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Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: January 24, 2001
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Thursday, Jan.25, 2001
Scope Arena
ESPN 1310 Radio
7:35 p.m.

The Monarchs:
Overall:8-11
Home:7-2: Away:1-7
CAA:4-3 Neutral:0-2

LAST GAME: The Monarchs defeated Virginia Commonwealth, 77-65 Saturday. Clifton Jones scored a career tying 19 points and hauled in 13 rebounds. Rasheed Wright added 18 points and Andre McCullum 11 points and seven boards. ODU outrebounded VCU, 42-38 and only committed nine turnovers.

JEFF CAPEL-HEAD COACH:(Fayetteville State '77), is in his seventh year at the helm of the Monarchs. He is 196-155 in his12th season and 117-90 at Old Dominion. Capel was the1995 CAA and NABC District IV Coach of the Year. In 1997 he was named Virginia College Coach of the Year. He won his 100th collegiate victory in the Monarchs 89-81 triple overtime win over ninth ranked Villanova in the 1995 NCAA Tournament. Capel was 16-14 in 1994 at NCA&T, losing in the NCAA first round to Arkansas. He compiled a 63-51 mark at his alma mater, Fayetteville State, taking the Broncos to the NCAA Div. II regionals in 1993. Capel was inducted into the Fayetteville State University Hall of Fame in 1999. His Monarch teams have reached the CAA finals three times, winning twice.


MONARCH PROBABLES
F 04 Andre McCullum      6-6  210  Sr  Whiteville, NC      11.8ppg/4.2 rpg
F 22 Rasheed Wright      6-5  190  So  Greensboro, NC.     10.5ppg/4.7 rpg
C 34 Clifton Jones       6-7  225  Sr  Pleasantville, NJ.   6.7 ppg/8.3 rpg
G 12 Pierre Greene       6-2  180  Jr  Chicago, ILL.       13.5ppg/3.6 apg
G 23 Michael Williams    6-0  170  Sr  Thomasville, Ga.     6.1ppg/1.9 rpg

TOP SUBSTITUTES
F 21 Ricardo Marsh       6-7, 215, So, Mebane, NC.          9.3 ppg/4.9 rpg
G 13 Troy Nance          5-9, 170, Fr, Va. Beach, Va.       3.7 ppg/4.2 apg
C 41 Joe Principe        6-9, 220, Fr., Gladstone, Mo.      1.8 ppg/2.0 rpg
C 30 Charles Dunnington  6-10, 215, Fr., Washington, DC     1.2 ppg/1.5 rpg
G 15 Heath Burris        6-4185, Sr, Va. Beach, Va.         4.2 ppg/0.6 rpg
G 10 John Waller         6-4, 180, Fr, Richmond, Va.        3.1 ppg/1.0 rpg

THIS DAY IN ODU ATHLETIC HISTORY:
On Jan. 25, 1995 Petey Sessoms scored 20 points, hauled in eight rebounds, Mike Jones scored 24 points and Mario Mullen hauled in 12 rebounds as ODU defeated James Madison, 79-65.

TONIGHTS OFFICIALS:
Larry Rose, Leslie Jones, Brian Kersey.

FATHER - SON COMBINATION: Jeff Capel, III, joins his father's coaching staff after a stellar career at Duke University. Capel scored 1,601 career points and ranks third all-time at Duke and 13th all-time in the ACC with 220 career three-pointers.

SERIES VS. NSU: ODU leads, 10-6. The Spartans won last year's contest,67-64.

