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Release: December 08, 2000
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Old Dominion returns home to play Kansas State of the Big 12 Conference Saturday night at 7:35 p.m. in Scope

The Monarchs:
Overall:1-7
Home:1-1
Away:0-4
CAA:0-1
Neutral:0-2

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.

TONIGHT'S OFFICIALS:
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.

NAIL BITERS
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
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.


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.

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.

FIELDHOUSE FLOOR PROJECT: CAPEL CALL IN RADIO SHOW
Jeff's weekly call-in radio show is Thursday from 5-6 on ESPN 1310 Radio.

MONARCH ALUMNI
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.

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