NORFOLK, Va. – The Old Dominion men’s basketball team (11-7, 4-2 C-USA) fell to LA Tech (12-6, 4-1 C-USA) by a 75-63 score on Saturday afternoon at the Ted Constant Convocation Center.
“LA Tech was the better team today,” said ODU head coach Jeff Jones. “They came out with more energy and I thought we were on our heels the whole game. There are no excuses. Now it is a challenge for us to respond to this.”
Zoran Talley finished one point shy of his career-high as he poured in 22 points to compliment four rebounds and four assists. B.J. Stith followed, scoring 17 points to go along with four rebounds. Also in double-figures for ODU was Trey Porter (4-7 FG), who went for 11 points. Ahmad Caver (five rebounds and three points) finished the contest with a career-high nine assists.
With 16:58 to play, the Bulldogs claimed the largest lead of the contest to that point, 45-29, utilizing a 10-1 run to start the second half. A B.J. Stith three-pointer cut ODU’s deficit to 10 (64-54) with 4:48 to play. The Bulldogs outscored the Monarchs 11-9 the rest of the way to pull off a 12-point win in Norfolk on Saturday afternoon.
For the game, ODU held advantages for bench points (24-2) and offensive rebounds (9-5).
In a first half that the Monarchs trailed by as many 11, LA Tech claimed a 35-28 lead at halftime. Zoran Talley led Old Dominion in the opening 20 minutes with 16 points (6-9 FG). The Bulldogs connected on 80% (4-5) from three in the opening half.
LA Tech has now won five of its last six and seven of its last nine games.
NEXT UP FOR THE MONARCHS Old Dominion will be back in action next Saturday, Jan. 21 at Charlotte for an 8:00 p.m. EST tip. The game will air on the American Sports Network (ASN).
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.