Old Dominion Tops TCU, 67-62, Remain Unbeaten

November 25, 2004
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Nov. 25, 2004

Final Stats

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Isaiah Hunter had 16 points and Alex Loughton added 13 as Old Dominion beat TCU 67-62 on Thursday in the Corpus Christi Caller-Times Challenge.

Loughton had 11 rebounds and an assist for Old Dominion (3-0), which took a 37-30 lead into halftime. Hunter was 6-of-14 from the field, including 2-of-6 from 3-point range and hit both of his free throws. He also had three assists.

TCU (3-1) was led by Chudi Chinweze with 16 points, while Corey Santee and Marcus Shropshire added 11 apiece.

ODU jumped out to a 37-30 halftime lead as Valdas Vasylius led with seven points while Arnaud Dahi and Alex Loughton had six each.

In the second half, TCU fought back to tie the game at 41 with 14:25 left on a basket by Corey Santee. TCU led by as many as five , 46-41 with 11:44 left.

ODU came back and tied the contest at 52 all with 7:09 remaining on a layup by Alex Loughton. ODU kept up the pressure and took the lead for good with 5:14 left(57-55) on a jumper by Isaiah Hunter. Hunter hit two more baskets, and Loughton hit one to give ODU a 65-59 lead. Kiah Thomas then iced the victory with two free throws with 26 seconds left.

ODU is the only team in the Classic still unbeaten. The Monarchs will play Shawnee State Saturday at 3:30, then play host Texas A&M Corpus Christi on Sunday at 6 p.m. to complete the tournament. Florida State, Kent State, TCU are also in the tournament in Corpus Christi,Tx.