Denzell Taylor ranks fifth in the country for offensive rebounds per game (4.36)
Denzell Taylor ranks fifth in the country for offensive rebounds per game (4.36)
Rick Voight

ODU Travels to Marshall Thurs. (C-USA TV), Then WKU Sat. (ASN)

January 04, 2017
By ODU Athletics

Old Dominion (9-5, 2-0 C-USA) at Marshall (9-6, 2-0 C-USA)
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 at the Cam Henderson Center at 7:00 p.m. EST
Watch ($): C-USA TV
Live Stats: CLICK HERE

Old Dominion (9-5, 2-0 C-USA) at Western Kentucky (8-7, 2-0 C-USA)
Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 at E.A. Diddle Arena at 6:00 p.m. EST
TV: American Sports Network (Enter Your Zip Code for Channel/Listing Help)
(((See Attached PDF for Clearance Sheets)))
Live Stats: CLICK HERE

HUNTINGTON, W.V. - The Old Dominion men’s basketball team (9-5, 2-0 C-USA) hits the road for a pair of Conference USA matchups. First, ODU will take on Marshall (9-6, 2-0 C-USA) on Thursday, Jan. 5 at 7:00 p.m. EST on C-USA TV. Then on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 6:00 p.m. EST, the Monarchs square-off against Western Kentucky (8-7, 2-0 C-USA) on the American Sports Network (ASN).

The Monarchs will look to win their third in a row and four of its last five on Thursday night.

Radio for Thursday and Saturday
Old Dominion Senior Associate Athletic Director Ted Alexander will take care of the play-by-play duties, while ODU Hall of Famer and former NBA champion Dave Twardzik will handle color commentary. Ted and Dave’s live pregame show will begin at 6:30 p.m. EST on Thursday and then at 5:30 p.m. EST on Saturday.

Radio: ODU Sports Network - ESPN Radio 94.1 FM (Norfolk), Sports FM 100.5 (Richmond), 94.1 FM WLVA and Fox Sports 580 (Lynchburg).

ALL-TIME SERIES: ODU vs. Marshall
-Thursday night will mark the 15th all-time meeting between these two schools.
-ODU leads the all-time series, 8-6.
-Marshall won both meetings last season, while ODU won both meetings during the 2013-14 season, as well as the 2014-15 season.
-These two schools first met during the 1966-67 season. Marshall won the first three meetings in this series.
-ODU is 2-5 all-time against Marshall in Huntington.

ALL-TIME SERIES: ODU vs. WKU
-Saturday night will mark the 33rd all-time meeting between ODU and WKU.
-The all-time series is split 50/50, with each team winning 16 of the 32 games.
-These two teams met a total of three times last season, as ODU claimed victory in all three meetings.
-The Monarchs enter Saturday’s game on a four game win streak.
-These two schools first met during the 1970-71 season in a game WKU won 96-82. In fact, the Hilltoppers won the first six meetings between the two schools.
-ODU is 4-14 all-time when playing WKU in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

ODU NCAA Ranking Highlights:
TEAM
-Scoring Defense Per Game: 2nd (1st in C-USA) – 56.40
-Offensive Rebounds Per Game: 7th (1st in C-USA) – 15.57
-Total Blocks: 22nd (1st in C-USA) - 79
-Blocked Shots Per Game: 25th (1st in C-USA) – 5.60
-Total Rebounds Per Game: 30th (2nd in C-USA) – 40.43
-FG % Defense: 36th (1st in C-USA) – 38.8%

INDIVIDUAL
-Offensive Rebounds Per Game: Denzell Taylor: 5th (1st in C-USA) – 4.36
-Offensive Rebounds Per Game: Brandan Stith: 28th (2nd in C-USA) – 3.50
-Total Blocks: Brandan Stith: 34th (3rd in C-USA) – 30
-Blocked Shots Per Game: Brandan Stith: 37th (3rd in C-USA) – 2.14
-Assist to Turnover Ratio: Ahmad Caver: 58th (2nd in C-USA) – 2.54

QUICK HITTERS
-All three teams enter the week 2-0 in C-USA play.
-Last weekend, Marshall and WKU each just defeated FAU and FIU.
-ODU has won four of its last five.
-WKU has won four in a row.
-70 is the least amount of points Marshall has scored this season (lost 111-70 at Ohio State). Since that loss, the Thundering Herd has not scored less than 80 points in a game.
-The most points ODU has allowed in regulation this season is 67 (vs. VCU [RV]), the Monarchs allowed 68 to No. 10 Louisville in a game that went to overtime.
-Thursday marks the first road conference game for ODU, while it also marks the first home conference game for Marshall.
-ODU has out-rebounded its opponents in 10 of 14 contests so far this season and is 8-2 in such games.
-ODU has allowed less than 60 points in nine of 14 contests so far this season and is 8-1 in such games.
-Brandan Stith has recorded four double-doubles this season.
-ODU is 1-2 on Thursday’s and 2-1 on Saturday’s so far this season.

For in-game updates all of ODU’s games, follow us on Twitter @ODUMBB.

SINGLE-GAME TICKETS
Single-game tickets for Old Dominion University men’s basketball are on sale now at www.ynottix.com or by calling 757-683-4444.

For group pricing (10+), please call Todd McKeating at 757-683-7087.

All ODU students get in free all year long.

VOUCHER BOOKS
The voucher book includes 10 ticket vouchers that can be redeemed for tickets to any remaining home men’s basketball games. The tickets can be used all at once to bring a family or group of friends or spread out amongst multiple games. If you run out of vouchers, simply come back and purchase another voucher book. At just $99 per voucher book, it represents more than $70, or 40%, savings over face value.

CLICK HERE FOR VOUCHER BOOKS

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