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SENIOR NIGHT: No. 16/13 Old Dominion Hosts Hofstra In Regular Season Finale

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Release: March 05, 2008
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March 5, 2008

STICK AROUND: Fans remember to stay in your seats following Thursday night's game with Hofstra as seniors - T.J. Jordan, Megan Pym, and Shahida Williams - will be honored following the game.

ABOUT THE LADY MONARCHS: The No. 16/13 Lady Monarchs are winners in 19 of their last 20 contests and are ready to return to the win column following a 76-63 set back to James Madison last Sunday in Harrisonburg. The loss snapped a 19-game win streak and 27-game CAA win strak. Senior T.J. Jordan continues to lead the squad at 13.5 points per game and is followed by sophomore Jessica Canady and junior Tiffany Green at 10.8 points per game. Senior Megan Pym, who is currently listed as day-to-day, and Green leds the Lady Monarchs on the glass at 7.5 rebounds per game.

ABOUT HOFSTRA: Its taken until the last game of the season, but the Pride and the Lady Monarchs will finally meet in each team's respective season finales. The Pride is 5-23 overall and 3-14 in the CAA, last in the conference standings. On Sunday, Hofstra had a eight game losing streak snapped with a 58-43 victory over UNC-Wilmington in their final hoem game of the year. The Pride is led by Sam Brigham at 10.1 points per game. Hampton Roads native, Britne Rodgers, who played scholastically at Virginia Beach's Princess Anne High School, is Hofstra's second leading scorer at 9.5 points per game. In conference action, Rodgers has been averaging 12.1 points per game. Additionally, the rookie leads Hofstra on the boards at 6.6 rebounds per game. Rodgers isn't the only Hampton Roads native on the squad. Ashley Wilcots, who played at Virginia Beach's Landstown High School, is also in her first season with the Pride averaging 2.1 points per game.

COMPARE AND CONTRAST:
ODU - HU
74.4 - Scoring - 72.2
.435 - Field Goal Percentage - .318
.359 - 3PT Field Goal Percentage - .325
.650 - Free Throw Percentage - .631
42.5 - Rebounds Per Game - 46.5
16.9 - Assists Per Game - 14.3
18.6 - Turnovers Per Game - 17.7
11.3 - Steals Per Game - 7.5
5.2 - Blocks Per Game - 4.9

SERIES WITH HOFSTRA: Old Dominion holds a 15-1 overall mark against the Pride including three wins over Hofstra a season ago. In the last meeting, the Lady Monarchs downed the Pride, 76-59, at the Bob Carpenter Center to advance to the 2007 CAA Tournament final.

LAST TIME VS. HOFSTRA: The Old Dominion women's basketball team defeated fourth-seeded Hofstra in the semifinals of the CAA Tournament, 76-59, back on March 10th, 2007 at the Bob Carpenter Center. The Lady Monarchs were led by T.J. Jordan and former Lady Monarch Sherida Triggs with 11 points each. Hofstra saw former Pride member Cigi McCollin net a game-high 19 points in the loss, while Lizanne Murphy added in 11. Old Dominion opened the game outscoring Hofstra 12-4, but following a timeout, the Pride erased its deficit with three straight three's. McCollin hit two and Murphy hit another to give the Pride a 13-12 edge with 14:14 left in the first half. A 12-1 run followed for the Lady Monarchs as they would never relinquish the lead. Ahead by nine, 30-21, with 4:33 on the clock, Old Dominion would close out the half outscoring Hofstra, 13-5, and take a 43-26 lead into the half. The Lady Monarchs led by double digits the entire second half and Hofstra was not able to get any closer than 12 points. Another McCollin three closed the gap to 51-39 at the 13:45 mark but that would be as close as it would get.

SO, WHO DO WE PLAY: While Old Dominion has clinched the top seed at the upcoming CAA Women's Basketball Tournament, the rest of the field has yet to be determinded.

• Old Dominion has clinched the #1 seed.

•James Madison is the #2 seed with a win at UNC Wilmington on Thursday.

• If James Madison, VCU and Drexel are tied for second at 13-5: VCU is the #2 seed based on its 3-0 record vs. Drexel/JMU; Drexel is the #3 seed based on its 1-1 record vs. VCU/JMU and James Madison is the #4 seed based on its 0-3 record vs. VCU/Drexel.

• If James Madison and VCU are tied for second at 13-5: VCU is the #2 seed and James Madison is the #3 seed based on the head-to-head series.

• If James Madison and Drexel are tied for second at 13-5: Drexel is the #2 seed and James Madison is the #3 seed based on the head-to-head series.

• If VCU and Drexel are tied for third at 13-5: VCU is the #3 seed and Drexel is the #4 seed based on the head-to-head series.

• If VCU, Drexel, and Towson are tied for third at 12-6: Towson is the #3 seed based on its 2-1 record vs. Drexel/VCU; VCU is the #4 seed based on its 1-1 record vs. Towson/Drexel and Drexel is the #5 seed based on its 1-2 record vs. Towson/VCU.

