ODU Returns Home to Face Kansas State
LAST GAME: The Monarchs lost to Richmond, 76-52 in the season CAA opener for both teams. The Spiders shot .566 (30-53) from the floor and outrebounded ODU, 36-31. Old Dominion put three players in double digits. Pierre Greene scored 11, while Rasheed Wright and Michael Williams scored ten each.
JEFF CAPEL-HEAD COACH: (Fayetteville State '77), is in his seventh year at the helm of the Monarchs. He is 189-151 in his12th season and 110-86 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 F 04 Andre McCullum 6-6 210 Sr. Whiteville, NC 10.0ppg/ 3.6 rpg F 21 Ricardo Marsh 6-7 215 So. Mebane, NC. 10.3ppg/ 4.1 rpg C 41 Joe Principe 6-9 220 Fr. Gladstone, MO. 3.5ppg/ 2.7 rpg G 12 Pierre Greene 6-2 180 Jr. Chicago, ILL. 10.9ppg/3.3 apg G 13 Troy Nance 5-9 170 Fr. Va. Beach, Va. 3.8ppg/4.3 apg TOP SUBSTITUTES G 23 Michael Williams 6-0 170 Sr. Thomasville, Ga. 6.6ppg/2.3 rpg F 34 Clifton Jones 6-7 225 Sr. Pleasantville, NJ. 5.6ppg/6.5 rpg F 22 Rasheed Wright 6-5 190 So. Greensboro, NC. 10.0ppg/5.3 rpg C 30 Charles Dunnington 6-10 215 Fr. Washington, DC2. 3 ppg/2.0 rpg C 03 Aron McMillian 6-8 250 Jr. Greensboro, NC. 1.7ppg/1.1 rpg G 15 Heath Burris 6-4 185 Sr. Va. Beach, Va. 4.0ppg/ 1.1 rpg G 10 John Waller 6-4 180 Fr. Richmond, Va. 3.8 ppg/1.0 rpg
THIS DAY IN ODU ATHLETIC HISTORY:
Dec. 9, 1972 Ricky Michaelson scored 32 points to lead the Monarchs to a 104-91 win over Georgia Southern in Statesboro, Ga....Dec. 9, 1971 Dave Twardzik scored 25 points, but the Monarchs lost in overtime to crosstown rival Norfolk State, 122-119.
Ray Styons, Chuck Pitts, Bill Humes
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. KANSAS STATE:
K-State leads the series, 1-0. The two teams first played last year in Manhattan, KS. The Wildcats won, 68-64.
CAPEL VS. Kansas State: 0-1 ODU VS. BIG 12 TEAMS: Baylor 1-0 Missouri 0-2 Nebraska 0-1 Texas Tech 1-1
MONARCHS LAST WIN VS. BIG 12 TEAM:
The Monarchs defeated Texas Tech, 74-58 in 1997-98 here in Scope.
CAA GAMES TODAY
William & Mary at American
George Mason at James Madison
Richmond at Geo. Washington
Florida Atlantic at Va. Commonwealth
ODU vs. CAA TEAMS : American 19-12 East Carolina 30-12 George Mason 23-5 James Madison 35-19 UNC Wilmington 15-10 Richmond 26-18 VCU 31-26 William & Mary 43-11 RECORD AT FIELDHOUSE: (1-0) 3-2 in 199-00 102-11 (since 1970-71) Best Record:14-0 in 1974-75 & 11-0 in 1976-77 13-1 in 1973-74 & 1975-76 RECORD AT SCOPE (0-1) 215-87 since 1971-72 5-3 in 1999-00 Best Record: 9-0 in 1992-93 13-1 in 1979-80 and 1983-84 10-1 in 1994-95 CAREER HIGHS THIS YEAR Rasheed Wright 19 points vs. GW 11 rebounds vs Gardner-Webb Troy Nance 11 points vs. NC St. 11 assists vs. N.C. State Charles Dunnington 6 pts vs. G.Webb 6 rebs vs. Gardner-Webb Joe Principe 6 pts vs. G.Webb 6 rebs vs. Gardner-Webb John Waller 12 vs. AU Puerto Rico A. Themistocleous 7 pts vs. Stanford 3 rebs vs. Stanford Heath Burris 13 pts vs. AU PR.
JONES HITTING THE BOARDS: Clifton Jones leads the team in rebounding and has been the Monarchs top rebounder in five of the eight games. 3rd in CAA in Off.Rebs
LEADING AT HALFTIME: ODU has led at halftime in the following games. Gardner-Webb (37-31) Miami-Ohio (33-26)
TAKING CARE OF THE BALL: Freshman Troy Nance and junior Pierre Greene rank ninth and tenth respectfully in assist to turnover ration in the CAA.
LAST TIME ODU WAS 1-7: 1940-41 That same year the team was also 1-8.
LAST TIME ODU LOST SEVEN STRAIGHT: 1986-87 (that team lost a total of ten straight.
Last year, the Monarchs lost 11 games by six points or less and nine by four points or less along with four overtime games on the road. This year, ODU has lost three games by five points or less and one by nine.
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 (in graduate school)
He is also on the board of the NABC Student Athlete Advisory
Rasheed Wright - All-Tournament selection in the Puerto-Rico Shootout.
MONARCH CURRENT CAA STATISTICAL LEADERS (2000-01) Individuals Rebounds Clifton Jones 8th 6.5 Three-PT FG % John Waller 5th .500 Off.Rebounds Clifton Jones 3rd 2.9 Blocks Clifton Jones 9th 1.1 Assists Pierre Greene 9th 3.3 Asst/TO Ratio Pierre Greene 10th 1.73 Troy Nance 9th 1.59 Team Scoring Offense 7th 69.6 Scoring Defense 8th 75.5 Free Throw Pct. 8th 62.1 Field Goal Pct. 7th .413 Field Goal Pct. Def. 9th .498 3PT FG PCT. 4th .358 Rebounding 5th 36.5 Blocked Shots 4th 3.37 Assists 8th 12.5 Steals 7th 6.25 Off Rebounds 1st 15.25 Def. Rebounds 9th 21.25 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
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:
Jeff's weekly call-in radio show is Thursday from 5-6 on ESPN 1310 Radio.
Cal Bowdler ('99) Atlanta- 1.0 ppg/ 0.5 rpg (averaged 2.7 ppg/1.8 rpg.. Last year...)
Chris Gatling ('91) Traded to Cleveland during the off-season...He is averaging 11.5 Ppg and 6.1 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. Dave Twardzik is an assistant with the Detroit Pistons. Mark West has retired.
NEXT GAME: Old Dominion breaks for exams before hosting VMI on Saturday, Dec. 16 in the fieldhouse at 7:35 p.m. The Monarchs then travel to Dayton on Dec. 19 for a TV game, then to Ill-Chicago on Dec. 21.