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Monarchs Host Towson Saturday In ESPNU Contest

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Release: January 28, 2011
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Jan. 28, 2011

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OLD DOMINION (15-5/6-3) VS. TOWSON TIGERS (4-16/0-10)

Basketball Alumni & Military Night

Approximately 500 tickets remain for the Monarchs contest with Towson at the Ted Constant Convocation Center. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for youth, senior citizens, and ODU faculty staff. In addition, all military will be admitted for only $7 to the contest, with proof of a military ID at the ticket windows. Tickets can be ordered online at www.coxtix.com, or by calling 1-888-3COXTIX. The Constant Center box office opens Saturday at 10 a.m. Former men's basketball players at ODU will be introduced at halftime.

MONARCH PROBABLE STARTERS

F 35 Ben Finney, 6-5, Sr., Portsmouth, Va. 9.7 ppg/ 6.1 rpg

F 20 Chris Cooper, 6-9, JR., Dumfries, VA. 5.5 ppg/ 5.7 rpg

C 21 Frank Hassell, 6-9, RS, Sr. Chesapeake, VA. 13.4p pg/ 9.2 rpg

G 24 Kent Bazemore, 6-5, RS JR. Kelford, NC. 11.5 ppg/ 4.8 rpg

G 3 Darius James, 6-0, Sr., Virginia Beach, Va. 6.5 ppg/ 3.0 apg

OFF THE BENCH

F 33 Keyon Carter, 6-8, RS Sr., Riviera Beach, Fl. 7.0 ppg/ 4.3 rpg

G 15 Trian Iliadis, 6-3, Jr., Perth, W. Australia 6.2 ppg/ 1.8 rpg

G 22 Marquel De Lancey, 6-0, JR., Alexandria, VA. 2.2 ppg/ 2.0 apg

G 2 Josh Hicks, 6-1, RS-Fr. Winston-Salem, NC. 1.3 ppg/ 1.0 apg

C 40 Anton Larsen, 7-0, RS-Fr., Copenhagen, Denmark 2.2 ppg/ 1.4 rpg.

ODU ON TV/RADIO

ODU Radio ESPN 94.1

(Ted Alexander, Cal Bowdler, Rick Kiefner)

ESPNU -Channel 232 in Hampton Roads

Scott Graham and Mark Adams

SERIES VS. TOWSON

ODU leads, 24-1

Monarchs defeated Towson, 51-47 at Towson on Jan. 3rd.

Frank Hassell scored 14 points with nine rebounds, and Ben Finney

Added 8 points and 10 rebounds. Philmore led Towson with 16 points and

Dupree added 10 points and eight rebounds.

Towson's only win over ODU was 67-55 in 2001-02 at the old ODU Fieldhouse.

ODU has beaten Towson 15 straight times.

BRACKETBUSTER ANNOUNCEMENT

The Bracketbuster announcement will be Monday, Jan. 31 at

6:30 p.m. on ESPNU.

LAST GAME

Frank Hassell's put back and free throw with 6.6 seconds lifted ODU to a 51-48

Come-from-behind win at Georgia State Wednesday night. Hassell finished the night

With 15 points and four rebounds. Keyon Carter scored eight points, while Kent Bazemore

Scored seven with six boards and three second half steals.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

ODU ranks 18th nationally in scoring defense 58.4

Alumni will be honored at halftime.

Frank Hassell now has 1048 career points and 779 career rebounds.

Ben Finney has 1102 career points and 719 career rebounds

Finney ranks 8th all-time at ODU with 175 career steals.

ODU is averaging 7,601 through 11 games.

ODU has outrebounded 20 of 21 opponents.

ODU ranks second nationally in rebound margin at +10.4

Blaine Taylor

Year by Year as a Head coach

2010-11 16-5

204-108 at ODU (10th year)

Total: 346-173

TEAM RANKINGS

Scoring Offense: 8th 64.3

Scoring Defense: 1st 58.4(18th nationally)

Scoring margin: 4th +5.9

Free Throw PCT:10th .644

FG PCT: 9th .425

FG PCT DEF: 4th .405

3PT FG PCT: 10th .323

3PT FG DEF: 10th .371

Rebounding: 2nd 40.3

REB Margin: 1st +10.4 (2nd nationally)

Blocked Shots: 2nd 4.7

Steals: 3rd 7.0

Assists: 5th 13.9

Asst/TO Ratio: 4th 1.1

INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS IN THE CAA

Scoring: Hassell 15th 13.4

FGPCT : Hassell 6th .548

REBS: Hassell 2nd 9.2

3PT FG PCT: Iliadis 15th .354

Steals: Bazemore 1st 2.2

COMPARING THE OPPONENT

ODU Towson

Scoring 64.3 69.3

FG PCT: .425 .443

FG PCT DEF: .405 .474

3PT FG PCT: .323 .352

3PT FG DEF: .371 .413

FT PCT: .644 .715

REBS: 40.3 33.0

REB Margin: +10.4 -1.2

AST: 13.9 11.8

TO: 12.8 13.5

STLS: 7.0 6.5

BLKS: 4.7 4.4

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