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ODU vs. Illinois-Chicago Game Notes

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: December 21, 2000
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Date: Thursday, Dec. 21, 2000
Site: UIC Pavillion
Radio: ESPN 1310 Radio
Time: 8:00 p.m. ET

  • Overall: 4-7
  • Home: 3-1
  • Away: 1-4
  • CAA: 0-1
  • Neutral: 0-2

    LAST GAME:
    The Monarchs won their third straight game with a 81-76 victory at Dayton Tuesday night. Rasheed Wright and Pierre Greene each scored 20 points. Ricardo Marsh added 16 points with eight rebounds. ODU shot .59.6 (31-52) from the floor. Last Saturday, ODU defeated Virginia Military Institute, 89-81. Pierre Greene scored a career high 24 points, while Andre McCullum, Rasheed Wright and Heath Burris each added 11 points. Ricardo Marsh hauled in a career high tying ten rebounds. ODU shot .500 from the field and outrebounded the Keydets, 44-36.

    JEFF CAPEL-HEAD COACH:(Fayetteville State '77), is in his seventh year at the helm of the Monarchs. He is 192-151 in his12th season and 113-86 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:

    Pos. No. Player Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown Pts./Rebs
    F 04 Andre McCullum 6-6 210 Sr. Whiteville N.C. 9.6 ppg/ 3.3 rpg
    F 22 Rasheed Wright 6-5 190 So. Greensboro, NC. 10.6 ppg/ 5.5 rpg
    F 34 Clifton Jones 6-7 225 Sr. Pleasantville, NJ. 6.0 ppg/ 7.2 rpg
    G 12 Pierre Greene 6-2 180 Jr Chicago Ill. 12.5 ppg/3.3 apg
    G 23 Michael Williams 6-0 170 Sr Thomasville, Ga. 6.5 ppg/ 2.0 rpg

    TOP SUBSTITUTES:

    Pos. No. Player Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown Pts./Rebs.
    F 21 Ricardo Marsh 6-7 215 So. Mebane N.C. 10.0 ppg/ 5.3 rpg
    G 13 Troy Nance 5-9 170  Fr. Va. Beach Va. 4.0 ppg/  5.2 apg
    C 41 Joe Principe 6-9 220 Fr. Gladstone, Mo. 3.0 ppg/ 2.4 rpg
    C 30 Charles Dunnington 6-10 215 Fr. Washington DC. 1.8 ppg/1.8 rpg
    G 15 Heath Burris 6-4 185 Sr Va. Beach, Va. 5.6 ppg/ 1.0 rpg
    G 10 John Waller 6-4 180 Fr. Richmond, Va. 3.7 ppg/1/0 rpg

    THIS DAY IN ODU ATHLETIC HISTORY:
    Dec. 21, 1989 Chris Gatling scored 31 points and hauled in ten rebounds as Old Dominion defeated VCU for third place in the Richmond Times Dispatch Tournament, 77-67. Dec. 21, 1985, Keith Thomas scored 21 points and Kenny Gattison added 13 points with 12 rebounds in ODU?s 67-55 win over VCU in the third place game of the Richmond Times Dispatch Tournament.

    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. UIC: First Meeting
    CAPEL VS. UIC: 0-0
    ODU VS. MIDWESTERN:
    Butler: 0-1
    UW Green Bay: 0-1
    Wright State: 1-1

    LAST WIN OVER A MIDWESTERN TEAM:
    ODU defeated Wright State, 81-60 in 1998-99.

    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

    CAREER HIGHS THIS YEAR:
    Rasheed Wright 20 vs. Dayton 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 15 pts vs. Kansas St. Ricardo Marsh 10 rebounds vs. VMI Pierre Greene 24 points vs. VMI

    JONES HITTING THE BOARDS:
    Clifton Jones leads the team in rebounding and has been the Monarchs top rebounder in seven of the 11 games. He ranks seventh in the league in rebounding and second in offensive rebounding.

    LEADING AT HALFTIME:
    ODU has led at halftime in the following games.

  • Gardner-Webb (37-31)
  • Miami-Ohio (33-26)
  • Dayton (42-36)

    TAKING CARE OF THE BALL:
    Freshman Troy Nance and junior Pierre Greene rank 2nd and tenth respectfully in assist to turnover ration in the CAA.

    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.
  • Aron McMillian , a 6-8 junior forward from Greensboro, NC was granted leave of absence from the team for an indefinite period of time to deal with stress related issues.

    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:
    Long onto www.oducourt.com for information on how to purchase your very own bit of Old Dominion basketball history in the form of an authentic piece of the original fieldhouse floor. Instructions and order forms can be found for plaques featuring an authentic piece of the floor. You may also call 1-800-968-9697. Prices range from $42-$130 and all proceeds benefit athletic scholarships at Old Dominion.

    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.
  • 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:
    UNLV visits Norfolk on Dec. 31st.

    The first CAA home game is on Jan. 3 vs. JMU at 6:00 in the fieldhouse

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