Iliadis, Cooper And Hill Lead Monarchs Over Northeastern, 69-57
By ODU Athletics
Jan. 23, 2012
Post-Game Press Conference:
NORFOLK, VA-- Trian Iliadis scored 18 and Chris Cooper added 15 points and ten rebounds to lead the Monarchs to a 69-57 CAA victory over Northeastern Monday night in before a crowd of 7,287 at the Ted Constant Convocation Center. Sophomore Donte Hill added 12 points as well for ODU.
ODU improves to 12-9 overall and 7-2 in the CAA, while Northeastern drops to 9-10 overall and 5-4 in the CAA.
ODU led, 49-47 with 6:50 left in the game after Kauri Black's layup, then outscored the Huskies 20-10 the rest of the way. Trian Iliadis hit a free throw, then Marquel De Lancey made a three-pointer for a six point lead, 53-47 with 5:32 left.
After NU's Alwayne Bigby's basket, Chris Cooper hits a free throw then Kent Bazemore scores for a seven point ODU lead. After a Northeastern basket, Iliadis, and Hill score back-to-back buckets for ODU, Cooper hits two free throws, followed by Iliadis for two more free throws and the Monarchs lead was 14, at 64-50 with 57 seconds left.
ODU outrebounded Northeastern, 40-34 as both Cooper and Bazemore hauled down 10 boards. For Cooper, it was his CAA best 11th double-double of the season.
Junior forward Nick Wright scored eight points and blocked three of ODU's nine shots tonight.
The Monarchs finished the night shooting .426 (20-47) from the floor, while Northeastern was .411 (23-56).
Northeastern was led by Quincy Ford with 18 points, follwed by Jonathan Lee with 13.
ODU travels to UNCW for a Wednesday night game in Wilmington. This will be ODU's third game in a stretch of five in 11 days.