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Monarchs Host George Mason Wednesday Night

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Release: January 21, 2003
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Jan. 21, 2003

OLD DOMINION MONARCHS VS GEORGE MASON PATRIOTS
Wednesday, January 22, 2003, 7:00 p.m. Ted Constant Convocation Ctr.

ABOUT THE MONARCHS: (6-8/3-3)
* Lost at Hofstra Saturday, 69-65.
* Ricardo Marsh led with 27 pts/8 rebs; Kiah Thomas 11 pts
* Wright scored only 5 pts/ went over the 1,000 career point mark.
* Committed 18 turnovers and shot .356 from the floor.
* Lost to Delaware last Wednesday  in overtime, 75-74
* Ricardo Marsh scored a career high 30 points/Rasheed Wright 16 pts & 10 rebs.
* Outrebounded UD, 50-36 only 9 turnovers/ 7-18 from free throw line.
* ODU was 13-16 last season.

HEAD COACH: Blaine Taylor (Montana '81) * Top Assistant at Stanford the last three years * 142-65 at Montana (1991-1998) - five 20+ win seasons. * 397-172 in 19 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

MONARCH PROBABLES F 21 Ricardo Marsh, 6-8, 240, Sr., Mebane, NC. 18.2ppg/ 8.6 rpg F 22 Rasheed Wright, 6-5, 210, Sr., Greensboro, NC. 15.8 ppg/5.6 rpg C 40 Alex Loughton, 6-9, 235, Fr., Perth Australia 9.3 ppg/6.2 rpg G 24 Kiah Thomas, 6-4, 190, So., Norfolk, VA. 3.4 ppg/ 1.7 rpg OR 10 John Waller, 6-4, 185, Jr., Richmond, VA. 8.1 ppg/ 4.6 rpg G 13 Troy Nance, 5-10, 175, Jr., Va. Beach, Va. 3.2 ppg/ 4.7 apg

TOP SUBSTITUTES G 1 Isaiah Hunter, 6-2, 160, Fr, Charlotte, NC. 6.1 ppg/ 2.8 rpg G 3 John Morris, 6-1, Fr., Camp Hill, PA. 1.5 ppg/ 0.8 rpg C 55 Janko Mrksic, 6-10, 270, Fr., Ontario, Canada 1.2 ppg/ 1.7 rpg F 4 T.J. Waldon, 6-4, 214, Lakeland, FL. 2.9 ppg/ 3.0 rpg

THIS DAY IN MONARCH HISTORY Jan. 22, 1977. All-American Wilson Washington scores 21 points and hauls in 16 rebounds to lead ODU to a 101-90 victory over Georgia Southern.

TONIGHT'S OFFICIALS Ray Perone, Dwayne Gladden, David Guthrie

PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS: Jan. 21. Ricardo Marsh shares the honor with UNCW's Craig Callahan. Marsh averaged 28.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals during the week against Delaware and Hofstra. He scored a career high 30 points vs Delaware and 27 vs. Hofstra.

Jan. 14, Senior Rasheed Wright who averaged 17.5 points , 5.5 rebounds, and 2.5 Steals in ODU's victories over UNC Wilmington and William and Mary was named CAA Player of the Week.

A ROOKIE OF THE WEEK HONORS: Nov. 25th, freshman Alex Loughton who grabbed eight rebounds and scored 13 points against North Carolina, was named CAA Rookie of the Week.

CAA GAMES TODAY: Towson at UNC Wilmington 7:00 p.m. Hofstra at William and Mary 7:00 p.m. James Madison at VCU 7:30 p.m.

SERIES VS. GEORGE MASON ODU leads: 24-8

First Meeting: 1979-80, ODU, 99-78 in Scope Last Meeting: 2001-02, GMU won 76-67 in the Patriot Center Jon Larranaga scored 24 points with seven rebounds (6-8 Fg/11-14 ft); Jesse Young added 13 pts and 12 rebounds...Ricardo Marsh led ODU with 19 points and troy Nance added 15 (4-7 treys). Odu shot .364 from the floor. GMU won 78-63 in the fieldhouse Rob Anderson scored 25 points (6-11 from three) and Jesse Young added 16 pts and 13 rebounds for GMU. Ricardo Marsh led ODU with 19 points, while Rasheed Wright scored 12 with ten rebounds. ODU shot .324 from the floor.

