Monarchs Open CAA Tourney Against Towson

March 05, 2010
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

March 5, 2010

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The top seeded Monarchs (23-8) will take on Towson in the quarterfinals of the CAA Tournament, Saturday at 12 noon. Towson defeated UNCW, 91-74 in the opening round. GAMENOTES ATTACHED.

The contest can be seen live on WSKY4 in Hampton Roads.

ODU PROBABLES F 35 Ben Finney, 6-5, Jr., 9.0 ppg/ 5.8 rpg F 21 Frank Hassell, 6-8, Jr, 9.0 ppg/ 6.5 rpg C 12 Gerald Lee, 6-9, Sr, 14.3 ppg/ 5.1 rpg G 24 Kent Bazemore, 6-5, So, 8.4 ppg/ 3.4 apg G 3 Darius James, 6-1, Jr., 7.1 ppg/ 3.3 apg

NORFOLK, Va. -- For the fifth straight season, the Old Dominion men's basketball has been the hottest ticket in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). A total of 66,582 fans came to witness the Monarchs in CAA action in 2009-2010 with an average of 7,398 turning the turnstiles per conference contest to lead the league.

Old Dominion, which boasts the third active home win-streak in the nation at 23 games, went a perfect 15-0 on its home court this season, including a 9-0 mark in CAA play. The Monarchs averaged 6,995 fans during its 15-game home slate in 2009-2010 for a total of 104,930 people to enter the Ted Constant Convocation Center this season.

CAA Men's Basketball Attendance (CAA Games Only)

Team: Total: Average

1. Old Dominion 66,582 7,398

2. VCU 55,733 6,192

3. George Mason 54,199 6,022

4. James Madison 35,325 3,925

5. William & Mary 32,913 3,657

6. UNC-Wilmington 27,940 3,104

7. Hofstra 24,808 2,756

8. Delaware 23,338 2,593

9. Northeastern 16,994 1,888

10. Drexel 12,739 1,415

11. Georgia State 12,014 1,334

12. Towson 11,382 1,264