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Monarchs Play South Dakota State In CBI Opener

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: March 18, 2014
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Old Dominion Monarchs(16-17) vs. South Dakota State Jackrabbits (19-12)
March 19, 7 p.m. ET - Ted Constant Convocation Center

RADIO The Monarchs radio broadcasts are on ESPN 94.1 in Hampton Roads; WZEZ 100.5 in Richmond and WBRG 104.5 FM & 1050 AM in Lynchburg, Va. Play-by-Play announcer is Ted Alexander. Billy Mann will serve as color analyst for all home games. Dave Twardzik will be a contributor to Monarch Courtside pre-game show at home games and color commentary for all road games. Rick Kiefner will host the Monarch Courtside program at home games.

STREAMING
All fans can watch and listen to the Monarchs over the internet with Monarch Media on www.odusports.com All home games will be video streamed live from the Constant Center in HD. A Monarch Media subscription can be accessed by going to ODUSports.com, then clicking Multimedia then Monarch Media.

The ODU InGame Mobile App
The ODU InGame App is completely FREE and is compatible with Apple and Android products. The ODU InGame Mobile App includes LIVE stats for basketball games (and football, soccer and baseball), links for the live radio broadcast, social media feeds and up to the minute fan information!

Group Sales
For group outings (10+ tickets), please call Todd McKeating at (757)-683-7087 for special rates!

MONARCH PROBABLE STARTERS  
G  1  Aaron Bacote, 6-4, So., Hampton, VA. 16.1 ppg/ 3.0 rpg
G  3  Keenan Palmore, 6-1, So., Stone Mountain, GA. 10.0 ppg/ 3.6 rpg
F  21 Denzell Taylor, 6-7, Fr.,  Brampton, Ontario 4.4 ppg/ 6.1 rpg
F  23 Richard Ross, 6-6, R-Jr.  Wichita Falls, TX.  9.5 ppg/ 7.1  rpg
G  4  Dimitri Batten, 6-3, R-Jr., Newport News, Va., 10.6  ppg/4.2 rpg

OFF THE BENCH
G    0   Jordan Baker, 6-2,  Fr.       Hampton, VA. 4.3 ppg/ 2.2 rpg.
G  10  Martin Shaw    5-11 So.     Hampton, VA.  0.2 ppg/ 0.0 rpg
F  11  Joe Ebondo      6-7    Jr.       Euless, TX.        1.5 ppg/ 3.5 rpg
G 22   Ambrose Mosley 6-2, R-Fr. Jacksonville, Fl. 6.8 ppg/2.7 rpg
F  40   Anton Larsen     7-0  R-Sr.   Copenhagen, Denmark  1.3 ppg/ 1.1 rpg
G 25   Sean-Michael King  6-1, Jr.  Alexandria, VA.   0.0 ppg/ 0.0 rpg

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE PROBABLES
G  12   Brayden Carlson, 6-4, Sr.  15.1 ppg/ 3.5 rpg
G  4    Jake Bittle, 6-4, So.,    8.5 ppg/ 4.6 rpg
G  25  Chad White   6-6, Sr., 9.7 ppg/ 3.6 rpg
F  42  Jordan Dykstra  6-8, Sr., 16.0 ppg/7.7 rpg
F  34  Cody Larson, 6-9, Jr.  13.1 ppg/ 6.9 rpg

 HEAD COACHES:
ODU- Jeff Jones 16-17 (1st year)  374-303 (22nd year)
SDST- Scott Nagy 360-220 (19th Season)

ODU IN THE CBI
2008   W   Rider  68-65 (ot)
             L   at Virginia 80-76

PAST CBI CHAMPIONS
2013 Santa Clara
2012 Pittsburgh
2011 Oregon
2010 VCU
2009  Oregon State
2008  Tulsa

THE SERIES
This will be the Monarchs first ever meeting against South Dakota State, Radford or Oregon State.

COMPARING THE TEAMS
                       ODU         SDST       OSU   RAD 
SCORING      63.4           72.6       75.3    78.0
OPP AVG      64.5            68.6       75.0    73.5
FGPCT          .427           .449        .485    .478
3PT FGPCT: .326           .342       .393    .354
FT PCT          .614            .758      .696    .696
REBS             35.5            35.9     34.4    35.0   
ASSTS            10.3          13.2      13.5     13.0
TO:                 13.4          11.8       13.6     11.1
STLS:              6.2             5.5        4.9    7.2
BLKS               4.1             3.2        4.7     3.7

MONARCHS TOP 5 C-USA TEAM STAT RANKINGS
Scoring Defense:   4th   at  63.4
Rebounding Defense: 5th   33.7
Field Goal PCT Def: 7th at .420

MONARCHS  C-USA INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS
Scoring: Bacote         5th at 16.1
Rebounding: Ross    11th at 7.1
Assists: Bacote        13th at 3.0
Field Goal PCT:   15th Ross at .522
Free Throw PCT: Bacote 8th at .779
Blocked Shots: Ross, 2nd at 2.4

MOST IMPROVED TEAMS FROM LAST YEAR
Milwaukee            21-13      8-24    12.0 (NCAA)
UCSB                       21-9       11-20   10.5
Missouri State      20-11    11-22   10.0 (CIT)
George Washington  24-8  13-17  10.0 (NCAA)
ODU                         16-17   5-25        9.5  (CBI)
Alabama State            19-12     10-22   9.5 (CIT)
Northern Illinois   15-17    5-25       9.0

 BIG BLUE 5K AND BBQ
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ODAF, we have partnered with J&A Racing to host the inaugural ODU Big Blue 5K. This brand new spring event will debut on April 12, 2014 at 10:45am to help celebrate and kickoff the 2014 ODU Spring Football Game at 3PM at Foreman Field at S.B Ballard Stadium in Norfolk, Virginia. The 5K will take runners and walkers through the ODU campus and have them finish in Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium. Registered participants will celebrate their finish at the Big Blue BBQ immediately after the race that will include food, beer, wine, non-alcoholic beverages, live music, and an appearance by the ODU Men’s Basketball team. Race participants are then invited to attend the ODU Football Spring Game at 3:00PM. Registration is limited to 2000 participants.

 

 

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