COMPARING STATS ODU GMU Scoring 68.6 66.0 FG% .407 .440 3PT % .320 .350 FT% .714 .670 REBS 38.8 33.9 Scoring Def. 66.3 61.6

MONARCHS VS. CAA TEAMS Delaware 3-2 Drexel 1-1 George Mason 24-8 Hofstra 2-2 James Madison 37-21 Towson 9-1 VCU 32-31 UNC Wilmington 16-15 William & Mary 48-12

MONARCHS SIGN ONE IN EARLY PERIOD ODU signed Valdas Vasylius from nearby Norfolk Collegiate High School. He is a 6-7, 215-pounder originally from Klaipeda, Lithuania. (19.6 ppg/12.2 rpg)

LAST TIME ODU DID THIS Scored 90 or more points: 103-69 in 1998-99 vs. VMI Scored 100 or more points: same as above Won by 20 or more points: 20, 82-62 vs. Maryland- Eastern Shore, 12-14-02 Lost by 20 or more: 25, Dec. 2001, to Memphis, 91-66 Gave up 90 or more points: 91 by Memphis, 2001-02 Won an overtime game: March 3, 2001 vs. William & Mary in CAA Trn. Shot 60 percent or better from the floor: .617(29-47) vs. George Mason Feb. 21,01 Shot 50 percent of better from the floor: (28-56).500 vs. UMES, 12-14-02 Shot less than 30 percent from the floor:293(17-58) vs. St. Joseph's, 12-01-02 Shot less than 50 percent from the free throw line: .480(12-25) vs. VCU Jan. 4, 03 Shot 90% or better from the line: Dec. 28, 2002(.905) 19-21, at GW Blocked 10 or more shots: 16 vs. American, Jan. 16, 1999 Had 10 or more shots blocked: 10 by Richmond, Mar 4, 2000.CAA Trn. Committed 20 or more turnovers: 22 at Towson, Jan. 14, 2002 Committed 10 or less turnovers: 9 vs Delaware, Jan. 15, 2003 ODU won four our more games on the road: 1998-99(7-5 + 5-2 in neutral games).

LAST TIME AN ODU INDIVIDUAL DID THIS Scored 30 or points: Ricardo Marsh, 30 vs. Delaware, Jan. 15, 03. Grabbed 10 or more rebounds: 12 by Marsh vs. GW, 12-28-02 Grabbed 15 or more rebounds: 23 by Clifton Jones, vs. UNCW Feb. , 2001 Had 10 or more assists:11, by Troy Nance vs. Delaware, Jan. 15, 03. Performed the double-double: Ricardo Marsh at GW (25/12) 12-28-02 Two or more players with double-double:P.Greene & Marsh vs. JMU 2002 Performed the triple-double: Mark West, Feb. 17, 1982 vs. W&M (14 pts,11 rebs,10 Blocks)

TED CONSTANT CONVOCATION HIGHLIGHTS First Basket: 19:16 Ricardo Marsh dunk vs. UNC First Trey: 16:25 by Jawad Williams of UNC First ODU Trey: 15:00 by John Waller First Free Throw Made: 14:39 by Sean May of UNC First ODU Free Throw Made: 14:22 by Rasheed Wright Most Points: 30, by Ricardo Marsh vs. Delaware, Jan. 15, 03. Most Points by an Opp: 21 by Tee Trotter(UMES), 12-14-02 Most Field Goals Made: 12 by Ricardo Marsh vs. Delaware, Jan. 15, 2003. Most Rebounds: 11 by Ricardo Marsh vs. ECU & vs. W&M Most Opp. Rebounds: 12, by Erroyl Bing of ECU Most OPP Treys: 6, by Brooks Hall (6-12) of Dayton, 12-20-02 Most .Treys: 3, by Rasheed Wright vs. UNC (11-24-02), Dayton (12-20-02) & W&M (01-11-03); John Waller vs. W&M.. Most Free Throws: 9-11, by Rasheed Wright vs. W&M (1-11-03) Best Free Throw PCT: 1000(6-6) by Isaiah Hunter vs. UMES(12-14-02) Best Opp FT PCT: 1000 (6-6) by Keith Waleskowski of Dayton(12-20-02) Most Assists: Mike Slattery of Delaware (Jan. 15, 03) Most ODU Assists: 11 by Troy Nance vs. Delaware, (Jan. 15, 03) Most ODU Steals: 3, by Rasheed Wright vs. Campbell, & Ricardo Marsh vs. Dayton (12-20-02). Best ODU Field Goal %: .531 vs. Campbell Best OPP. Field Goal %: .509 by ECU Best ODU Free Throw %: ...771 (27-35) vs. W&M (1-11-03) Best OPP Free Throw %: 100 (9-9) by Towson (Jan. 2, 03) Best 3PT %: .7-16 .438 vs. W&M (1-11-03) Best OPP 3PT %: .429 (9-21) by Delaware, Jan. 15, 03. Most ODU Rebounds: 50 vs. Delaware, Jan. 15, 03. Most OPP Rebounds: 36 by Delaware, Jan. 15, 03. Most ODU Assists: 20 vs. UMES (12-14-02) Most OPP Assists: 15 by Dayton, (12-20-02) & Delaware (1-15-03) Most ODU Points Scored: 82, vs. UMES (12-14-02) Most OPP Points Scored: 75, by ECU (12-07-02) Attendance: 8,424 (Sellout) vs. UNC (11-24-02) First Overtime Game: ODU vs. Delaware, UD wins 75-74.

