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Monarchs Host C-USA Leader UTEP Saturday Night

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Release: February 07, 2014
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GAME NOTES
Old Dominion Monarchs (11-12/5-3) vs. UTEP Miners (17-6/7-1)
Feb. 8, 2014 - Ted Constant Convocation Center  

Harris Teeter Ticket Discount Night ($5 off with VIC card)
PROMOTION: Boy Scout Night
Halftime Recognition: ODU Men's Soccer Team

RADIO
The Monarchs radio broadcasts are on ESPN 94.1 in Hampton Roads; WZEZ 100.5 in Richmond and WBRG 104.5 FM & 1050 AM in Lynchburg, Va. Play-by-Play announcer is Ted Alexander. Billy Mann will serve as color analyst for all home games. Dave Twardzik will be a contributor to Monarch Courtside pre-game show at home games and color commentary for all road games. Rick Kiefner will host the Monarch Courtside program at home games.

STREAMING
All fans can watch and listen to the Lady Monarchs over the internet with Monarch Media on www.odusports.com All home games will be video streamed live from the Constant Center in HD. A Monarch Media subscription can be accessed by going to ODUSports.com, then clicking Multimedia then Monarch Media.

The ODU InGame Mobile App
The ODU InGame App is completely FREE and is compatible with Apple and Android products. The ODU InGame Mobile App includes LIVE stats for basketball games (and football, soccer and baseball), links for the live radio broadcast, social media feeds and up to the minute fan information!

Group Sales
For group outings (10+ tickets), please call Todd McKeating at (757)-683-7087 for special rates!

MONARCH PROBABLE STARTERS  
G  1  Aaron Bacote, 6-4, So., Hampton, VA. 17.0 ppg/ 3.2 rpg
G  3  Keenan Palmore, 6-1, So., Stone Mountain, GA. 11.2 ppg/ 3.6 rpg
F  21 Denzell Taylor, 6-7, Fr.,  Brampton, Ontario 5.2 ppg/ 6.5 rpg
F  23 Richard Ross, 6-6, R-Jr.  Wichita Falls, TX.  9.2 ppg/ 7.2  rpg
G   0   Jordan Baker, 6-2,  Fr.  Hampton, VA. 4.9 ppg/ 2.2 rpg

OFF THE BENCH
G    0   Jordan Baker, 6-2,  Fr.       Hampton, VA. 4.9 ppg/ 2.2 rpg
G  4  Dimitri Batten, 6-3, R-Jr., Newport News, Va., 11.4  ppg/4.3 rpg
G  10  Martin Shaw    5-11 So.     Hampton, VA.  0.0 ppg/ 0.0 rpg
F  11  Joe Ebondo      6-7    Jr.       Euless, TX.        1.3 ppg/ 3.6 rpg
G 22   Ambrose Mosley 6-2, R-Fr. Jacksonville, Fl. 5.0 ppg/2.8 rpg
F  40   Anton Larsen     7-0  R-Sr.   Copenhagen, Denmark  0.6 ppg/ 1.0 rpg
G 25   Sean-Michael King  6-1, Jr.  Alexandria, VA.   0.0 ppg/ 0.0 rpg

UTEP PROBABLE STARTERS
F 32  Vince Hunter   6-8 Fr. 12.1 ppg/ 7.0 rpg
C  21 John Bohannon  6-11 Sr ,10.7 ppg/8.5 rpg
C  41 Matt Willms   7-1, Fr.    4.8 ppg/ 3. rpg
G   4  Julian Washburn  6-8, Jr. 12.7 ppg/ 3.5 rpg
G   5   C.J. Cooper   6-0, Jr   9.4 ppg/ 2.0 rpg   

HEAD COACHES:
ODU: Jeff Jones (Virginia '82): 358-286 in 22nd season- 11-12 at ODU - 1st year
UTEP: Tim Floyd (Louisiana Tech'77) 402-227 in 20th season / 74-47 at UTEP-4th year 

 SERIES VS. UTEP This is the first meeting between the two schools. The Miners, winners of seven straight are currently tied for first place in C-USA and are unbeaten on the road in league games. UTEP head coach Tim Floyd is in his fourth season and has been a head coach at Idaho, New Orleans, USC and the NBA Chicago Bulls and New Orleans Hornets.

LAST GAME The Monarchs ended a two-game slide with a 69-61 victory over UTSA Thursday night.  Aaron Bacote led all scorers with 22 points, while Keenan Palmore added 16 and Jordan Baker scored 13 off the bench. Richard Ross scored nine points and hauled down a game high 10 rebounds. ODU outscored the Roadrunners, 45-36 in the second half.  The Monarchs shot .435 from the floor for the game (.500 in the second half) while UTSA shot .392 for the game.

 THIS DAY IN ODU HISTORY Feb. 8, 2012 – Nick Wright scored 14 points and 10 of 11 Monarchs scored atleast one point as ODU defeated William & Mary, 70-51 in Williamsburg.

COMPARING THE TEAMS
                       ODU          UTEP
SCORING      64.9           69.9
OPP AVG      65.2            63.8
FGPCT          .428           .460
3PT FGPCT: .315           .337
FT PCT          .607         .681
REBS             36.5           37.2
ASSTS            10.6          13.7
TO:                 13.4          13.4
STLS:              6.3             5.2
BLKS               4.0             4.0

KENT BAZEMORE (’10) NBA UPDATES
GP/GS   MINS    FG     3PT      FT         RBS   AST  STL     TP
40/0       7.0    33-87   9-35   17-32    39     19      11      92

MONARCHS TOP 5 C-USA TEAM STAT RANKINGS
Scoring Defense:   3rd   at  65.2
Rebounding Defense: 5th   34.2
Field Goal PCT Def: 7th at .420

MONARCHS  C-USA INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS
Scoring: Bacote         5th at 17.0
Rebounding: Ross    12th at 7.3
Assists: Bacote        13th at 3.2
Field Goal PCT:   Ross at .517
Free Throw PCT: Bacote 8th at .793

 C-USA STANDINGS
Conference Overall

UTEP                        7-1 17-6
Southern Miss        6-1 19-3
LA Tech                    7-2 19-5
Middle Tennessee 6-2 16-7
Charlotte                  5-3 14-7
Old Dominion         5-3 11-12
Tulsa                        5-3 10-12
FIU                           4-4  12-11
Tulane                    3-4  11-11
UAB                         3-5  14-8
Florida Atlantic       3-5  8-15
UTSA                        3-5 7-14
North Texas            2-6 11-11
Marshall                  2-6  8-15
Rice                          2-7  7-15
East Carolina         1-7 12-11

 NEXT GAME: ODU travels to North Texas on Feb. 13, then at Tulsa on Feb. 15. 

 

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