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2001 CAA Men's Basketball Tournament Notes

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: March 02, 2001
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#5 Old Dominion Monarchs vs. #4 William & Mary
March 3, 2001 1:00 p.m. Richmond Coliseum

The Monarchs:
Overall:12-17
Home:9-4
Away: 2-11
CAA:7-9
Neutral: 1-2

MONARCH PROBABLES:
F 04 Andre McCullum, 6-6, 210 Sr, Whiteville, NC.     12.6 ppg/ 5.0 rpg
F 21 Ricardo Marsh, 6-7,215, So, Mebane, NC.          9.2 ppg/ 4.2 rpg
C 34 Clifton Jones, 6-7, 225, Sr, Pleasantville, NJ.  7.4 ppg/ 9.5 rpg
G 22 Rasheed Wright, 6-5, 190, So. Greensboro, NC.    10.1 ppg/ 4.0 rpg
G 12 Pierre Greene, 6-2,180, Jr, Chicago, Ill.        12.0 ppg /3.6 apg

RESERVES G 23 Michael Williams, 6-0,185, Sr, Thomasville, Ga. 5.0 ppg/ 2.0 rpg G 15 Heath Burris, 6-4,195,Sr., Va.Beach, Va. 3.8 ppg/0.6 rpg G 13 Troy Nance, 5-9, 170, Fr, Va.Beach, Va. 3.4 ppg/ 3.7 apg C 30 Charles Dunnington, 6-10, 215, Fr, Washington,DC 1.6 ppg/ 2.0 rpg C 41 Joe Principe, 6-9, 220, Fr, Gladstone, MO. 1.7 ppg/ 1.6 rpg G 10 John Waller, 6-4, 180, Fr, Richmond, Va. 2.8 ppg/ 1.1 rpg G 20 Darren Dickerson, 5-10, 175, Fr, Wilmington,NC 1.1 ppg/ 0.3 rpg C 40 Clay McGowen, 6-11,205,Fr, Westerville,OH. 1.0 ppg/ 1.2 rpg F 1 Andreas Themistocleous, 6-5,210, Fr,Nicosia,Cyprus 0.7 ppg/ 0.5 rpg

JEFF CAPEL-HEAD COACH: (Fayetteville State '77)..Is in his seventh year at the helm of the Monarchs. He is 200-161 in his 12th overall season and 121-96 at Old Dominion. Capel was the 1995 CAA and NABC District IV Coach of the Year. In 1997 he was named Coach of the Year in the State of Virginia (VASID). He won his 100th collegiate victory in the Monarchs 89-81 triple overtime victory over ninth ranked Villanova in the 1995 NCAA first round. Capel was 16-14 in 1994 at NC A&T, losing in the NCAA first round to Arkansas. He compiled a 63-51 mark at his Alma mater, Fayetteville State, taking the Broncos to the NCAA Div. II regionals in 1993. Capel was inducted into the Fayetteville State University Hall of Fame in 1999. His Monarch teams have reached the CAA finals three times, winning in 1995 and 1997. Capel's 200th win was against GMU on Feb.21.

SERIES VS. William & Mary: ODU leads, 44-12. The two teams split games this year. The Monarchs won on Jan. 10 in Scope, 74-54. Andre McCullum led with a career high tying 29 points and Pierre Greene added 18. ODU shot .511 from the floor and forced the Tribe to 26 turnovers (16 in the first half). W&M shot .733 in the first half (11-15) from the field.

In the second game on Feb. 17 at W&M Hall the Tribe won 72-62. Four players scored in double figures for the Tribe. ODU was led by Ricardo Marsh with 17 points and Troy Nance added 12. ODU shot .370 from the floor, while the Tribe shot .605.

CAPEL VS. W&M: 10-5

THIS DAY IN OLD DOMINION BASKETBALL HISTORY:
March 3, 1997- Odell Hodge scored 16 points, Mike Byers 14 and Brion Dunlap 12 to lead the Monarchs to a 62-58 overtime win over James Madison in the CAA title game. The Monarchs advanced to the NCAA Tournament to play New Mexico in Pittsburgh.

