Monarchs Travel to William and Mary For 2 p.m. Game

February 22, 2002
By ODU Athletics

Feb. 22, 2002

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2002, 2:00 p.m.William & Mary Hall./ ESPN 1310 Radio

ABOUT THE MONARCHS: 12-14 Overall/6-10 CAA
/9-5 Home/1-0 Neutral /2-9 Away Last Game- Defeated Hofstra, 69-53 for second straight win
* Ricardo Marsh 11pts/13 rebs. (5th double -double this season)
* Pierre Greene 11 pts/ 7 assts (on his 22nd birthday)
* ODU shot .382 from the floor/ Hofstra shot .283

HEAD COACH: Blaine Taylor (Montana '81)
* Top Assistant at Stanford the last three years
* 142-65 at Montana (1991-1998) - five 20+ win seasons.
* 384-156 in 18 years as an assistant and head coach
* 1992 Montana team was 27-4
* 1992 National Rookie Coach of the Year
* 1992 Big Sky Coach of the Year

F 21 Ricardo Marsh, 6-7, 225, Jr, Mebane, NC. 15.1 ppg/ 7.3 prg
F 22 Rasheed Wright, 6-5, 195, Jr., Greensboro, NC. 14.2 ppg/ 5.4 rpg
C 40 Clay McGowen, 6-11, 220, So, Westerville, OH. 5.3 ppg/ 5.1 rpg
G 12 Pierre Greene, 6-2, 185, Sr, Chicago, IL. 9.8 ppg/3.3 rpg
G 10 John Waller, 6-4, 175, So., Richmond, Va. 7.7 ppg/ 3.0 rpg

G 13 Troy Nance, 5-9, 175, So., Va. Beach, Va. 6.2 ppg/ 4.4 apg
G 24 Kiah Thomas, 6-4,185, Fr., Norfolk, Va. 5.5 ppg/ 2.6 rpg
G 11 Marcus Drewry, 6-2, 180,Jr., Evanston, IL. 0.2 ppg/ 0.6 apg
C 41 Joe Principe, 6-10, 225, So., Gladstone, MO. 0.8 ppg/ 1.3 rpg

THIS DAY IN MONARCH HISTORY Feb. 23, 1980, ODU defeats William and Mary in W&M Hall, 71-69 in overtime as All-American and ODU Sports Hall of Famer Ronnie McAdoo scored 17 and Grant Robinson added 16 points. Mark West hauled in 11 rebounds.

TONIGHT'S OFFICIALS Terry Nobles, Bill Humes, Emanuel Upton

Towson at Drexel, Hofstra at Delaware
George Mason at James Madison
VCU at UNC Wilmington

SUSPENDED Charles Dunnington has been suspended indefinitely for violation of team rules.

SERIES VS. WilLIAM & MARY ODU leads, 46-12. ODU won the last meeting68-52 in the fieldhouse.Rasheed Wright led with 21 points and Clay McGowen added ten rebounds.

First Meeting: ODU won, 80-65 at W&M Hall.

Last win at W&M Hall: 1999-00, 71-62. (ODU is 20-8)


		ODU		W&M
Scoring 67.3 63.3
FG% .406 .399
FT% .721 .634
3PT% .334 .323
Rebounds 37.1 38.3
FG Def. .423 .415
Scoring Def. 67.0 66.3

Delaware (3-1) Drexel (1-1) George Mason (24-7)
Hofstra (2-1) James Madison(37-21) UNCWilmington(15-15)
Towson (8-1) VCU (32-29) W&M (46-12)

WRIGHT AND MARSH Rasheed Wright is the only Monarch who has started all 26 games...Ricardo Marsh did not start against Drexel. Marsh now has 849 career points thus far. Nine different Monarchs have started atleast two games this year.

MARCUS DREWRY Junior Marcus Drewry (Evanston, IL.) Missed the first half of the season recovering from surgery to repair an unhealed stress fracture in his right foot. Drewry was born in nearby Portsmouth, VA.. His mother Karen was a Virginia High School League All-Star. She once scored 68 points in a game, and in 1988 helped Hampton University win the NCAA Div. II National Championship. She is HU's fourth all-time assist leader with 352.

Ricardo Marsh vs. Coastal Carolina (21 pts/11 rebs)
VCU (14 pts/12 rebs)
At JMU (27 pts/ 11 rebs)
Vs. JMU (17 pts/10 rebs
Vs. Hostra (11 pts/13 rebs)

Rasheed Wright vs. Delaware State (18 pts/ 10 rebs)
at Drexel (10 pts/12 rebs)

Clay McGowen vs. East Carolina (15 pts/ 10 rebs)
W&M (10 pts/10 rebs)

Pierre Greene vs. JMU 13 pts/10 rebs

Ricardo Marsh (11) Rasheed Wright (9)
John Waller (2)
McGowen ,Nance & Greene (1)

Ricardo Marsh (13)+
Clay McGowen (4)
Rasheed Wright (5)+
Dunnington +
Pierre Greene (2)+
+ co leaders


	Marsh			Wright		        McGowen
Points *27 vs. Hampton *23 UNCW *15 at ECU
Rebs *13 vs. Hofstra * 12 at Drexel *12 vs. UNCW
Assts: *7 vs. Coastal 4 vs. Sac. State *2 vs. ECU
FGM *10 vs. HU & JMU *8 vs. UNCW *5 vs. ECU
FTM *7-10 vs. CC & JMU 12-15 vs. VCU *5-7 vs. ECU
3PTM * 1 (4 times) 3-7 vs. ECU/UNCW 0-0

