ODU Welcomes Southern Miss Thurs. (7PM) and LA Tech Sat. (4PM on ASN)
Southern Miss (5-10, 2-1 C-USA) at Old Dominion (10-6, 3-1 C-USA)
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 at the Ted Constant Convocation Center at 7:00 p.m. EST
Watch ($): C-USA TV
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LA Tech (10-6, 2-1 C-USA) at Old Dominion (10-6, 3-1 C-USA)
Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 at the Ted Constant Convocation Center at 4:00 p.m. EST
TV: American Sports Network (Enter Your Zip Code for Channel/Listing Help)
Live Stats: CLICK HERE
NORFOLK, Va. - The Old Dominion men’s basketball team (10-6, 3-1 C-USA) returns home for a pair of Conference USA matchups. First, ODU will take on Southern Miss (5-10, 2-1 C-USA) on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 7:00 p.m. EST on C-USA TV. Then on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 4:00 p.m. EST (originally scheduled for 6:00 p.m.), the Monarchs square-off against Louisiana Tech (10-6, 2-1 C-USA) on the American Sports Network (ASN).
The Monarchs have won three of their last four and five of their last seven contests.
Old Dominion’s defense is allowing just 59.1 points per contest, which ranks sixth in the country. The Monarchs’ 15.13 offensive rebounds per game ranks eighth in the nation.
ODU’s 165 points scored over the last two games is the most in back-to-back games since the 2009-10 season (Logwood/Liberty).
B.J. Stith is coming off back-to-back games in which he set a new career high for points scored (21 at Marshall, 22 at WKU). Trey Porter is coming off a career-high for rebounds, as he hauled down 13 at WKU.
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 3:30 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. Southern Miss
-Thursday night will mark the 10th all-time meeting between the two schools.
-ODU leads the all-time series, 7-2.
-Southern Miss defeated ODU last season in Hattiesburg, 73-71.
-These two schools first met during the 1969-70 season, in a game ODU won 95-92.
-ODU won the first six all-time meetings.
-The Golden Eagles are 1-4 all-time at ODU.
ALL-TIME SERIES: ODU vs. LA Tech
-Saturday afternoon will mark the fifth all-time meeting between the two schools.
-Old Dominion leads the all-time series, 3-1.
-The teams met twice last season, as ODU won both meetings, the latter in the Conference USA Tournament, 68-52.
-The Monarchs have claimed victory in each of the past three meetings.
-LA Tech won the first ever meeting during the 2013-14 season.
-The Bulldogs are 0-1 all-time against ODU in Norfolk.
ODU NCAA Ranking Highlights:
-Scoring Defense Per Game: 6th (1st in C-USA) – 59.1
-Offensive Rebounds Per Game: 8th (1st in C-USA) – 15.13
-Total Rebounds Per Game: 19th (1st in C-USA) – 40.69
-Total Blocks: 26th (2nd in C-USA) - 87
-Blocked Shots Per Game: 27th (2nd in C-USA) – 5.4
-FG % Defense: 30th (1st in C-USA) – 39.2%
-Rebound Margin: 41st (1st in C-USA) – 5.8
-Total Rebounds: 43rd (1st in C-USA) – 651
-Offensive Rebounds Per Game: Denzell Taylor: 7th (1st in C-USA) – 4.06
-Offensive Rebounds Per Game: Brandan Stith: 34th (2nd in C-USA) – 3.33
-Blocked Shots Per Game: Brandan Stith: 40th (3rd in C-USA) – 2.07
-Total Blocks: Brandan Stith: 44th (3rd in C-USA) – 31
-ODU is 2-2 on the road this season and 2-1 on Saturday’s.
-ODU has out-rebounded its opponents in 12 of 16 contests so far this season and is 9-3 in such games.
-ODU is 8-1 when allowing less than 60 points.
-ODU is 6-2 at home this season (2-0 in C-USA play) and 38-6 at the Ted over the past 2(+) seasons.
-ODU is 2-1 in January so far this season and 1-3 on Thursday’s.
-Southern Miss is 0-4 on the road and 0-3 on neutral hardwood. Thursday night marks the Golden Eagles’ first road conference game of the season.
-Like ODU, LA Tech enters the week winners of three of its last four and five of its last seven contests.
-Southern Miss is led by Quinton Campbell (12.3 ppg) and Khari Price (10.5 ppg).
-The Golden Eagles are riding a two game win streak with wins over UTSA (77-59) and UTEP (73-65).
-Erik McCree (17.8 ppg/9.0 rpg), Jacobi Boykins (14.9 ppg) and Jalen Harris (11.2 ppg) all average double-figures for LA Tech.
-LA Tech also played in the first ever Vegas 16 Tournament last year, losing its first round contest to ETSU, 88-83.
-Brandan Stith did not re-enter the game after spraining his ankle on the last play of the first half at Marshall.
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