• If Drexel and Towson are tied for fourth at 12-6: The teams split head-to-head series. Drexel is the #4 seed if James Madison is #2 seed. Towson is the #4 seed if VCU is the #2 seed.

• If VCU and Towson are tied for fourth at 12-6: Towson is the #4 seed and VCU is the #5 seed based on the head-to-head series.

• If VCU and Drexel are tied for fourth at 12-6: VCU is the #4 seed and Drexel is the #5 seed based on the head-to-head series.

• If UNC Wilmington, William & Mary and Northeastern are tied for sixth at 8-10: Northeastern is the #6 seed based on its 3-0 record vs. UNCW/W&M; William & Mary is the #7 seed based on its 2-2 record vs. NU/UNCW; UNC Wilmington is the #8 seed based on its 0-3 record vs. NU/W&M.

• If UNC Wilmington and William & Mary are tied for sixth at 8-10: William & Mary is the #6 seed and UNC Wilmington is the #7 seed based on the head-to-head series.

• If Northeastern and UNC Wilmington are tied for sixth at 8-10: Northeastern is the #6 seed and UNC Wilmington is the #7 seed based on the head-to-head series.

• If Northeastern and William & Mary are tied for sixth at 8-10: Northeastern is the #6 seed and William & Mary is the #7 seed based on the head-to-head series.

• If Northeastern, UNC Wilmington, William & Mary and Delaware are tied for sixth at 7-11: Northeastern is the #6 seed based on its 3-2 record (and 2-0 mark over W&M) vs. UNCW/W&M/UD; William & Mary is the #7 seed based on its 3-2 record vs. UNCW/NU/UD; Delaware is the #8 seed based on its 2-2 record vs. NU/UNCW/W&M; and UNC Wilmington is the #9 seed based on its 1-3 record vs. UD/W&M/NU.

• If Northeastern, UNC Wilmington and Delaware are tied for seventh at 7-11: Delaware is the #7 seed based on its 2-1 record vs. NU/UNCW; UNC Wilmington is the #8 seed based on its 1-1 record vs. NU/UD; Northeastern is the #9 seed based on its 1-2 record vs. UNCW/UD.

• If Northeastern, William & Mary and Delaware are tied for seventh at 7-11: Delaware is the #7 seed based on its 2-1 record vs. NU/W&M; Northeastern is the #8 seed based on its 2-2 record vs. W&M/UD; William & Mary is the #9 seed based on its 1-2 record vs. NU/UD.

• If UNC Wilmington, William & Mary and Delaware are tied for seventh at 7-11: William & Mary is the #7 seed based on its 3-0 record vs. UNCW/UD; UNC Wilmington is the #8 seed based on its 1-2 record vs. W&M/UD; Delaware is the #9 seed based on its 0-2 record vs. W&M/UNCW.

• If UNC Wilmington and Delaware are tied for eighth at 7-11: UNC Wilmington is the #8 seed and Delaware is the #9 seed based on the head-to-head series.

• If UNC Wilmington and William & Mary are tied for eighth at 7-11: William & Mary is the #8 seed and UNC Wilmington is the #9 seed based on the head-to-head series.

• If UNC Wilmington and Northeastern are tied for eighth at 7-11: Northeastern is the #8 seed and UNC Wilmington is the #9 seed based on the head-to-head series.

• If Northeastern and William & Mary are tied for eighth at 7-11: Northeastern is the #8 seed and William & Mary is the #9 seed based on the head-to-head series.

• If Northeastern and Delaware are tied for eighth at 7-11: Delaware is the #8 seed and Northeastern is the #9 seed based on the head-to-head series.

• If William & Mary and Delaware are tied for eighth at 7-11: William & Mary is the #8 seed and Delaware is the #9 seed based on the head-to-head series.

• If Delaware and Georgia State are tied for ninth at 6-12: The teams split the head-to-head series. Delaware is the #9 seed and Georgia State is the #10 seed if VCU is seeded higher than Towson. Georgia State is the #9 seed and Delaware is the #10 seed if Towson is seeded higher than VCU.

• If George Mason and Hofstra are tied for 11th at 4-14: George Mason is the #11 seed and Hofstra is the #12 seed based on the head-to-head series.

UNDEFEATED - AT HOME: Old Dominion is currently 13-0 at home and finished non-conference play at 5-0 at the Ted Constant Convocation Center.

HOME COURT STREAK: The Lady Monarchs have won a nation-leading 23 straight home contests dating back to the Dec. 20, 2006, 72-55, victory over national runner-up Rutgers. ODU's last loss at the Ted Constant Convocation Center was against national champion Tennessee, 59-75, back on Dec. 22, 2006.

CAA HOME COURT STREAK: The Lady Monarchs have won 34 straight home CAA contests dating back to the January 14, 2005, 78-59, victory over Virginia Commonwealth. ODU's last conference loss at the Ted Constant Convocation Center was against Delaware, 70-73, on January 9, 2005. Old Dominion holds a 153-2 home CAA mark.

UP NEXT: The No. 16/13 Lady Monarchs go for title number 17. Old Dominion begins tournament action on Firday, March 14th against the winner of the No.8/9 first round game.

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