 6.5 rpg
G  10  Denzel Ingram  6-0, So, 7.5 ppg/ 2.2 rpg
G  14  Terrence Williams, 6-4, Jr  10.7 ppg/ 5.0 rpg
G  15  Pierra' Henry  6-4, JR.  12.3 ppg/ 5.1 rpg

HEAD COACHES:
Charlotte: Alan Major (58-62 at Charlotte)4th year
ODU: Jeff Jones:14-15 (1st year) ;372-301 (22nd year overall)

 SERIES VS. CHARLOTTE: Former Sun Belt Rivals from 1982-91. ODU leads 15-12.  ODU won the last meeting in 2009-10, 81-48 in the Constant Center. The Monarchs last win at Charlotte was in 2008-09, 69-68 on a three-point basket at the buzzer by Jonathan Adams.

 LAST GAME: Aaron Bacote  scored 22 and Richard Ross tied his career high of 19 and grabbed 10 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the year in the Monarchs 70-63 win over Marshall Thursday night. Freshman forward Denzell Taylor hauled down a game high 11 rebounds.  ODU shot .490 from the floor while Marshall shot .375.  ODU also outrebounded the Thundering Herd, 39-35.

THIS DAY IN ODU HISTORY: March 2, 1977, Ronnie Valentine scored 36 and Wilson Washington added 18 points and 14 rebounds as the Monarchs defeated Georgetown in the ECAC South Championship, 80-58 in McDonough Gym in Washington, DC. It was ODU’s first year in Division I.

 COMPARING THE TEAMS

                       ODU        Charlotte
SCORING      63.5           71.2
OPP AVG      65.0            71.6
FGPCT          .421           .441
3PT FGPCT: .317           .356
FT PCT          .612         .656
REBS             36.1            38.2                                  
ASSTS            10.4          13.4
TO:                 13.5          14.8
STLS:              6.2             6.3
BLKS               4.2             2.6

  KENT BAZEMORE (’10) NBA UPDATES
GP/GS   MINS    FG       3PT        FT         RBS   AST  STL     TP
48/3       8.8       59-148  16-56   36-62     44     32      20      170

MOST IMPROVED NCAA TEAMS FROM LAST YEAR

Milwaukee                    17-13      8-24    10.0
Missouri State              19-10    11-22   10.0
ODU                              14-15      5-25        9.5
Northern Illinois          13-14    5-25       9.5
UCSB                             18-8      11-20     9.5        
George Washington   20-7     13-17    8.5
Alabama State            15-10     10-22   8.5

 MONARCHS TOP 5 C-USA TEAM STAT RANKINGS
Scoring Defense:   4th   at  65.0
Rebounding Defense: 5th   34.0
Field Goal PCT Def: 7th at .416

MONARCHS  C-USA INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS
Scoring: Bacote         5th at 16.4
Rebounding: Ross    11th at 7.4
Assists: Bacote        13th at 3.2
Field Goal PCT:   15th Ross at .525
Free Throw PCT: Bacote 8th at .785
Blocked Shots: Ross, 2nd at 2.5

 

 

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