Monarchs Play Fairfield In Springfield Friday
Dec. 7, 2011
ODU (5-3) VS. FAIRFIELD (5-4)
Basketball Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase
Game time: 9:30 p.m.
Place: Springfield, MA (MassMutual Center)
ODU Radio: 94.1 with Ted Alexander, Cal Bowdler
TV: Comcast Mid Atlantic in Hampton Roads
(Bob Heussler and Joe DeSantis)
MONARCH PROBABLE STARTERS
F 20 Chris Cooper 6-9, Sr. 11.0 ppg/ 9.6 rpg
F 1 Nick Wright 6-8 , Jr. 12.6 ppg/ 5.8 rpg
G 15 Trian Ilaidis, 6-3, Sr., 7.1 ppg/ 3.2 apg
G 4 Dimitri Batten, 6-3, Fr. 9.4 ppg/ 3.3 rpg
G 24 Kent Bazemore, 6-5, Sr. 12.3 ppg/ 4.3 rpg
G 22 Marquel De Lancey, 6-0, Sr. 4.4 ppg/ 1.9 apg
G 10 Breon Key, 6-2, Fr. 3.5 ppg/ 1.1 rpg
F 00 Jason Pimentel, 6-8, Fr., 4.3 ppg/ 4.6 rpg
F 40 Anton Larsen, 7-0, So. 1.9 ppg/ 1.0 rpg
F 21 Nayquann Mitchell, 6-7, JR., 0.0 ppg/ 1.5 rpg
G 2 Shquan Rogers, 6-2, Fr., 0.0 ppg/ 0.1 rpg
SERIES VS FAIRFIELD
First ever meeting.
ODU VS. MAAC TEAMS
LAST TIME OUT
The Monarchs won the CAA season opener, 69-59 in Boston against Northeastern last Saturday. Kent Bazemore scored 21 points with eight rebounds and four steals, while Chris Cooper added 17 points and 12 boards for his fifth double-double of the season and Nick Wright had 13 points. ODU outrebounded NU, 35-30. Bazemore has 200 career steals joining former Monarchs Drew Williamson ('07), Frank Smith ('88) and Brandon Johnson ('08) in that exclusive club. Kent Bazemore also has 976 career points.
COMPARING THE TEAMS
|OPP FG PCT:||.411||.423|
|3PT FG PCT:||.275||.311|
|OPP 3PT FGPCT:||317||.311|
The Basketball Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase will tip-off with Division II schools AIC and Philadelphia University at 3:00 pm. Philadelphia is coached by Herb Magee, the all-time NCAA wins leader at any level and was recently Enshrined into the Hall of Fame this past summer. A Division III matchup between Springfield College and Trinity College will follow at 5:00 pm finishing with a Division I doubleheader. The 7:00 pm game will feature UMass and Siena with the final game between Fairfield and Old Dominion University starting around 9:00 pm.
Tickets will be priced at $20 and $10. Tickets will be good for all four games and go on sale Tuesday October 18 at 10:00 AM via Ticketmaster outlets or the MassMutual Center box office during business hours.
About the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame: Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the city where basketball was invented, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame promotes and preserves the game of basketball at every level - professional, collegiate and high school, for both men and women on the global stage.