March 4, 1995- Old Dominion defeated George Mason, 110-94 as Mario Mullen scored 31 points and David Harvey hauled in ten rebounds.....In 1989 Chris Gatling scored 36 points(23 in the second half and 6 in overtime), but the Monarchs lost to UAB, in the Sun Belt Semi-Finals, 89-87. March 5, 1977 - After beating Georgetown, 80-58 for the ECAC South title, the Monarchs hosted Syracuse for the ECAC North-South crown in Scope. The Orangemen defeated the Monarchs, 67-64 despite 20 points from Ronnie Valentine and 15 points and 15 rebounds from Wilson Washington.

MONARCH HIGHLIGHTS THIS YEAR:

  • ab Andre McCullum became the 38th Monarch to go over the 1,000 career point mark when he did it against East Carolina on Jan. 30.

  • ab Rasheed Wright hit 31 straight free throws from Feb. 7 to Feb. 26. The school record is 33 set in 1992 by Donald Anderson.

    MONARCH HONORS THIS YEAR:

  • abRasheed Wright - All-Tournament selection in the Puerto Rico Shootout.

  • abCAA Player of the Week : Jan. 8 - Pierre Greene

  • abPre-Season All-CAA - Andre McCullum

    JONES ON THE BOARDS
    CAA All-Time Top Five Single Game Rebounders
    26 by David Culley (WM) vs. VMI 1996
    25 by David Robinson (Navy ) vs. Fairfield 1986
    24 by Todd Cauthorn (W&M) vs The Citadel 1992
    23 by Clifton Jones (ODU) vs. UNCW, 2001
    23 by Vernon Butler 9Navy) vs. Delaware, 1985

    ODU All-Time Top Five Single Game Rebounders
    33 by Ron Drews vs. Richmond Professional Inst. Dec. 1966
    29 by Randy Leddy vs. Towson State, Dec. 1965
    26 by Randy Leddy vs. Loyola, Dec. 1965
    24 by Wilson Washington vs. Roanoke, Feb. 1976
    23 by Mark West vs. Texas Wesleyan, Dec. 1980
    23 by Clifton Jones vs. UNCW, Feb. 2001
    23 by Randy Leddy vs. Washington & Lee, Dec. 1965.

    MONARCH RECRUITS -EARLY PERIOD

  • abJames Smith, 6-7, 190 Cape Henry Collegiate (Va. Beach, Va) Two-Time All-Tidewater Selection. (18.3 ppg/ 9.2 rpg)

  • ab.Alan Trese, 6-8, 200,Rutherford Hayes High School, Delaware, Ohio 12.5 ppg/8.3 rpg solid three-point shooter.

  • abT.J. Waldon, 6-5, 200 Kathleen High School, Lakeland, Fla. 17.8 ppg/ 10.4 rpg All-State selection in Florida. His brother plays for South Florida.

    SCHOOL OF CHAMPIONS: Old Dominion's field hockey squad captured their ninth NCAA title with a 3-1 victory over North Carolina. Led by four-time CAA Player of the Year Marina DiGiacomo who scored an NCAA record 167 career goals and 414 career points. DiGiacomo also was named the Honda Award winner for that sport, the school's fifth field hockey player to do so. The University's athletic teams have won 28 National Titles (24 team titles, sailing 11, field hockey 9, women's basketball 3, men's basketball 1), Three wrestling individual NCAA Div. II titles, and one Women's Individual Tennis title.

    SPEAKING OF TENNIS: Women's freshman sensation Nataly Cahana is currently ranked number four nationally. She and her doubles partner Anna Radeljevik are ranked 20th nationally.

    WHERE ARE THEY NOW ? (Monarch Alumni)

  • Cal Bowdler ('99) Atlanta Hawks -1.5 ppg/ 0.7 rpg..Career High Pts:8 vs. Toronto on Feb. 9...Career High Rebounds:5 vs. Golden State 12-10 & Chicago 1-25...Scored two points in his NBA debut at Washington.

