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Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: January 09, 2001
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OLD DOMINION vs. WILLIAM & MARY GAMENOTES
(20th Anniversary of the Monarchs upset win of #1 DePaul)

Wednesday, Jan.10, 2001 Scope Arena
ESPN 1310 Radio 7:35 p.m.

The Monarchs:
Overall:6-9
Home:5-2:
Away:1-5
CAA:2-1
Neutral:0-2

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.

Ronnie McAdoo
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.

TONIGHTS OFFICIALS:
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:
American 20-12
East Carolina 30-12
George Mason 23-5
James Madison 36-19
UNC Wilmington 15-10
Richmond 26-18
VCU 31-26
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
102-11 (since1970-71)
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

Rasheed Wright
20 vs. Dayton
11 rebounds vs Gardner-Webb

Troy Nance
11 points vs. NC State
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
25 points vs. AU

Clifton Jones
15 rebounds vs. JMU (tied)

Clay McGowen
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.
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.

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

MONARCH TRENDS

Days of the Week:
Mon 0-1
Tue 1-0
Wed 1-2
Thu 0-2
Fri 0-1
Sat 4-2
Sun 0-1

BY MONTHS:
Nov. 1-6
Dec: 3-3
Jan. 2-0
Feb:0-0
Mar 0-0

By Points:
50-60 (0-4)
61-70 (2-2)
71-80 (1-2)
81-90 (3-1)
90+ (0-0)
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.

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:
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.

MONARCH ALUMNI
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.

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