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Monarchs Host Cleveland State Sunday In ESPN2 Bracketbuster Game

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Release: February 18, 2011
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OLD DOMINION (21-6) VS. CLEVELAND STATE (23-5)

Feb. 20, 2011

MONARCH PROBABLE STARTERS

F 35 Ben Finney, 6-5, Sr., Portsmouth, Va. 9.4 ppg/ 6.3 rpg

F 20 Chris Cooper, 6-9, JR., Dumfries, VA. 5.4 ppg/ 5.7 rpg

C 21 Frank Hassell, 6-9, RS, Sr. Chesapeake, VA. 13.9 ppg/ 9.5 rpg

G 24 Kent Bazemore, 6-5, RS JR. Kelford, NC. 12.2 ppg/ 5.1 rpg

G 3 Darius James, 6-0, Sr., Virginia Beach, Va. 6.7 ppg/ 3.2 apg

OFF THE BENCH

F 33 Keyon Carter, 6-8, RS Sr., Riviera Beach, Fl. 7.0 ppg/ 3.8 rpg

G 15 Trian Iliadis, 6-3, Jr., Perth, W. Australia 5.8 ppg/ 1.5 rpg

G 22 Marquel De Lancey, 6-0, JR., Alexandria, VA. 1.9 ppg/ 1.7 apg

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

C 40 Anton Larsen, 7-0, RS-Fr., Copenhagen, Denmark 1.9 ppg/ 1.1 rpg.

ODU ON TV/RADIO

ODU Radio ESPN 94.1

(Ted Alexander, Cal Bowdler, Rick Kiefner)

TV - ESPN2, Channel 60 on Cox in Hampton Roads

Todd Harris and Mark Adams

SERIES VS. CLEVELAND STATE

This is the first ever meeting between the two teams.

CSU ranks 9th in Mid-Major Poll/ODU 8th

CSU RPI is 37/ODU is 29

ODU has played other teams in the Horizon League.

ODU is 0-2 vs. Butler, 1-1 vs. Wright State; 1-1 vs. UIC

ODU AND BRACKETBUSTER GAMES

This will be the Monarchs sixth Bracketbuster's game and all have been televised. ODU is 5-1.

2005-06 W Marist 84-71

2006-07 W at Toledo 73-70

2007-08 W Bucknell, 65-55

2008-09 W Liberty, 80-56

2009-10 L at No. 24 Northern Iowa, 71-62

LAST GAME

ODU used a 13-1 run to close out a 60-43 victory over Georgia State Tuesday night. Frank Hassell led ODU

with 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Ben Finney added 11 pointss and 10 boards. It was Hassell's 11th double-double

of the season and Finney's third. Kent Bazemore also scored 12 points and blocked three shots. ODU edged GSU in

rebounds, 38-37. The Monarchs committed only nine turnovers.

ODU ON ESPN NETWORK THIS YEAR

Jan. 13 at Drexel on ESPNU

Jan. 29 vs Towson on ESPNU

Feb. 12 at VCU ESPN2

Feb. 20 vs. Cleveland State ESPN2

Feb. 24 at JMU ESPNU

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

Sunday's game is a "White Out"

ODU ranks 7th nationally in scoring defense at 57.8

Frank Hassell now has 1143 career points and 844 career rebounds.

Ben Finney has 1153 career points and 761 career rebounds

Finney ranks 7th all-time at ODU with 183 career steals.

ODU is averaging 7,653 through 14 home games.

ODU has outrebounded 26 of 27 opponents.

ODU ranks second nationally in rebound margin at +11.1

Blaine Taylor

Year by Year as a Head coach

2010-11: 21-6

208-109 at ODU (10th year)

Total: 351-174

CAREER STARTS BY YEAR

Hassell 27

Finney 27

James 26

Bazemore 26

Cooper 18

TEAM RANKINGS

Scoring Offense:7th64.5

Scoring Defense:1st57.8(7th nationally)

Scoring margin:3rd+6.7

Free Throw PCT:10th.661

FG PCT:9th.428

FG PCT DEF:3rd.404

3PT FG PCT:11th.322

3PT FG DEF:10th.371

Rebounding:2nd40.3

REB Margin:1st+11.1 (2nd nationally)

Blocked Shots:1st4.7

Steals:3rd7.0

Assists:3rd14.4

Asst/TO Ratio:5th1.1

INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS IN THE CAA

Scoring:Hassell14th13.9

FGPCT :Hassell5th.538

REBS:Hassell2nd9.5 (35th nationally)

3PT FG PCT:Iliadis15th.358

Steals:Bazemore1st2.3 (20th nationally)

COMPARING THE OPPONENT

ODUCSU

Scoring64.571.8
FG PCT:.428.440
FG PCT DEF:.404.406
3PT FG PCT:.322.359
3PT FG DEF:.371.310
FT PCT:.661.720
REBS:40.335.3
REB Margin:+11.1+ 1.9
AST:14.411.7
TO:12.612.3
STLS:7.07.5
BLKS:4.73.0

TED CONSTANT CENTER RECORDS

No Place Like the TED

2010-11 12-2

Totals 118-23 (.836)

ALL TIME GAMES PLAYED

UPDATE

132 Ben Finney 2008-

131 Frank Hassell 2008-

131 Darius James 2008-

ODU ALL TIME REBOUNDERS

10. Hassell 130 2008- 844 6.5

ODU ALL TIME STEALS LEADERS

7. Ben Finney 2008--pres. 183

10. Kent Bazemore 2009-pres. 162

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