Monarchs Set to Host William & Mary
By ODU Athletics
(20th Anniversary of the Monarchs upset win of #1 DePaul)
Wednesday, Jan.10, 2001 Scope Arena
ESPN 1310 Radio 7:35 p.m.
LAST GAME: The Monarchs defeated American, 61-53 Saturday night in the fieldhouse. ODU forced the Eagles into committing 28 turnovers and used a 13-5 run to start the second half for the win. Pierre Greene scored a career high 25 points.
The Chicago, IL. native had four assists and four steals. The Monarchs shot .523 (23-44) from the floor., but were outrebounded 37-21. ODU has won five of their last seven games. Greene was named CAA Player of the Week.
JEFF CAPEL-HEAD COACH:(Fayetteville State '77), is in his seventh year at the helm of the Monarchs. He is 194-153 in his12th season and 115-88 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 9.7ppg/3.9 rpg F 22 Rasheed Wright, 6-5, 190, So.,Greensboro, NC. 10.7ppg/5.1 rpg C 34 Clifton Jones, 6-7, 225, Sr, Pleasantville, NJ. 5.9 ppg/7.6 rpg G 12 Pierre Greene, 6-2, 180, Jr, Chicago, ILL. 13.7ppg/3.6 apg G 23 Michael Williams, 6-0, 170, Sr, Thomasville, Ga. 6.5ppg/1.8 rpg TOP SUBSTITUTES F 21 Ricardo Marsh, 6-7, 215, So, Mebane, NC. 9.4 ppg/5.0 rpg G 13 Troy Nance, 5-9, 170, Fr, Va. Beach, Va. 3.6 ppg/4.4 apg C 41 Joe Principe, 6-9, 220, Fr., Gladstone, Mo. 2.2ppg/ 2.5 rpg C 30 Charles Dunnington, 6-10, 215, Fr., Washington, DC1.3 ppg/1.4 rpg G 15 Heath Burris, 6-4, 185, Sr, Va. Beach, Va. 5.3ppg/ 0.7 rpg G 10 John Waller, 6-4, 180, Fr, Richmond, Va. 3.1 ppg/1.0 rpg
THIS DAY IN ODU ATHLETIC HISTORY:
Jan. 10, 1981...Billy Mann steals the inbounds pass and scores with eight seconds left to give the Monarchs a 63-62 victory over then number one ranked and undefeated DePaul. It was the Blue Deamons first ever loss in the Chicago Horizon.
scored 21 points and hauled in 16 boards, while Mann scored 16 points and Grant Robinson added 13 points and five assists for ODU. Terry Cummings led DePaul with 17 points and Mark Aguirre added 15.
Leslie Jones, John Corio, and Keith Maxwell.
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. W&M: The Monarchs lead the series, 43-11. ODU has won the last four games against the two teams.
CAPEL VS. W&M: 9-4
CAA GAMES TODAY:
George Mason at VCU
High Point at UNCW
ODU vs. CAA TEAMS:
East Carolina 30-12
George Mason 23-5
James Madison 36-19
UNC Wilmington 15-10
William & Mary 43-11
CAA TO EXPAND
The Colonial Athletic Association Commissioner Tom Yeager announced on Dec. 13 that the University of Delaware(Newark, De.), Drexel University (Philadelphia, Pa.), Hofstra University (Hempstead, NY.) and TowsonUniversity (Baltimore, Md.)will join the conference effective July 1, 2003.
RECORD AT FIELDHOUSE: (4-0)
3-2 in 1999-00
Best Record: 14-0 in 1974-75 & 11-0 in 1976-77
13-1 in 1973-74 & 1975-76
RECORD AT SCOPE (1-2)
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
20 vs. Dayton
11 rebounds vs Gardner-Webb
11 points vs. NC State
11 assists vs. N.C. State
6 pts vs. G.Webb
6 rebs vs. Gardner-Webb
6 pts vs. G.Webb
6 rebs vs. Gardner-Webb
12 vs. AU Puerto Rico
7 pts vs. Stanford
3 rebs vs. Stanford
15 pts vs. Kansas St.
10 rebounds vs. VMI
25 points vs. AU
15 rebounds vs. JMU (tied)
4 points vs. JMU
GREENE ON A ROLL: Junior Pierre Greene has led ODU in scoring nine times. He is shooting (23-38) .605 from the floor and averaging 18.3 points per game in three CAA contests.
JONES HITTING THE BOARDS: Clifton Jones leads the team in rebounding and has been the Monarchs top rebounder in nine of the 15 games. He ranks fifth in the league in rebounding and second in offensive rebounding.
HALFTIME LEADS: ODU has led at halftime in the following games (4-2). Gardner-Webb (37-31), VMI (41-38), Dayton (42-36), Miami (Ohio) (33-26),UNLV (36-35), JMU (37-24).
MONARCH RECRUITS-EARLY PERIOD
James Smith, 6-7 190
Cape Henry Collegiate
Virginia Beach, Va.
18.3 ppg/9.2 rpg
Alan Treese, 6-8, 200
Rutherford Hayes High School
12.5 ppg/ 8.3 rpg
T. J. Waldon, 6-5, 200
Kathleen High School
17.8 ppg/ 10.4 rpg
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.
Pierre Greene - CAA Player of the Week (Jan. 8).
Aron McMillian, A 6-8 junior ceter from Greensboro, NC., was granted a leave of absence from the team for an indefinite period of time to deal with stress related issues.
MONARCH CURRENT CAA STATISTICAL LEADERS (2000-01) Individuals Rebounds Clifton Jones 4th 7.6 Three-PT FG % Heath Burris 2nd .435 Off.Rebounds Clifton Jones 1st 3.2 Blocks Clifton Jones 3rd 1.6 Assists Pierre Greene 8th 3.6 Troy Nance 3rd 4.4 Asst/TO Ratio Troy Nance 3rd 2.12 Team Scoring Offense 4th 70.5 Scoring Defense 6th 72.2 Free Throw Pct. 6th 66.2 Field Goal Pct. 7th .428 Field Goal Pct. Def. 9th .464 3PT FG Made 4th 6.8 3PT FG PCT. 5th .345 Rebounding 4th 36.2 Blocked Shots 5th 4.0 Assists 3rd 14.2 Steals 7th 6.9 Off Rebounds 1st 13.5 Def. Rebounds 7th 23.0
Days of the Week:
When ODU Outrebounds Opp: 3-3
When ODU shoots 50 % or better: 3-0
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:
Log onto GOTOBUTTON BM_1_ 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.
CAA WEEKLY TELECONFERENCE CALL
All nine of the men's head coaches are available on the weekly CAA teleconference every Tuesday from 10:30 am to 12:10 p.m. Jeff Capel is on at 11 a.m. Call 877-630-8221.
Cal Bowdler ('99) Atlanta- 0.9 ppg/ 0.9 rpg in 12 games. (averaged 2.7 ppg/1.8 rpg.. Last year...)
Chris Gatling ('91) Traded to Cleveland during the off-season...He is averaging 11.9 Ppg and 5.5 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: ODU hosts William and Mary on Wednesday 7:35 in Scope.