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Denzell Taylor Earns Conference USA All-Defensive Team Honors

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
Release: March 07, 2017
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IRVING, Texas – Denzell Taylor of the Old Dominion men’s basketball team was named to the 2016-17 Conference USA All-Defensive Team on Tuesday afternoon. 

Taylor ranks sixth in the conference in rebounding with 224 (leads team) on the year for a 7.5 average (leads team) per game. The Brampton, Ontario-native has hauled down a team-leading 118 defensive rebounds. Taylor has been instrumental in Old Dominion ranking No. 1 in the conference for scoring defense, as the Monarchs allow just 61.1 points per game.

“Denzell’s impact on the program has been significant,” said ODU head coach Jeff Jones. “Even though you can’t look at statistics and say he did this, this and this. Having a guy like that makes everyone else better.”

2016-17 CONFERENCE USA ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM (*repeat selection)
Jacobi Boykins, Louisiana Tech, Jr., G, 6-6, 175, St. Petersburg, Florida
Ryan Taylor, Marshall, Sr., F, 6-5, 249, Indianapolis, Indiana
Reggie Upshaw Jr., Middle Tennessee, Sr., F, 6-8, 228, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Denzell Taylor, Old Dominion, F, 6-7, 220, Brampton, Ontario
*William Lee, UAB, Jr., F, 6-9, 210, Plantersville, Alabama

DaQuan Bracey, Louisiana Tech, G, 5-10, 170, Baltimore, Maryland
Jalen Harris, Louisiana Tech, G, 6-4, 190, Duncanville, Texas
Tyrik Dixon, Middle Tennessee, G, 6-1, 183, Bentonville, Arkansas
A.J. Lawson, North Texas, G, 6-5, 190, Bryan, Texas
Byron Frohnen, UTSA, G, 6-5, 205, Las Vegas, Nevada

For a complete look at the 2017 Conference USA Men's Basketball Championship presented by metroPCS headquarters, please CLICK HERE. This link will provide the schedule of events/bracket, TV schedule, ticket information and more. The 2017 C-USA Tournament will be held on March 8-11 in Birmingham, Ala. at Legacy Arena.

2017 Conference USA Championship Schedule
Legacy Arena at BJCC, Birmingham, Ala.
Wednesday, March 8
(8) WKU vs. (9) UTSA (Campus Insiders) - 12:30pm
(12) Southern Miss vs. (5) Rice (Campus Insiders) - 3:00pm
(10) Charlotte vs. (7) UAB (Campus Insiders) - 6:30pm
(11) Florida Atlantic vs. (6) Marshall (Campus Insiders) - 9:00pm
Thursday, March 9
WKU/UTSA vs. (1) Middle Tennessee (ASN) - 12:30pm
USM/Rice vs. (4) UTEP (ASN) - 3:00pm
CHA/UAB vs. (2) Louisiana Tech (ASN) -  6:30pm
FAU/MAR vs. (3) Old Dominion (ASN) - 9:00pm
Friday, March 10
Semifinal # 1 (CBS Sports Network) - 12:30pm
Semifinal # 2 (CBS Sports Network) - 3:00pm
Saturday, March 12
Championship Game (CBS Sports Network) - 8:30pm

For a more in-depth look into the men’s basketball program, be sure to follow @ODUMBB on Twitter, ‘ODU Basketball” on Facebook and odu_mbb on Instagram.


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