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Monarchs Travel To Hampton Wednesday Night

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
Release: December 03, 2002
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Dec. 3, 2002

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002, 7:00 p.m. Hampton Convocation Center

ABOUT THE MONARCHS: (1-2) * Lost at St. Joseph's on Sunday, 63-47 * Ricardo Marsh 16 pts/ Alex Loughton 14 pts/7 rebs * ODU defeated Campbell, 72-43/ Held CU to 18 pts in 2nd half. * Rasheed Wright led with 18 pts/ 9 rebs * Lost its home opener to North Carolina, 67-59 * ODU shot .292 vs UNC & .293 vs. St. Joe's. * ODU was 13-16 last season.

HEAD COACH: Blaine Taylor (Montana '81) * Top Assistant at Stanford the last three years * 142-65 at Montana (1991-1998) - five 20+ win seasons. * 397-172 in 19 years as an assistant and head coach * 1992 Montana team was 27-4 * 1992 National Rookie Coach of the Year * 1992 Big Sky Coach of the Year

MONARCH PROBABLES F 21 Ricardo Marsh, 6-8, 240, Sr., Mebane, NC. 14.3ppg/ 6.0 rpg F 22 Rasheed Wright, 6-5, 210, Sr., Greensboro, NC. 12.7 ppg/ 6.7 rpg C 40 Alex Loughton, 6-9, 235, Fr., Perth Australia 10.3 ppg/ 6.7 rpg G 24 Kiah Thomas, 6-4, 190, So., Norfolk, VA. 3.0 ppg /2.0 rpg G 01 Isaiah Hunter, 6-2, 160, Fr., Charlotte, NC. 4.0 ppg/ 3.3 rpg

TOP SUBSTITUTES G 13 Troy Nance, 5-10, 175, Jr., Va. Beach, VA. 0.7 ppg/ 2.0 apg G 10 John Waller, 6-4, 185, Jr., Richmond, VA. 5.7 ppg/ 3.0 rpg C 41 Joe Principe, 6-10, 245, Jr., Gladstone, MO. 1.0 ppg/ 1.0 rpg F 4 T.J. Waldon, 6-4, 214, Fr., Lakeland, FL. 4.0 ppg/ 4.3 rpg C 55 Janko Mrksic, 6-10, 270, Fr., Ontario, Canada 0.7 ppg/ 2.3 rpg G 3 John Morris, 6-1, 177, Fr., Camp Hill, PA. 2.5 ppg/ 0.0 rpg

THIS DAY IN MONARCH HISTORY Dec. 4, 1993 Petey Sessoms hits six treys in ODU's 92-66 victory over Hofstra in the finals of the Santa Barbara Tournament to start the season at 6-0.

TONIGHT'S OFFICIALS Leslie Jones, Emanuel Upton, S. Fitch

CAA ROOKIE OF THE WEEK HONORS: Last week, freshman Alex Loughton who grabbed eight rebounds and scored 13 points against North Carolina, was named CAA Rookie of the Week.

CAA GAMES TODAY: George Mason at Coppin State, 7:30 p.m.

SERIES VS. HAMPTON ODU leads, 5-1 First Meeting: 120-106 W in 1967-68 Last Meeting: 84-77 L in 2001-02 (ODU fieldhouse)

Other Series Results. 75-67 W in 1995-96 57-46 W in 1996-97 (at HU) 72-60 W in 1997-98 83-69 W in 1998-99

MONARCHS VS. MEAC TEAMS Delaware State 4-0 Last Played: 2001-02 W 72-61 Florida A&M 2-0 Last Played: 1993-94 W 89-51 Howard 3-0 Last Played: 1993-94 W 74-60 Maryland-East.Shore 3-0 Last Played:1990-91 W 95-70 Norfolk State 11-6 Last Played: 2000-01 W 69-62 NOTE: ODU will play Maryland-Eastern Shore on Dec. 14th.

MONARCHS SIGN ONE IN EARLY PERIOD ODU signed Valdas Vasylius from nearby Norfolk Collegiate High School. He is a 6-7, 215-pounder originally from Klaipeda, Lithuania. (19.6 ppg/12.2 rpg)

LAST TIME ODU DID THIS Started 1-3: 2000-01 Scored 90 or more points: 103-69 in 1998-99 vs. VMI Scored 100 or more points: same as above Won by 20 or more points: 29 vs. Campbell, 11-26-02 Lost by 20 or more: 25, Dec. 2001, to Memphis, 91-66 Gave up 90 or more points: 91 by Memphis, 2001-02 Won an overtime game: March 3, 2001 vs. William & Mary in CAA Trn. Shot 60 percent or better from the floor: .617(29-47) vs. George Mason Feb. 21,01 Shot less than 30 percent from the floor:293(17-58) vs. St. Joseph's, 12-01-02 Committed 20 or more turnovers: 22 at Towson, Jan. 14, 2002 Committed 10 or less turnovers: 9 vs. Delaware, Jan. 7, 02

