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Monarchs Host Marshall Thursday

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: February 25, 2014
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GAME NOTES
Old Dominion Monarchs (13-15/7-6) vs. Marshall Thundering Herd (9-19/3-10)
Feb. 27, 2014, 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!

Dean's List Students : A record number of Old Dominion University student athletes earned Dean's List honors for the Fall, 2013 semester with Grade Point Averages of 3.4 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Thirty per cent, or 144 student athletes, achieved the honor and will be recognized on Feb. 27 during halftime.

MONARCH PROBABLE STARTERS  
G  1  Aaron Bacote, 6-4, So., Hampton, VA. 16.2 ppg/ 3.0 rpg
G  3  Keenan Palmore, 6-1, So., Stone Mountain, GA. 10.5 ppg/ 3.8 rpg
F  21 Denzell Taylor, 6-7, Fr.,  Brampton, Ontario 4.8 ppg/ 6.0 rpg
F  23 Richard Ross, 6-6, R-Jr.  Wichita Falls, TX.  9.2 ppg/ 7.  rpg
G  4  Dimitri Batten, 6-3, R-Jr., Newport News, Va., 10.8  ppg/4.3 rpg

OFF THE BENCH
G    0   Jordan Baker, 6-2,  Fr.       Hampton, VA. 4.3 ppg/ 2.1 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/ 3.6 rpg
G 22   Ambrose Mosley 6-2, R-Fr. Jacksonville, Fl. 6.1 ppg/2.9 rpg
F  40   Anton Larsen     7-0  R-Sr.   Copenhagen, Denmark  1.0 ppg/ 1.1 rpg
G 25   Sean-Michael King  6-1, Jr.  Alexandria, VA.   0.0 ppg/ 0.0 rpg.

MARSHALL PROBABLE STARTERS
G   1  Kareem Canty  6-1, Fr.   16.3 ppg/ 5.9 apg
G   2  Chris Thomas  6-5, SO.  12.7 ppg/ 3.8 rpg
F   0   Shawn Smith   6-6, Jr.  7.7 ppg/ 4.0 rpg
F  13  Cheikh Sane    6-9, Jr.   3.3 ppg/ 5.0 rpg
F  25  Ryan Taylor   6-5, Fr.   13.4 ppg/ 7.2 rpg

HEAD COACHES:

Marshall - Tom Herrion (65-63)  -  145-101 overall

ODU - Jeff Jones (13-15) -  371-301 Overall.

 SERIES VS. MARSHALL: Series is even 4-4. The last meeting between the two teams was 2009-10 season with ODU winning 70-62.  Marshall defeated ODU in Huntington in 2008-09, 68-64. Marshall assistant coach Mark Cline was an ODU assistant coach from 1994-99.

 LAST GAME: Aaron Bacote scored 25 points with five assists and Dimitri Batten added 17 with six rebounds in the Monarchs 71-66 loss to LA Tech.  Richard Ross grabbed a game high nine rebounds, while the Bulldogs were led by Alex Hamilton with 20 and Chris Anderson with 19. LA TECH hit 8-8 from the free throw line in the final 49 seconds of the game.

 THIS DAY IN ODU HISTORY :Feb. 27, 2010 – Gerald Lee scored 21 points and Frank Hassell added 17 points and six rebounds to lead ODU to a 73-70 victory over VCU  in front of  a sold out Constant Center to clinch first place in the CAA and top seed for the tournament. The Monarchs finished the season 14-0 at home and would go on to win the CAA tournament, advance to the NCAA second round with a win over Notre Dame.

 COMPARING THE TEAMS
                       ODU         Marshall
SCORING      63.2           73.8
OPP AVG      65.1            72.8
FGPCT          .418           .441
3PT FGPCT: .316           .307
FT PCT          .612         .622
REBS             36.0            37.2                                  
ASSTS            10.2          12.6
TO:                 13.6          13.1
STLS:              6.2             6.4
BLKS               4.1             3.6

 MONARCHS TOP 5 C-USA TEAM STAT RANKINGS
Scoring Defense:   4th   at  65.1
Rebounding Defense: 5th   33.9
Field Goal PCT Def: 7th at .418

MONARCHS  C-USA INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS
Scoring: Bacote         5th at 16.2
Rebounding: Ross    11th at 7.3
Assists: Bacote        13th at 3.2
Field Goal PCT:   15th Ross at .512
Free Throw PCT: Bacote 8th at .789
Blocked Shots: Ross, 2nd at 2.4

 

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