CAPEL VS. NSU: 2-3

ODU VS. MEAC TEAMS:
Hampton 5-0
Md.E-Shore 3-0
Howard 3-0
Delaware St. 3-0
Fla. A&M 2-0


PAST ODU-NSU RESULTS
1965-66   W    86-82               1973-74   	L 76-89(NCAADII)
1968-69   L    102-113(NCAA DII)   1978-79   	W 94-81
1969-70   L    112-123        	   1979-80    	W 60-57
1970-71   W    98-90               1980-81   	W 80-63
          W    102-97              1981-82      W 76-61
          W    102-97(NCAA DII)    1999-00      L 64-67
1971-72   L    119-122(ot)
          W    105-101(ot)
1972-73   L    74-88
          W    97-86

CAA GAMES TODAY: No games scheduled tonight

ODU vs. CAA TEAMS:
American 20-12
East Carolina 30-13
George Mason 23-6
James Madison 36-19
UNC Wilmington 15-10
Richmond 26-18
VCU 32-26
William & Mary 44-11

CAA TO EXPAND
The Colonial Athletic Association Commissioner Tom Yeager announced on Dec. 13 that the University of Delaware(Newark, De.), Drexel University (Philadelphia, Pa.), Hofstra University (Hempstead, NY.) and TowsonUniversity (Baltimore, Md.)will join the conference effective July 1, 2003.

RECORD AT FIELDHOUSE: (4-0)
3-2 in 1999-00
102-11 (since1970-71)
Best Record:14-0 in 1974-75 & 11-0 in 1976-77
13-1 in 1973-74 & 1975-76

RECORD AT SCOPE (3-2)
215-87 since 1971-72
5-3 in 1999-00
Best Record: 9-0 in 1992-93
13-1 in 1979-80 and 1983-84
10-1 in 1994-95

CAREER HIGHS THIS YEAR
Rasheed Wright
20 vs. Dayton
11 rebounds vs Gardner-Webb

Troy Nance
11 points vs. NC State
11 assists vs. N.C. State

Charles Dunnington
6 pts vs. G.Webb
6 rebs vs. Gardner-Webb

Joe Principe
6 pts vs. G.Webb 6 rebs vs. Gardner-Webb

John Waller
12 vs. AU Puerto Rico

A. Themistocleous
7 pts vs. Stanford
3 rebs vs. Stanford

Heath Burris
15 pts vs. Kansas St.

Ricardo Marsh
10 rebounds vs. VMI

Pierre Greene
25 points vs. AU

Clifton Jones
19 points vs. VCU(ties)
15 rebounds vs. JMU (tied)

Clay McGowen
4 points vs. JMU
Andre McCullum 29 vs. W&M

JONES HITTING THE BOARDS: Clifton Jones leads the team in rebounding and has been the Monarchs top rebounder in 13 of the 19 games. He ranks fourth in the league in rebounding and third in offensive rebounding. He has hauled in ten or more rebounds six times this year. Jones has 488 career rebounds putting him 25 shy of Harry Lozon's 513 ('70) for 19th spot on the ODU all-time list.

MCCULLUM APPROACHING 1,000 CAREER POINTS: Andre McCullum enters tonights game with 956 career points.

HALFTIME LEADS: ODU has led at halftime in the following games (5-3). Gardner-Webb (37-31) VMI (41-38) Dayton (42-36) Miami-Ohio (33-26) UNLV (36-35) JMU (37-24) W&M (36-25) ECU (29-23)

MONARCH RECRUITS-EARLY PERIOD
James Smith, 6-7 190 Cape Henry Collegiate
Virginia Beach, Va.
Two-Time All-Tidewater 18.3 ppg/9.2 rpg

Alan Treese, 6-8, 200 Rutherford Hayes High School
Delaware, Ohio
12.5 ppg/ 8.3 rpg...three-point shooter

T. J. Waldon, 6-5, 200 Kathleen High School
Lakeland, FL. 17.8 ppg/ 10.4 rpg...All-State selection

HONORS THUS FAR THIS YEAR
Andre McCullum
- Pre-Season All-CAA (in graduate school) He is also on the board of the NABC Student Athlete Advisory Committee.

Rasheed Wright - All-Tournament selection in the Puerto-Rico Shootout.
Pierre Greene - CAA Player of the Week (Jan. 8).