LAST TIME AN ODU INDIVIDUAL DID THIS Scored 30 or points: 32, by Mark Poag at George Mason, 2-21-98 Grabbed 10 or more rebounds: 13 by Marsh vs. Hofstra in 2002 Grabbed 15 or more rebounds: 23 by Clifton Jones, Feb. , 2001 Had 10 or more assists:10, by Pierre Greene vs. JMU in 2002 Performed the double-double:Rasheed Wright vs. GMU in 2002 Two or more players with double-double:P.Greene & Marsh vs. JMU 2002 Performed the triple-double: Mark West, Feb. 17, 1982 vs. W&M (14 pts,11 rebs,10 Blocks)

TED CONSTANT CONVOCATION HIGHLIGHTS First Basket: 19, 16 Ricardo Marsh dunk vs. UNC First Trey: 16:25 by Jawad Williams of UNC First ODU Trey: 15:00 by John Waller First Free Throw Made: 14:39 by Sean May of UNC First ODU Free Throw Made: 14:22 by Rasheed Wright Most Points: 18, Rasheed Wright vs Campbell Most Points by an Opp: 18 by Jawad Williams of UNC. Most Rebounds: 9 by Rasheed Wright vs. Campbell Most Opp. Rebounds: 8 by Sean May (UNC), Dom.Klein & Tarick Johnson(Campbell) Most Treys: 3, by Rasheed Wright vs. UNC Most Opp.Treys: 2 by Jawad Williams and Scott Melvin of UNC Most Free Throws: 7-8 by Rasheed Wright vs. Campbell. Most Assists: 5, by Raymond Felton of UNC Most ODU Assists: 4, by Isaiah Hunter vs UNC. Most ODU Steals: 3, by Rasheed Wright vs. Campbell. Attendance: 8,424 (Sellout)

MONARCH CAA STATISTICAL RANKINGS Individual Scoring: Marsh 10th 14.3 Wright 15th 12.7 FT PCT: Wright 10th .786 3PT FGPCT: Wright 7th 417 REBS: Wright 12th 6.7 Loughton12th 6.7 Marsh 14th 6.0 ASST: Hunter 14th 2.1 Steals: Wright 5th 2.0 Off Rebs Loughton5th 3.67 Def. Rebs Wright 12th 4.67

Team Scoring: 10th 59.3 FG PCT: 10th .360 3PT FG: 9th .265 Rebs: 6th 38.0 Scoring Def: 1st 57.7 FT PCT: 3rd .695 FG PCT Def: 6th .407 3PT FG Def: 7th .333 Assists: 1st 12.3 Blocks 7th 2.0 Steals: 2nd 8.3

BLAINE TAYLOR'S RADIO CALL IN SHOW Every Thursday afternoon from 5-6 p.m. on ESPN 1310 radio with host John Castleberry.... NOTE: This Thursday will be 4:30 to 5:30. Fans can also e-mail questions to Taylor at

MONARCH ASSISTANT Kenny Gattison (ODU'86) Sun Belt Conference All-Decade Team and League Player of the Year in 1986.

DID YOU KNOW The last time ODU won by 29 or more points was a 103-69 victory over VMI in 1998-99.

Mike Jones ('95) is the new head basketball coach at DeMatha High School in Maryland.

Mark West ('83) Assistant General Manager with Phoenix Suns (Played 17 years in the NBA)

MILESTONES Ricardo Marsh has 943 career points and 481 career rebounds... Rasheed Wright has 820 career points and is shooting .762 from the free throw line.

NEW GAME TIMES Jan. 4 at VCU is 4 p.m. Jan. 11 home with William and Mary is 7 p.m.

NEW ASSISTANT: Rob Wilkes joins the Monarchs coaching staff. Wilkes, son of long time Stetson head basketball coach Glenn Wilkes served as an assistant at Florida State from 2000-02, and Georgia Southern from 1999-00. He also served as an assistant at Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL, from 1993-99. Lynn advanced to national post season all six of those years, including three NAIA and three NCAA Division II tournaments. In 1997, Lynn reached the NCAA Elite Eight.

SUMMER ACTIVITIES Rasheed Wright interned this summer in the office of University Relations.. Joe Principe interned in the ODU Athletic Media Relations office, and Ricardo Marsh attended Pete Newell's "Big Man Camp".

NEXT GAME: Dec. 7 East Carolina 7:00 p.m.


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