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Monarchs Battle VCU Saturday At 4 p.m.

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Release: January 21, 2011
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Jan. 21, 2011

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OLD DOMINION MONARCHS (14-4/5-2) vs. VCU RAMS (14-5/6-1)

Jan. 22, 2011

MONARCH PROBABLE STARTERS

F 35 Ben Finney, 6-5, Sr, Portsmouth, VA., 10.1 ppg/ 6.4 prg

F 20 Chris Cooper, 6-9, JR., Dumfries, VA. 5.2 ppg./ 5.3 rpg

C 21 Frank Hassell, 6-9, RS-Sr. Chesapeake, VA. 13.1 ppg/ 9.4 rpg.

G 24 Kent Bazemore, 6-5, RS-Jr. Kelford, NC. 12.1 ppg/ 4.7 rpg

G 3 Darius James, 6-0, Sr, Virginia Beach, Va. 6.6 ppg/ 3.1 apg

OFF THE BENCH

F 33 Keyon Carter, 6-8, RS- Sr. Rivieria Beach, FL. 7.8 ppg/ 4.7 rpg

G 15 Trian Iliadis, 6-3, JR., Perth, W. Australia 6.4 ppg/ 1.8 rpg

G 22 Marquel De Lancey, 6-0, JR., Alexandria, VA. 2.6 ppg/ 2.1

F 1 Nick Wright, -8, RS-SO., Suffolk, VA. 1.7 ppg// 1.7 rpg

G 2 Josh Wright, 6-1, RS-Fr. Winston-Salem, NC. 1.7 ppg/ 1.0 apg

C 40 Anton Larsen, 7-0, Fr., Copenhagen, Denmark, 3.8 ppg/ 1.5 rpg

ODU ON TV/RADIO

ODU Radio: ESPN 94.1 (Ted Alexander, Cal Bowdler, Rick Kiefner)

TV- Comcast Sportsnet channel 35 in Hampton Roads

Al Koken and Charlie Woollum

Series Vs. VCU

VCU leads 42-40

ODU won two of three vs. Rams last year, including the CAA semi-final.

VCU defeated ODU, 70-58.

ODU won 73-70 in the Constant Center

ODU won 73-69 in overtime in the CAA semi-finals.

Seven of the previoius eight ODU-VCU games at the Constant Center have been sold out.

VCU's last win at ODU was 78-68 in 2007-08; but ODU won at VCU that year.

Seven ODU-VCU games have gone overtime.

LAST GAME

ODU defeated JMU, 64-58 Wednesday night in front of a sold out crowd.

Frank Hassell led with 15 points and 11 rebounds and joined the 1,000 career point mark.

He now has 1,002 career points. Kent Bazemore added 15 and Ben Finney scored 12. Chris Cooper hauled down 13 rebounds, the second highest

of his career. ODU outrebounded the Dukes,

39-31. ODU shot .404 from the floor, while JMU shot .390. Denzel Bowles led JMU with

20 points and nine rebounds, while Julius Wells did not score.

BIG BLUE MASCOT TO BE HONORED AT FIRST MEDIA TIMEOUT

Byron Daub, the Director of Sponsorships for Capital One will present a check for

$20,000 to ODU President John Broderick, Dr . Wood Selig, Athletic Director and our

Own Big Blue as Mascot of the Year.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

VCU game will be ODU's fourth sellout of the season an fifth game over 8,000

Ben Finney is 8th all-time at ODU wiht 171 career steals.

Frank Hassell now has 1002 career points and 755 career rebounds

ODU has outrebounded 17 of 18 opponents.

ODU ranks third nationally in rebound margin at +11.2

Blaine Taylor

Year-by-year as a head coach

2010-11 ODU 14-4

202-107 at ODU

Total 344-172 (.667 )

ODU TEAM RANKINGS IN THE CAA

Scoring Offense8th66.2

Scoring Defense1st59.8

Scoring Margin4th+6.3

Free Throw PCT:10th.641

FG PCT:9th.433

FGPCT DEF:4th.407

3PT FG PCT:10th.343

3PT FG DEF:10th.368

Rebounding:2nd41.0

REB Margin:1st+11.2

Blocked Shots:2nd4.7

Steals:3rd6.9

Assists:5th14.1

Asst/TO Ratio:4th1.1

Offensive REBS:1st15.9

INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS IN THE CAA

Scoring: Hassell 17th 13.1

FGPCT: Hassell 7th .551

REBS: Hassell 2nd 9.4

3PT FG PCT: Iliadis 15th .379

Assists: James 12th 3.0

Steals: Bazemore 1st 2.1

COMPARING THE OPPONENT

ODUVCU

Scoring66.272.9

FGPCT.433.440

FGPCT DEF.407.436

3PT FGPCT.343.367

3PT FG DEF:.368.333

FT PCT:.641.696

REBS:41.032.5

REB MARGIN: +11.2+4.7

AST:14.115.2

TO:13.112.2

STLS:6.99.6

BLKS:4.74.1

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