MONARCH CURRENT CAA STATISTICAL LEADERS (2000-01)
Individuals
Rebounds       Clifton Jones       4th       8.3
Scoring        Pierre Greene       10th      13.5
Off.Rebunds    Clifton Jones       2nd       3.1
Def.Rebounds   Clifton Jones       4th       5.2
Blocks         Clifton Jones       4th       1.5
Assists        Pierre Greene       8th       3.5
               Troy Nance          4th       4.2
Asst/TO Ratio  Troy Nance          2nd       2.5
FT %           Pierre Greene       8th       .753
3PT FG %       Heath Burris        8th       .392

Team
Scoring Offense          	3rd 	70.9
Scoring Defense          	6th 	71.1
Free Throw Pct.          	4th 	67.2
Field Goal Pct.          	5th 	.428
Field Goal Pct. Def.      	9th     .457
3PT FG Made              	4th 	6.3
3PT FG PCT.              	4th 	.352
Rebounding               	5th 	36.3
Blocked Shots       		5th  	3.90
Assists             		2nd  	13.9
Steals                   	5th 	6.8
Off Rebounds             	2nd 	13.0
Def. Rebounds       		7th  	23.3

MONARCH TRENDS
Days of the Week:
Mon 0-1   
Tue 1-0   
Wed 2-3   
Thu 0-2    
Fri 0-1
Sat 5-3 
Sun 0-1

BY MONTHS: 
Nov. 1-6 
Dec: 3-3  
Jan. 4-2   
Feb: 0-0   
Mar: 0-0

By Points:
50-60 (0-4)    
61-70 (2-3)    
71-80 (3-3)    
81-90 (3-1)    
90+ (0-0)

When ODU Outrebounds Opp:: 4-4

When ODU shoots 50 % or better: 4-0

ABOUT OLD DOMINION ODU is a state school located in Norfolk, Va. The University was founded in 1930 as the Norfolk Division of the College of William and Mary...the name Old Dominion is the nickname of the State of Virginia.

SCHOOL OF CHAMPIONS: Old Dominion's Field Hockey squad captured their ninth NCAA title with a 3-1 win over North Carolina. Led by four-time CAA Player of the Year Marina DiGiacomo who scored an NCAA record 167 career goals and 414 career points. DiGiacomo also was named the Honda Award winner for that sports, Old Dominion's fifth field hockey player to do so. The University athletic teams have won 28 National Titles (24 teams titles, Sailing 11, Field Hockey 9, Women's basketball 3, Men's Basketball 1)...Three wrestling individual NCAA titles (Div. II) and one Women's Individual Tennis title.

CAA TOURNAMENT
This year's CAA Tournament will be March 3-5 at the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, Va. The finals will be live on Monday night, March 5 on ESPN2.

FIELDHOUSE FLOOR PROJECT: for information on how to purchase your very own bit of Old Dominion basketball history in the form of an authentic piece of the original fieldhouse floor. Instructions and order forms can be found for plaques featuring an authentic piece of the floor. You may also call 1-800-968-9697. Prices range from $42-$130 and all proceeds benefit athletic scholarships at Old Dominion.

CAPEL CALL IN RADIO SHOW Jeff's weekly call-in radio show is Thursday from 5-6 on ESPN 1310 Radio.

CAA WEEKLY TELECONFERENCE CALL
All nine of the men's head coaches are available on the weekly CAA teleconference every Tuesday from 10:30 am to 12:10 p.m. Jeff Capel is on at 11 a.m. Call 877-630-8221.

MONARCH ALUMNI
Cal Bowdler ('99) Atlanta- 0.9 ppg/ 0.9 rpg in 12 games. (averaged 2.7 ppg/1.8 rpg.. Last year...) Chris Gatling ('91) Traded to Cleveland during the off-season...He is averaging 12.2 Ppg and 5.5 rpg thus far this season....He scored a career high 38 points vs. Sacramento on Jan. 10 of this year....Played in the NBA All-Star game in 1997. Odell Hodge is in Belgium, Petey Sessoms is in Poland...Mark Poag is in Spain and Reggie Bassette is in Greece. Skipper Youngblood is in the Czech Republic. Dave Twardzik is an assistant with the Detroit Pistons. Mark West has retired after 17 yrs.

NEXT GAME: ODU plays Richmond Saturday night at Scope 7:35 pm

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