Keenan Palmore
Keenan Palmore
ODU Sports

Monarchs Host Howard Wednesday Night

November 12, 2013
By ODU Athletics

ODU (0-1) VS. HOWARD (2-0)
Nov. 13, 2013 - Ted Constant Convocation Center

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.


Season tickets may be purchased through the Old Dominion University Ticket Office for all home games. Prices are $210 for adults. University Faculty/Staff, Military, Young Alumni, and senior citizens (55 or older) can purchase season tickets for $192. Family Plan tickets allow a family of two adults and two children (17 years and younger) to purchase season tickets for only $420. Individual games are $16 for adults and $13 for children, University faculty/staff and military. For additional information, contact the ticket office at 757-683-4444 or go to

The Monarchs lost the season opener to Missouri State, 79-67 in overtime despite a career high 28 point performance from sophomore guard Aaron Bacote.  Richard Ross scored 14 points and tied his career high rebound total with 10 and Dimitri Batten added 12 points, and seven rebounds. Both Batten and Bacote led ODU with four assists each. Junior newcomer Joe Ebondo hauled down nine rebounds. Missouri State was led by Jarmar Gulley and Marcus Marshall with 18 points each.     

ODU leads the series: 4-0. The series began in 1981-82 with ODU winning 93-65. The Monarchs won in 1983-84, 84-64; in 1993- 94, 74-60 and last played in 2011-12, 53-43.

G  1 Aaron Bacote, 6-4, So., Hampton, VA 28.0 ppg/4.0 rpg 
G  3 Keenan Palmore, 6-1, So., Stone Mountain, GA. 3.0 ppg/3.0 rpg
G 4 Dimitri Batten, 6-3, RJr., Newport News, VA 12.0 ppg/7.0 rpg
F 21 Denzell Taylor, 6-7, Fr., Brampton, Ontario 0.0 ppg/5.0 rpg
F 40 Anton Larsen, 7-0, RSr., Copenhagen, Denmark 2.0 ppg/ 3.0

G  3  Prince Okoroh  6-5, 13.5 ppg/ 4.5 rpg
G  4  Ausar Madison 5-9, 5.5 ppg/ 2.5 rpg
G 11 James Daniel  5-11, 22.0 ppg/ 4.0 rpg
F 20 Solomon Mangham, 6-7 6.5 ppg/2.0 rpg
C 44  Oliver Ellison, 6-9  3.0 ppg/ 4.5 rpg 

ODU- Jeff Jones (Virginia '82) 0-1 at ODU; 353-287 in 21 years.
Howard - Kevin Nickleberry (Virginia Wesleyan '86) 23-69 in his fourth season;114-143 in 10 seasons.


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