Old Dominion vs. VCU Game Notes
By ODU Athletics
The Monarchs lost Wednesday night at East Carolina, 68-63 in overtime. Ricardo Marsh led with 17 points, while Andre McCullum scored 15 and Pierre Greene added 12. ODU shot .404 from the floor, while ECU shot .370. ECU outrebounded the Monarchs, 39-34.
JEFF CAPEL-HEAD COACH: (Fayetteville State '77), is in his seventh year at the helm of the Monarchs. He is 195-155 in his12th season and 116-90 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.
|F||04||Andre McCullum||6-6||210||Sr.||Whiteville, N.C.||11.8 ppg/4.0 rpg|
|F||22||Rasheed Wright||6-5||190||So.||Greensboro, N.C.||10.1 ppg/ 4.7 rpg|
|C||34||Clifton Jones||6-7||225||Sr.||Pleasantville, N.J.||6.0 ppg/ 8.0 rpg|
|G||12||Pierre Greene||6-2||180||Jr.||Chicago, Ill.||13.8 ppg/3.6 apg|
|G||23||Michael Williams||6-0||170||Sr.||Thomasville, Ga.||6.1 ppg/1.9 rp|
|F||21||Ricardo Marsh||6-7||215||So.||Mebane, N.C.||9.4 ppg/4.8rpg|
|G||13||Troy Nance||5-9||170||Fr.||Va. Beach, Va.||3.5 ppg/4.1apg|
|C||41||Joe Principe||6-9||220||Fr.||Gladstone, Mo.||2.0 ppg/2.1rpg|
|C||30||Charles Dunnington||6-10||215||Fr.||Washington, D.C.||1.1ppg/1.3 rpg|
|G||15||Heath Burris||6-4||185||Sr.||Va. Beach, Va.||4.5 ppg/0.7rpg|
|G||10||John Waller||6-4||180||Fr.||Richmond, Va.||3.1 ppg/1.0rpg|
THIS DAY IN ODU ATHLETIC HISTORY:
On Jan 20, 1999 Michael Williams scored 18 points and Cal Bowdler hauled in 15 rebounds as the Monarchs defeated UNC Wilmington, 76-62.
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. VCU:
ODU leads the series 31-26. Last year, the two teams split games.
VCU winning in overtime, 73-67 in Richmond and ODU winning 72-69 at Scope.
CAPEL VS. VCU: 7-5
CAA GAMES TODAY:
ECU at American
GMU at Fairfield
UNCW at James Madison
William & Mary at Richmond
ODU vs. CAA TEAMS:
East Carolina: 30-13
George Mason: 23-6
James Madison: 36-19
UNC Wilmington: 15-10
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)
Since 1970-71: 102-11 Best Record: 14-0 in 1974-75, 11-0 in 1976-77, 13-1 in 1973-74 & 1975-76
RECORD AT SCOPE: (2-2)
Best Record: 9-0 in 1992-93, 13-1 in 1979-80, 1983-84, 10-1 in 1994-95
CAREER HIGHS THIS YEAR:
|Rasheed Wright20 vs. Dayton||11 vs Gardner-Webb|
|Troy Nance||11 vs. NC State||11 vs. N.C. State|
|Charles Dunnington||6 vs. Gardner-Webb||6 vs. Gardner-Webb|
|Joe Principe||6 vs. Gardner-Webb||6 vs. Gardner-Webb|
|John Waller||12 vs. AU Puerto Rico|
|A. Themistocleous||7 vs. Stanford||3 vs. Stanford|
|Heath Burris||15 vs. Kansas St.|
|Ricardo Marsh||10 vs. VMI|
|Pierre Greene||25 vs. AU|
|Clifton Jones||15 vs. JMU (tied)|
|Clay McGowen||4 vs. JMU|
|Andre McCullum||29 vs. W&M|
MCCULLUM ON A ROLL:
Senior Andre McCullum has led ODU in scoring in two of the last three games. He is averaging 22.3 ppg in that span.
JONES HITTING THE BOARDS:
Clifton Jones leads the team in rebounding and has been the Monarchs top rebounder in 12 of the 18 games. He ranks fourth in the league in rebounding and third in offensive rebounding.
ODU has led at halftime in the following games (5-3). Gardner-Webb (37-31)
MONARCH RECRUITS-EARLY PERIOD
Cape Henry Collegiate * Virginia Beach, Va.
Two-Time All-Tidewater 18.3 ppg/9.2 rpg
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).
6-8 junior Aron McMillian has transfered to Guilford College in his hometown of Greensboro, NC.
Days of the Week:
When ODU Outrebounds Opp: 3-4
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.
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:
Log onto GOTOBUTTON BM_1_ www.oducourt.com 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.
LI> Cal Bowdler ('99) Atlanta- 0.9 ppg/ 0.9 rpg in 12 games. (averaged 2.7 ppg/1.8 rpg.. Last year...)
ODU plays crosstown rival Norfolk State Thursday in Scope 7:35 pm