MONARCH CAA STATISTICAL RANKINGS Individual Scoring: Marsh 3rd 18.2 Wright 8th 15.8 FG PCT: Marsh 6th .492 FT PCT: Wright 5th .808 3PT FGPCT: Wright 2nd .421 REBS: Marsh 3rd 8.6 Loughton 12th 6.2 ASST: Nance 2nd 4.7 STEALS Wright 7th 1.8 Off Rebs Loughton 2nd 3.6 Def. Rebs Marsh 4th 5.4

Team Scoring: 5th 68.6 FG PCT: 9th .407 3PT FG: 8th .320 Rebs: 3rd 38.8 Scoring Def: 4th 66.3 FT PCT: 3rd .714 FG PCT Def: 9th .435 3PT FG Def: 8th .351 Assists: 3rd 14.6 Blocks 7th 2.7 Steals: 2nd 8.6 Reb. Margin 1st +6.4

MILESTONES Ricardo Marsh has 1155 career points and 583 career rebounds...He is the 38th Monarch to break the 1,000 career point mark (vs. Dayton). Marsh currently ranks 28th on the ODU all-time scoring list. Rasheed Wright became the 39th Monarch to reach the 1,000 point plateau (vs. Hofstra). He now has 1003 career points.

ODU'S RECORD WHEN... Mon:(0-0) Tues.:(1-0) Wed: (1-2) Thu:(1-0) Fri:(0-1) Sat: (3-3) Sun:(0-2)

40-49 Points: 0-1 50-59 Points: 0-1 60-69 Point: 2-4 70-79 Points: 2-2 80-89 Points: 2-0 90 + Points: 0-0

Leading at Halftime: 6-2 Trailing at Halftime: 0-6 Tied at Halftime: 0-0

Shooting 50 % or Better: 3-0 Shooting 40-49%: 2-2 Shooting below 40%: 1-6

Outrebounds Opponents:5-5 Equal Number of Rebounds: 1-0

ODU Commits More Turnovers:2-2 ODU Commits Less Turnovers: 4-5

ODU INDIVIDUAL CAREER HIGHS: PTS/REBS/AST Hunter 14 vs. UMES 4 Rebs (4 diff times) Morris 7 vs. UNCW 6 ast vs. UMES Waldon 5 vs. UNC & Campbell 8 Rebs vs. Delaware Nance 11 Assists vs. Delaware Marsh 30 vs. Delaware 14 Rebs vs. VCU Wright 25 vs. East Carolina Loughton14 three times 10 Rebs vs. UMES Mrksic 4 vs. Hampton 3 Rebs vs. Campbell

ODU IN THE CAA 1991-92 8-6 4th place CAA Tournament Champion 1992-93 11-3 T1st 1993-94 10-4 T1st CAA Tournament Finals 1994-95 12-2 1st CAA Tournament Champion 1995-96 12-4 2nd 1996-97 10-6 T1st CAA Tournament Champion 1997-98 8-8 4th 1998-99 11-5 2nd CAA Tournament Finals 1999-00 6-10 7th 2000-01 7-9 5th 2001-02 7-11 6th 2002-03 3-3 T3rd 105-70

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NEXT GAME: Jan. 25 vs James Madison at 7 p.m. -Home.

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