Top-Seeded Lady Monarchs Travel to Harrisonburg for 2010 CAA Tournament
By ODU Athletics
March 10, 2010
2010 VIRGINIA 529 COLLEGE SAVINGS PLAN CAA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Hosted by James Madison University
THURSDAY, MARCH 11 -- FIRST ROUND GAMES
Gm. 1 -- #8 Northeastern vs. #9 Georgia State -- Noon
Gm. 2 -- #5 Delaware vs. #12 George Mason -- 2:30 p.m.
Gm. 3 -- #7 Towson vs. #10 UNC Wilmington -- 5:00 p.m.
Gm. 4 -- #6 Hofstra vs. #11 William & Mary -- 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, MARCH 12 -- QUARTERFINAL GAMES
Gm. 5 -- #1 Old Dominion vs. #8/#9 winner -- Noon
Gm. 6 -- #4 Drexel vs. #5/#12 winner -- 2:30 p.m.
Gm. 7 -- #2 James Madison vs. #7/#10 winner -- 5:00 p.m.
Gm. 8 -- #3 VCU vs. #6/#11 winner -- 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, MARCH 13 -- SEMIFINAL GAMES
Gm. 9 -- Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6 -- Noon
Gm. 10 -- Winner of Game 7 vs. Winner of Game 8 -- 2:30 p.m.
SUNDAY, MARCH 14
Women's Championship Game -- 12:30 p.m.
Live video and stats are available on your computer at CAASports.com
Check out Monarch TV for audio of all the Lady Monarch action in the CAA Tournament.
Should the Lady Monarchs advance to Saturday's CAA Tournament semifinals, fans can watch the game live on Comcast SportsNet and its affiliates. Sunday's CAA Championship game will air live on Comcast SportsNet (Ch. 35 - Hampton Roads)
WHICH LADY MONARCH(S) WON CAA POST-SEASON HONORS?
Check out www.odusports.com Wednesday night when the post-season conference honors are announced.
ABOUT THE LADY MONARCHS:
The ODU women's basketball team, winners of an NCAA record 17 consecutive Colonial Athletic Association titles prior to last year, will be entering the CAA Tournament not as the reigning champion for the first time since they first joined the league in 1991-92. This year, they enter the postseason as the top seed after claiming the regular season title with a 14-4 CAA record. The team went 16-14 overall this season, which included one of the toughest non-conference schedules in the nation. Playing a team brand of basketball this year, four Lady Monarchs are averaging 9.5 points per game or more -- the only team in the league with as many active players averaging that many. Senior Jessica Canady has been a leader on the floor, averaging 9.6 points per game and hauling in 6.3 rebounds, but juniors Shadasia Green and Jasmine Parker have been the scoring leaders so far for ODU. Green leads the team with 11.4 points per game, and is adding 5.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists and just over one steal per game as well. Parker has turned up her play in CAA action, averaging 12.2 points per game in league play, 11.0 points per game overall. She also has set career marks for assists (102), steals (71), rebounds (84) and blocked shots (5). Tia Lewis rounds out the Lady Monarchs top four in scoring, posting 10.9 points per game while also leading the team in rebounding with 7.7 boards per contest. Lewis is a sophomore forward who has started all but one game in her career. Point guard Kquanise Byrd rounds out the starting five for Old Dominion, a junior transfer from Florida.
ABOUT THE CROWNS:
Since joining the CAA in the 1991-92 season, Old Dominion captured the league tournament title each season for an NCAA record 17 consecutive league titles until last season, owning a 51-1 record in CAA Tournament action. Next on the consecutive conference crowns list is the Big South's Liberty, winning 11 titles in a row, and Connecticut won nine titles in a row from 1994-02. ODU has won 17 of the last 18 championships.