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ODU's 8-Game Win Streak Snapped in 70-67 Loss to Marshall

January 03, 2019
By ODU Athletics

NORFOLK, Va. - The Old Dominion men's basketball team (10-4, 0-1 C-USA) had its eight-game win-streak snapped on a three-pointer with 1.9 seconds remaining in regulation to the defending C-USA champs Marshall (8-6, 1-0 C-USA), as the Herd claimed a 70-67 victory at the Ted Constant Convocation Center on Thursday night. The game experienced a total of 17 lead changes and 12 ties. 

Old Dominion erased a six-point deficit early in the second half to tie the contest at 53-53 with 10 minutes remaining in regulation. Five straight points from Ahmad Caver tied the contest at 63-63 at the 5:25 mark of the second half. The two team traded buckets tying the game with 23 seconds to play. It was then that Jarrod West connected on the game-winning three-pointer with 1.9 second left, ultimately sealing the deal on the Marshall's win in Norfolk.

“This was a disappointing result tonight,” said ODU head coach Jeff Jones. “We didn't play bad, we didn't play great, but we did not play well enough to beat a Marshall team that played as well as I have seen this season.”

B.J. Stith led all scorers with 27 points (3-6 3PT, 6-6 FG) to go along with four rebounds. Caver followed with 12 points, nine assists and five rebounds. Old Dominion out-rebounded Marshall 35-25 for the contest. The game was tied for 8:20.

In a first half that the Monarchs led by as many as seven, it was Marshall who claimed at four-point lead, 36-32, at halftime. Stith led all scorers in the opening 20 minutes with 11.

Old Dominion will return to the hardwood on Saturday, Jan. 5 at 7:00 p.m., when the Monarchs host Western Kentucky. Saturday night's game will stream exclusively on Stadium's Facebook page. The Hilltoppers were picked first in the Conference USA Preseason Poll. 

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“Western Kentucky is a very different style team than Marshall,” Jones concluded. “We need to turn the page and turn our focus to WKU.”

ALL-TIME SERIES vs. WESTERN KENTUCKY:
-Saturday will mark the 38th all-time meeting between these two schools.
-WKU leads the all-time series, 19-18.
-WKU defeated ODU three times last season (ODU had won six straight over WKU prior to last season).
-ODU is 11-3 all-time against WKU when playing at home.  
-These two schools first met during the 1970-71 season.

 

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