Monarchs Host JMU Wednesday night

February 10, 2004
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Feb. 10, 2004

Current Record: 13-8
CAA Record: 8-4

HEAD COACH: Blaine Taylor (Montana '81) Career Record: 180-103 (.635) in nine years Record at ODU: 38-39 (2 years) Record at Montana: 142-65 (7 years) 1991-1998

MONARCH PROBABLE STARTERS F 10 John Waller, 6-4, Sr, Richmond, VA. 13.8 ppg/ 5.3 rpg F 40 Alex Loughton, 6-9, So, Perth, Australia, 16.6 ppg/ 8.7 rpg F 31 Arnaud Dahi, 6-7, Fr., Ivory Coast 9.8 ppg/ 5.6 rpg G 13 Troy Nance, 5-9, Sr, Virginia Beach, VA. 4.0 ppg/ 4.4 apg G 1 Isaiah Hunter, 6-2, So, Charlotte, NC, 12.1 ppg/ 3.2 rpg

OFF THE BENCH G 2 Drew Williamson, 6-0, Fr, Burlington, NC., 3.3 ppg/ 2.8 apg F 4 T.J. Waldon, 6-4, So., Lakeland, FL. 2.1 ppg/ 1.6 rpg G 11 Abdi Lidonde, 6-2, Fr, Sutton, MA. 1.6 ppg/ 0.8 rpg F 42 Valdas Vasylius, 6-7, Fr., Klaipeda, Lithuania 7.3 ppg/3.8 rpg F 24 Kiah Thomas, 6-4, Jr., Norfolk, VA., 4.1 ppg/ 2.3 rpg C 55 Janko Mrksic, 6-10, So., Stoney Creek, Ontario, 0.5 ppg/ 1.3 rpg

TONIGHT'S OFFICIAL Duke Edsall, Ray Natili, William Humes

SERIES VS. JAMES MADISON ODU leads, 39-22. The Monarchs won the last meeting in Harrisonburg, 81-60 on Jan. 14. Alex Loughton led with 26 points and eight rebounds. John Waller scored 18 and Arnaud Dahi added 14 points and seven rebounds. ODU shot .537 from the floor, while the Dukes shot. 359 from the floor. ODU outrebounded JMU, 40-27. Dwayne Broyles led JMU with 19 Points, while Ray Barbosa and Chris Cathlin chipped in with 13 each. JMU last defeated ODU in Norfolk, in 1997-98, 51-46 in Scope.

THIS DAY IN ODU HOOP HISTORY Feb. 11, 1972 ODU defeats Norfolk State, 105-101 in overtime as Ricky Michaelson scored 25 points.

LAST GAME ODU lost at Hofstra Saturday night, 80-79. The Monarchs led the Entire second half until Mike Radziejewski's trey with 31 seconds Left put the Pride up 80-79. Isaiah Hunter led with a career high 28 Points. Alex Loughton scored 14 with seven rebounds and Arnaud Dahi added 12 points and six rebounds. ODU shot .462 for the game (.371 in the second half) and committed 18 turnovers. Hofstra shot .446 for the game. Two of ODU's three losses at Hofstra have been by one point, the other by four.

NOTE *W&M shot .545 from the floor last week. The last ODU opponent to shoot over 50 percent was Charlotte (.562).

*The 19 first half points by UNCW was the lowest by an opponent this year since the 20 scored in the first half by VMI.