Waller Dunnington Drewry
Points *20 at UNLV *10 at GMU *3 vs. W&M
Rebs *10 vs. UNCW *7 vs. Va.Tech *2 at Hofstra
Assts *4 vs. UNCW 1 (3) times *2 vs. UNLV & JMU
FGM *7 vs. Towson *5 at GMU *1 vs. W&M
FTM *3-4 vs.Del & NCW *3-4 vs. Sac.State 0
3PTM *4-6 vs. UNLV 0-0 *1-1 vs. W&M

Nance Greene Thomas
Points *18 vs. Coastal 24 vs. Drexel *16 vs. Memphis
Rebs *6 vs. Va.Tech *10 rebs JMU * 6 at ECU
Assts 8 at UNLV &Del. 7 vs. VCU *3 (7) times
FGM *5 vs. Coastal/Hoft. 8 vs. Drexel *6 vs. Memphis
FTM *7-9 vs. Coastal 6-9 vs. Drexel *4-4 vs. UIC
3PTM *4-7 at. GMU 2 (5) times *4-8 vs. Memphis

Others: Steals- Pierre Greene (7) at Towson (1 shy of school record ) Blocks: 5 by Clay McGowen vs. Memphis

GREENE, THE FIRST TO GRADUATE : When Pierre Greene receives his diploma in May, he will be the first in his family to do so. The Senior guard Pierre Greene was selected to the CAA pre-season men's basketball All-CAA team by the league's head coaches and media in attendance at media day on Oct. 31 in Baltimore, MD. As a team, the Monarchs were picked to finish seventh. He has 845 career points.

WALK-ON'S: The Monarchs have two walk-ons in sophomore Andreas Themistocleous (Nicosia, Cyprus) and junior Samir Hickson (Collegeville, Pa.). Themistocoleous appeared in 15 games last year, including a career high seven points against Taylor's Stanford squad in the Puerto Rico Shootout, and has thus far played in 14 games this season. Hickson got into the Coastal Carolina game.

Last year, ODU was 6-1
UNCW has beaten ODU three times

14-0 in 1974-75 (Div. II National Champions)
11-0 in 1976-77 (First Div. I team/ NIT)
13-1 in 1975-76 (Div. II Final Four)
13-1 in 1973-74 (Div. II Regional Finals)
12-2 in 1970-71 (Div. II Championship Game)

GLOBAL SPECTRUM TO MANAGE CONSTANT CENTER Old Dominion University has selected the Philadelphia based firm Global Spectrum to manage the 8,600 seat Constant Convocation Center, which is slated to open in late fall of 2002. The highly regarded company provides management for public assembly facilities across the country, most notably the First Union Center, which is home to the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers, as well as facilities at Temple, South Carolina and Rhode Island.

* General Contractor, S.B. Ballard is ahead of schedule
* Construction is over 55% complete.
* The arena roof long span trusses that will support a four-sided scoreboard With jumbo-tron video screens on each side have been installed.
* Installation of the sound attenuating arena steal roof decking has begun. This System will help improve the quality and clarity of the sound system.
* The building is expected to be completely weather tight by March.

CAA PLAYER OF THE WEEK Troy Nance was named CAA Player of the Week on Dec. 17. He scored a career high 18 points (14 in the second half) with 7 assists and four steals in the Monarchs 81-67 victory over Coastal Carolina.

DEFENSE 20 Monarch opponents have shot under 50 percent from the floor. Virginia Tech was held to .298 shooting, , W&M to .288, & Hofstra .283 the lowest since ODU held American to .259 shooting in 1996. The Hokies scored 19 points in the first half, the lowest since VMI was held to11 in 1982. ECU shot .333

Hampton, Delaware and Towson & Drexel have shot over 50 percent. The Pirates hit .582 for the game. The Blue Hens hit .522., the Towson Tigers hit .523, and Drexel hit .532. Three of the last four opponents have shot over 50 percent.

When ODU Does the Following:

4-2 1-1 0-4 0-1 0-1 7-4 0-1
Leading at Halftime: 10-4

Tied at Halftime: 0-1

Trailing at Halftime: 2-9

The Monarchs were 3-4 in December and 3-1 in November
January :4-5
February :2-4

Scoring: 51- 60 Points 3-2
61-70 Points: 4-9
71-80 Points: 4-3
81-90 Points: 1-0
90-100 Points: 0-0

Outrebounds Opponents: 9-5

Opponents Outrebounds ODU:3-9

MONARCHS SIGN TWO IN EARLY PERIOD Isaiah Hunter, 6-3 G, Charlotte, NC., Independence High School Scored 32 points in a game last week and was named Scholastic Player of the Week by the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. Janko Mrksic, 6-10, 250, C, Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada, Bishop Ryan High School

MOVING UP THE STEALS LIST Pierre Greene has 144 career steals, moving him up to ninth place on the ODU all-time list, three behind Chris Gatling ('91).


Scoring:	Marsh	6th	15.1
Wright 7th 14.2
FG PCT: Marsh 4th .505
FT PCT: Wright 1st .821
REBS: Marsh 6th 7.3
ASST: Nance 2nd 4.4
Steals: Greene 10th 1.4
Nance 7th 1.5
Wright 9th 1.4
Asst/TO Ratio: Nance 2nd 1.94

Scoring: 5th 67.3
FG PCT: 6th .406
3PT FG: 5th .334
Rebs: 7th 37.1
Scoring Def: 4th 67.0
FT PCT: 2nd .721
FG PCT Def: 7th .423
3PT FG Def: 5th .320
Assists: 2nd 14.6
Blocks 4th 3.8
Steals: 3rd 7.0

NEXT GAME:Feb. 25 vs. George Mason (Final Men's game to be played in the Fieldhouse).

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