Coach McCray and the Monarchs defeated CNU in an exhibition last Friday, 77-42.
Coach McCray and the Monarchs defeated CNU in an exhibition last Friday, 77-42.
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Women's Hoops Opens 2018-19 Season at Campbell

November 05, 2018
By ODU Athletics
Old Dominion (0-0) at Campbell (0-0)
Details Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 5 p.m. ET (Pope Convocation Center -- Buies Creek, N.C.)
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The second season of the Nikki McCray era for Old Dominion women's basketball officially begins on Tuesday, as the Monarchs head to Campbell for the 2018-19 opener at 5 p.m. ET.

The game will be streamed on ESPN+ and also aired on Famous 1310 AM radio featuring commentary from Doug Ripley and Susan Montgomery.

Last Friday, Old Dominion defeated Christopher Newport, 77-42, in an exhibition at the Ted Constant Center. True freshman Ajah Wayne led the Monarchs in that contest with 18 points, 12 rebounds and seven steals.

From last season, ODU returns three players in Victoria Morris, Taylor Edwards and Dejah Carter

Morris led the team in scoring last season with 11.0 points per game en route to Conference USA All-Freshman Team honors. She became the first freshman to lead ODU in scoring since Celeste Hill in 1990-91. Her fellow backcourt mate Edwards also had a breakout season in 2017-18. The Portsmouth native averaged 7.6 points and a team-leading 6.0 rebounds. She also led the team with three double-doubles.

With six true freshmen and an average age of 19.33 on the roster, the Monarchs are tied for sixth-youngest team in all of Division I. 

The Camels are coming off of a 15-15 season last year. Under third-year head coach Ronny Fisher, Campbell was a strong defensive team last year, holding opponents to 51.9 points and scoring 55.6 points. The Camels lost their top two leading scorers from 2017-18. Forward Kyra Davis, at 5.6 points per game, is the team's top returning scorer.

This will be the first meeting between ODU and Campbell. 

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