  • Chris Gatling ('91) .Cleveland Cavs (12.3 ppg/ 5.6 rpg) Has now played for nine different NBA teams. The NBA record is ten....Career High 38 points vs. Sacramento on Jan. 10...Career High Rebounds:20 vs. Utah 11-16-96...Played in the 1997 NBA All-Star game.

  • Odell Hodge (in Belgium) , Petey Sessom began season in Poland, injured h is achilles and has returned to Hampton Roads for rehab....Mark Poag is in Spain and Reggie Bassette is in Greece. Skipper Youngblood is in the Czech Republic.

  • Dave Twardzik ('72) is the assistant coach in Detroit.

  • Mark West ('83) retired after 17 years, now running his Investment Company in Phoenix.

    MONARCH SEEDS IN THE CAA TOURNAMENT
    2000 Five
    1999 Two
    1998 Four
    1997 One
    1996 Two
    1995 One
    1994 One
    1993 Two
    1992 Four

    SERIES VS. CAA TEAMS 21-12 vs American 24-6 vs George Mason 36-20 vs. JMU 15-11 vs. UNCW 26-19 vs. Richmond 32-27 vs. VCU 31-13 vs. ECU 44-12 vs. W&M

    CAPEL VS CAA TEAMS 12-3 vs. American 8-7 vs. ECU 11-5 vs. GMU 11-7 vs. JMU 6-7 vs. UNCW 10-5 vs. Richmond 7-6 vs. VCU 10-5 vs. W&M

    PAST ODU CAA TOURNAMENT RESULTS 1999-00 L Richmond, 67-55

    1998-99 W East Carolina, 65-62 (2 overtimes) W VCU, 66-49 L George Mason, 63-58

    1997-98 W James Madison, 60-56 L UNCW, 54-51

    1996-97 W Richmond, 69-56 W William & Mary, 70-62 W James Madison, 62-58 (Overtime)

    1995-96 W James Madison, 75-72 L UNCW 59-39

    1994-95 W George Mason, 110-94 W American, 77-67 W James Madison, 80-75

    1993-94 W William & Mary, 83-58 W Richmond, 76-72 L James Madison, 77-76

    1992-93 L East Carolina, 73-67

    1991-92 W UNCW 77-67 W Richmond, 62-58 W James Madison, 78-73

    RECORD WHEN ODU DOES THIS.... Leading at halftime:8-5 Trailing at halftime:4-11 Tied at halftime:0-1

    Points: 81-90 (4-1) 71-80 (4-4) 61-70 (4-4) 45-60 (0-8)

    MON. (0-2) TUES (2-0) WED (5-4) THU (0-2) FRI (0-1) SAT (5-7) SUN (0-1)

    Rebounds: Outrebound Opponents: 7-6 Outrebounded by Opp: 5-10 Even: 0-1

    IN OVERTIME: 0-2 68-63 L at East Carolina 77-73 L Richmond (Scope) (ODU was 0-4 in extra periods last year.

    ODU BY THE MONTHS Nov. (1-6) Dec. (3-3) Jan. (6-3) Feb. (2-5)

    MONARCH CAA STATISTICAL RANKINGS Individual Rebounds Clifton Jones 1st 9.5 Scoring Andre McCullum 10th 12.5 Off.Rebs Clifton Jones 1st 2.9 Def. Rebs Clifton Jones 1st 6.5 Blocks Clifton Jones 2nd 1.7 Assists Troy Nance 5th 3.6 Pierre Greene 5th 3.6 Asst/TO Ratio Troy Nance 2nd 2.1 FT % Pierre Greene 6th .759 Andre McCullum 7th .746 3PT FG% Heath Burris 8th .400 Steals Pierre Greene 8th 1.3

    Team Scoring Offense 5th 68.5 Scoring Defense 7th 69.1 Free Throw Pct. 3rd 64.9 Field Goal Pct. 5th .426 Field Goal PCT Def. 9th .449 3PT FG Made 4th 6.0 3PT FG PCT. 5th .334 Rebounding 5th 36.2 Blocked Shots 5th 3.8 Assists 3rd 15.0 Steals 2nd 7.1 Off.Rebounds 2nd 12.4 Def. Rebounds 7th 23.9

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