Monarchs Return To Action At Home Thursday Against Presbyterian
By ODU Athletics
Dec. 20, 2010
OLD DOMINION MONARCHS (8-2) VS. PRESBYTERIAN BLUE HOSE
Dec. 23, 2010
MONARCH PROBABLE STARTERS
F 35 Ben Finney, 6-5, Sr, Portsmouth, VA., 10.9 ppg/ 5.8 prg
F 20 Chris Cooper, 6-9, JR., Dumfries, VA. 5.0 ppg./ 5.9 rpg
C 21 Frank Hassell, 6-9, RS-Sr. Chesapeake, VA. 13.0 ppg/ 9.5 rpg.
G 24 Kent Bazemore, 6-5, RS-Jr. Kelford, NC. 12.9 ppg/ 5.3 rpg
G 3 Darius James, 6-0, Sr, Virginia Beach, Va. 6.0 ppg/ 3.0 apg
OFF THE BENCH
F 33 Keyon Carter, 6-8, RS- Sr. Rivieria Beach, FL. 9.4 ppg/ 6.0 rpg
G 15 Trian Iliadis, 6-3, JR., Perth, W. Australia 8.2 ppg/ 2.1 rpg
G 22 Marquel De Lancey, 6-0, JR., Alexandria, VA. 2.1 ppg/ 2.2 apg
F 1 Nick Wright, 6-8, RS-SO ,Suffolk, VA. 1.9 ppg/ 1.4 rpg.
G 2 Josh Hicks, 6-1, RS-FR. Winston-Salem, NC. 2.5 ppg./ 1.1 apg
C 40 Anton Larsen, 7-0, FR., Copenhagen, Denmark 5.0 ppg./2.0 rpg
SERIES RECORD VS. PRESBYTERIAN
Located: Clinton, SC.
First ever meeting between the two schools. ODU played High Point who is also in the Big South earlier this year, winning 79-57.
Other Big South schools include: Coastal Carolina, Winthrop, UNC Asheville, Liberty, Charleston Southern, VMI, Radford and Gardner-Webb.
Presbyterian defeated Auburn over the weekend, 62-59.
ODU and Presbyterian did play each other in football during the 2009 season with the Monarchs winning.
ODU defeated NIT Champion Dayton, 74-71 back on Dec. 11. Keyon Carter led ODU with a career-high 19 points and nine rebounds off the bench. Trian Iliadis added a career high 15 points and Darius James dished out six assists. ODU dominated the boards, 44-33, despite only shooting .379 (22-58) from the floor, and hit 82.1 (23-28) from the free throw line. ODU is now 3-0 against the Atlantic-10, having beaten three of the top four teams (Xavier, Dayton, Richmond) in that league.
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Ben Finney became the 45th Monarch to join the 1,000 career point club vs. UMES.
.544 field goal percentage vs. ECU is this year's best.
RADIO- 94.1 with Ted Alexander, Cal Bowdler and Rick Kiefner.
ODU blocked 10 shots vs. Georgetown, 8 vs. High Point and Dayton
The Monarchs held Georgetown and Clemson to 19 first half points.
ODU has outrebounded all 11 opponents by eight or more.
ESPN.com and SI.com named Bazemore as one of the nation's top defenders.
Frank Hassell shot .667 (16-24) from the floor at the Paradise Jam.
ODU is averaging 7,616 at home thus far.
Alumni day is against Towson on Jan. 29 at 5 p.m.
Join ODU Men and Women's basketball as they ask for donations of new stuffed toys to be thrown on the basketball court during half time in this week's games. Bring a new stuffed toy and receive discount admission is well. Offer good for the WBB game on December 21st and MBB game on December 23rd. All toys will be donated to the Marine's Toys for Tots before Christmas.
Dec. 30 at Missouri 8 p.m.
Jan. 3 at Towson 7 p.m.
Jan. 5 Northeastern 7 p.m.
Jan. 8 George Mason 2 p.m.
ODU TEAM RANKINGS IN THE CAA
Scoring Offense: 7th 70.5
Scoring Defense: 3rd 61.2
Scoring Margin: 3rd +9.3
Free Throw PCT: 10th .634
FG PCT: 5th .442
FGPCT DEF: 6th .406
3PT FG PCT: 8th .360
3PT FG DEF: 7th .300
Rebounding: 2nd 42.6
REB Margin: 1st +13.3
Blocked Shots: 5th 5.1
Steals: 4th 7.2
Assists: 3rd 14.0
Asst/TO Ratio: 6th 1.0
INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS IN THE CAA
Hassell 14th 12.9
Bazemore 13th 12.9
FG PCT: Hassell 2nd .589
REBS: Hassell 4th 9.5
FT PCT: Bazemore 12th .750
3PT FG PCT: Iliadis 5th .463
Steals: Bazemore 1st 2.3