Old Dominion vs. Gardner-Webb Bulldogs Game Notes
By ODU Athletics
ESPN 1310 Radio 7:35 p.m.
The Monarchs: Overall:0-0 Home:0-0: Away:0-0 CAA:0-0 Neutral:0-0
EXHIBITION GAMES: The Monarchs split their two exhibition games. Defeating Court Authority, 87-85 and losing to Global Sports, 91-82. In the Court Authority win Pierre Greene led with 23 points, while Andre McCullum hauled in nine rebounds. In the loss to Global Sports, McCullum scored 25 points and freshman Charles Dunnington hauled in 12 rebounds.
JEFF CAPEL-HEAD COACH:(Fayetteville State '77), is in his seventh year at the helm of the Monarchs. He is 188-145 in his12th season and 109-80 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 Exh. Avg. F 04 Andre McCullum, 6-6, 210,Sr., Whiteville, NC 15.0 ppg/7.0 rpg F 21 Ricardo Marsh, 6-7, 215, So., Mebane, NC. 8.0 ppg/3.0 rpg C 41 Joe Principe, 6-9, 220, Fr., Gladstone, MO. 1.5 ppg/2.5 rpg G 12 Pierre Greene, 6-2, 180, Jr, Chicago, ILL. 15.0 ppg/2.5 apg G 13 Troy Nance, 5-9, 170 ,Fr., Va. Beach, Va. 9.5 ppg/6.5 apg TOP SUBSTITUTES G 23 Michael Williams, 6-0, 170,Sr, Thomasville, Ga. 9.0 ppg/2.5 apg F 34 Clifton Jones, 6-7, 225, Sr., Pleasantville, NJ. 6.5 ppg/5.5 rpg F 22 Rasheed Wright, 6-5, 190, So. Greensboro, NC. 10.0 ppg/2.5 rpg C 30 Charles Dunnington, 6-10,215, Fr.,Washington, DC. 5.0 ppg/8.0 rpg C 03 Aron McMillian, 6-8, 250, Jr., Greensboro, NC. 0.0 ppg/0.0 rpg C 40 Clay McGowen, 6-11, 205, Fr., Westerville, Ohio 1.0 ppg/1.0 rpg
GAME OFFICIALS:Larry Rose, Brian Kersey & Emanuel Upton.
MEDIA TIMEOUTS: Timeout after 14 and 7 minutes in both halves. Both teams get four full timeouts and two 30 second timeouts.
SERIES VS. GW: This is the first meeting between the two schools.
CAPEL VS. GW: First Meeting
ABOUT GARDNER-WEBB: The school is located in Boiling Spring, NC. Last year, the Bulldogs were 25-5 in their final year in Division II and competed in the NCAA Division II Tournament.
Last night, the Bulldogs their season opener at VCU, 82-67. Carlos Webb led with 23 points, while Bruce Fields scored 17 along with 12 rebounds. They play at Murray State on Monday.
MONARCHS IN SEASON OPENERS
RECORD AT FIELDHOUSE:
3-2 in 1999-00, 101-11 (since1970-71)
Best Record:14-0 in 1974-75 & 11-0 in 1976-77
13-1 in 1973-74 & 1975-76
CAREER HIGHS SET LAST YEAR:
McCullum 24 pts vs. VCU 16 rebounds vs. Furman
Williams 25 pts vs. George Mason
Greene 18 pts vs. GWU & W&M
Wright 9 pts vs. Norfolk St. 6 rebs vs. ECU
Marsh 16 pts vs. ECU 10 rebs vs. JMU
Burris 10 pts vs. New Orleans
McMillian 5 pts vs. Kansas St. 5 rebs vs. GMU
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
12.5 ppg/ 8.3 rpg...three-point shooter
T. J. Waldon, 6-5, 200 Kathleen High School
17.8 ppg/ 10.4 rpg...All-State selection
HONORS THUS FAR THIS YEAR
Andre McCullum - Pre-Season All-CAA
MONARCH CAA STATISTICAL LEADERS FROM 1999-2000 INDIVIDUAL Scoring: McCullum (9th) 12.9 FG PCT: McCullum (8th) .513 Free Throw PCT McCullum (6th) .784 Rebounds: McCullum (4th) 6.9 OFF Rebs: McCullum (5th) 2.5 Deff Rebs: McCullum (3rd) 4.4 TEAM: Scoring:7th 64.7 FG PCT:3rd .433 FG PCT Def:7th .424 3PT FG PCT:7th .308 REBS:6th 34.9 Blocked Shots:7th 3.5 Steals:5th 7.3 Assists:7th 12.9 Scoring Def:4th 66.5 Free Throw Pct:.4th .668
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.
CAPEL CALL IN RADIO SHOW
Jeff's weekly call-in radio show is Thursday from 5-6 on ESPN 1310 Radio.
Cal Bowdler ('99) Atlanta- Injured knee in pre-season (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 5.0 rpg thus far this season....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.
NEXT GAME: The Monarchs travel to Washington, DC to play George Washington Monday night at 7:30 p.m.