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Monarchs Open C-USA Tourney Play Against Marshall

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Release: March 11, 2014
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CONFERENCE USA MEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
March 11-15, El Paso, TX. - No. 6 ODU (15-16) vs. No. 14 Marshall (11-21)

MULTIMEDIA
Radio:
ESPN Radio 94.1 in Hampton Roads
Broadcast will include a pre- and postgame show!; The Monarch broadcasts are on ESPN 94.1 in Hampton Roads; WZEZ 100.5 in Richmond and WBRG 104.5 FM & 1050 AM in Lynchburg, VA. The Play-by-Play announcer is ODU's director of BroadcastingTed Alexander. Dave Twardzik will be the color analyst for all home games.

STREAMING
The C-USA Digital Network will offer exclusive streaming coverage its men's and women's basketball championships as teams battle for titles in El Paso, Texas. The Digital Network will show a total of 23 live games as well as provide press conferences and feature stories throughout the week-long event.

Live online streaming will begin with first round games on Tuesday, March 11, with three men's games and four women's games. A total of eight second round games on Wednesday and another eight quarterfinals on Thursday will be available.
 
Due to programming restrictions, the semifinals and title games will not be streamed. The men's championship final on March 15 will be broadcast on CBS at 11:30 a.m. ET, while CBS Sports Network will air the C-USA women's final and both men's and women's semifinals games on Friday, March 14.
 
Complete championship schedules and coverage for the 2014 Basketball Championships may be found by visiting:
 
The C-USA Digital Network combines streaming audio and video content from Conference USA institutions with exclusive Conference USA-produced content to offer the most online video coverage of Conference USA athletics anywhere in the world. The C-USA Digital Network features live game broadcasts, exclusive behind-the-scenes video, game highlights, original programming and press conferences from 20 men's and women's sports across Conference USA.
 
Fans can have access to all of this great content with a monthly, renewing subscription that's available for $14.95 each month. Fans looking for greater value can purchase an annual renewing package for $119.95, for a total savings of $59. As basketball season winds down, fans may also sign up for the 2014 spring sports coverage with more live content on the C-USA Digital Network.

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 links for the live radio broadcast, social media feeds and up to the minute fan information!

QUICK BITES
ODU’s turn-a-round from last year is +10.
Ambrose Mosley and Aaron Bacote have both made 49 three-pointers this year.
The shorter Monarchs have outrebounded 21 of their opponents this year.
Head Coach Jeff Jones has 372 career wins
Head Coach Jeff Jones is the winningest coach in American U. history.
Jeff Jones was the first person to win the NIT title both as a player and a coach.
ODU is 4-4 in CAA road play.
ODU is 10-2 when leading at halftime
ODU has shot 50 percent or better from the floor eight times.
ODU’s best shooting from the field was .592 vs. ECU at home.
ODU finished 10-6 at home
ODU is second in the league in attendance at 6,190 (6,408 in C-USA home games)
Keenan Palmore and Denzell Taylor have started and played in all 31 games this year.
The 6-6 Richard Ross ranks 11th in C-USA in rebounding and second in blocked shots.
Asst. Coach Bryant Stith is a 10-year NBA veteran and played for Jones at Virginia.
Asst. Coach Bryant Stith’s son Brandan plays for ECU.
 
MONARCH PROBABLE STARTERS
G 1 Aaron Bacote, 6-4, So., Hampton, VA. 16.3 ppg/ 2.9 rpg
G 3 Keenan Palmore, 6-1, So., Stone Mountain, GA. 10.1 ppg/ 3.6 rpg
F 21 Denzell Taylor, 6-7, Fr., Brampton, Ontario 4.5 ppg/ 6.2 rpg
F 23 Richard Ross, 6-6, R-Jr. Wichita Falls, TX. 9.5 ppg/ 7.2 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. 4.2 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/ 3.5 rpg
G 22 Ambrose Mosley 6-2, R-Fr. Jacksonville, Fl. 6.2 ppg/2.8 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
 
ODU HEAD COACH
Jeff Jones: Record at ODU 15-16
Career Record: 373-304
SERIES VS. C-USA TEAMS
ECU         ODU leads 38-14 –( won twice 81-70 & 68-47)
Charlotte ODU leads (15-13 (Charlotte wins 74-63)
FIU          ODU leads 1-0 ( won 52-36)
FAU        ODU leads 2-0 ( won 65-60)
LA TECH: LA TECH leads 1-0 (LA TECH won 71-66)
Marshall   ODU leads 5-4 (ODU won 70-63)
Middle Tenn. Middle Tenn. Leads 1-0 ( Middle Tenn. Won 64-48)
North Texas   ODU leads 1-0 ( ODU won 72-62)
Rice                  ODU leads 2-0 ( ODU won 55-51)
Southern Miss. ODU leads 6-1 (Southern Miss won 75-60)
UAB         UAB leads 18-9 (UAB won 75-66)
UTEP      UTEP leads 1-0 (UTEP won 63-49)
UTSA 1-1 (ODU won 69-61)
Tulsa        Tulsa leads 2-0 (Tulsa won 76-37)
Tulane      ODU leads 3-1 (ODU won 70-64)
COMPARING THE TEAMS
                       ODU   MAR   MT
SCORING       63.6 73.0  71.2
OPP AVG        64.7 72.4   62.7
FGPCT          .428 ..434   .454
3PT FGPCT: .325 ..312  .339
FT PCT          .605 .624    .667
REBS             35.6 37.4   36.6
ASSTS           10.7 12.5  13.5
TO:                 13.5 13.0 12.3
STLS:             6.2   6.5   7.4
BLKS              4.3   3.8   4.7
 
MONARCHS TOP 5 C-USA TEAM STAT RANKINGS
Scoring Defense: 4th at 64.7
Rebounding Defense: 5th 33.8
Field Goal PCT Def: 7th at .417
MONARCHS C-USA INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS
Scoring: Bacote 5th at 16.3
Rebounding: Ross 11th at 7.2
Assists: Bacote 13th at 3.0
Field Goal PCT: 15th Ross at .532
Free Throw PCT: Bacote 8th at .785
 
Should the Monarchs win Wednesday, they will play third seeded Middle Tennessee at 4:30 ET on Thursday.

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