ODU vs. VCU Gamenotes

February 23, 2001
By ODU Athletics
Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001 Siegel Center
ESPN 1310 Radio 4:07 p.m./HTS TV

The Monarchs:

LAST GAME: The Monarchs ended a three-game losing streak with a 78-70 victory over CAA leader George Mason Wednesday night. The victory game Jeff Capel his 200th career collegiate win. Rasheed Wright led with 18 points, while Ricardo Marsh scored 15. Both Andre McCullum and Clifton Jones performed double-doubles. McCullum with 13 points and ten boards, Jones 13 points and 13 rebounds. ODU shot .617 (29-47) from the floor and outrebounded GMU, 35-28. Two-Time CAA Player of the Year George Evans was held to just nine points.

JEFF CAPEL-HEAD COACH:(Fayetteville State '77), is in his seventh year at the helm of the Monarchs. He is 200-159 in his12th season and 121-94 at Old Dominion. Capel was the1995 CAA and NABC District IV Coach of the Year. In 1997 he was named Virginia College Coach of the Year. He won his 100th collegiate victory in the Monarchs 89-81 triple overtime win over ninth ranked Villanova in the 1995 NCAA Tournament. Capel was 16-14 in 1994 at NCA&T, losing in the NCAA first round to Arkansas. He compiled a 63-51 mark at his alma mater, Fayetteville State, taking the Broncos to the NCAA Div. II regionals in 1993. Capel was inducted into the Fayetteville State University Hall of Fame in 1999. His Monarch teams have reached the CAA finals three times, winning twice.

F 04 Andre McCullum, 6-6, 210,Sr., Whiteville, NC     12.7ppg/ 5.1 rpg
F 21 Ricardo Marsh, 6-7, 215, So., Mebane, NC.        9.5ppg/ 4.4 rpg
C 34 Clifton Jones, 6-7, 225, Sr, Pleasantville, NJ.  7.1 ppg/ 9.0 rpg
G 12 Pierre Greene, 6-2, 180, Jr, Chicago, ILL.       12.3ppg/  3.7 apg
G 22 Rasheed Wright, 6-5, 190, So, Greensboro, NC.    9.8ppg/ 4.2 rpg

TOP SUBSTITUTES G 23 Michael Williams, 6-0, 170, Sr, Thomasville, Ga. 5.1ppg/ 2.0 rpg G 13 Troy Nance, 5-9, 170, Fr, Va. Beach, Va. 3.6 ppg/3.6 apg C 41 Joe Principe, 6-9, 220, Fr., Gladstone, Mo. 1.7ppg/ 1.9 rpg C 30 Charles Dunnington, 6-10, 215, Fr., Washington, DC 1.5 ppg/1.9 rpg G 15 Heath Burris, 6-4, 185, Sr, Va. Beach, Va. 3.9ppg/ 0.5 rpg G 10 John Waller, 6-4, 180, Fr, Richmond, Va. 2.9 ppg 1.1 rpg

THIS DAY IN ODU ATHLETIC HISTORY: Feb. 24, 1972. Dave Twardzik dishes out an ODU record 20 assists in a 120-78 win over Mt. St. Mary's.

TONIGHTS OFFICIALS: Reggie Cofer, Sean Hull, Alan Spainhour

INJURIES: Reserve center Joe Principe missed the GMU game with an ankle injury, but could see see action today. FATHER - SON COMBINATION: Jeff Capel, III, joins his father's coaching staff after a stellar career at Duke University. Capel scored 1,601 career points and ranks third all-time at Duke and 13th all-time in the ACC with 220 career three-pointers.

SERIES VS. VCU: ODU leads the series, 32-26. The Monarchs won the last meeting, on Jan. 20, 77-65 in Scope. Clifton Jones led with 19 points and 13 rebounds. ODU shot .600 (9-15) from three-point range, while VCU was (3-12).


ODU AT THE SIEGEL CENTER: 0-1, lost in overtime last year,73-67

ODU VS. VCU IN RICHMOND: 14-13. ODU last defeated VCU in Richmond in 1998-99, 82-72.

CAA GAMES TODAY:George Mason at Richmond JMU at American East Carolina at American

American        21-12
East Carolina   31-13
George Mason    24-6
James Madison   36-20
UNC Wilmington  15-11
Richmond        26-19
VCU             32-26
William & Mary  44-12
CAA TO EXPAND The Colonial Athletic Association Commissioner Tom Yeager announced on Dec. 13 that the University of Delaware(Newark, De.), Drexel University (Philadelphia, Pa.), Hofstra University (Hempstead, NY.) and TowsonUniversity (Baltimore, Md.)will join the conference effective July 1, 2003.
3-2 in 1999-00
104-11 (since1970-71)

Best Record:14-0 in 1974-75 & 11-0 in 1976-77 13-1 in 1973-74 & 1975-76

RECORD AT SCOPE (3-3) 218-90 since 1971-72 5-3 in 1999-00 Best Record: 9-0 in 1992-93 13-1 in 1979-80 and 1983-84 10-1 in 1994-95

CAREER HIGHS THIS YEAR Rasheed Wright 20 vs. Dayton 11 rebounds vs Gardner-Webb Troy Nance 11 points vs. NC St. 11 assists vs. N.C. State Charles Dunnington 6 pts vs. G.Webb & W&M 6 rebs vs. Gardner-Webb Joe Principe 6 pts vs. G.Webb & NSU 6 rebs vs. Gardner-Webb John Waller 12 vs. AU Puerto Rico A. Themistocleous 7 pts vs. Stanford 3 rebs vs. Stanford Heath Burris 15 pts vs. Kansas St. Ricardo Marsh 10 rebounds vs. VMI Pierre Greene 25 points vs. AU Clifton Jones 19 points vs. VCU(ties) 16 rebounds vs.Norfolk St. Clay McGowen 4 points vs. JMU Andre McCullum 29 vs. W&M & Norfolk St.

DOUBLE FIGURE LEADERS McCullum 17 Greene 16 Wright 13 Marsh 10

DOUBLE-DOUBLES: McCullum 5 Jones 5 Marsh 1

MCCULLUM : McCullum has 1,076 career points which ranks him 29th on the ODU all-time scoring list. This puts him 14 behind Oliver Purnell (ODU '75).He has scored in double figures in 10 of the last 12 games.

JONES HITTING THE BOARDS: Clifton Jones leads the team in rebounding and has been the Monarchs top rebounder in 20 of the 27 games. He leads the league in rebounding and offensive rebounding. He has hauled in ten or more rebounds 11 times this year. Jones has 574 career rebounds putting him 19th on the ODU all-time rebounding list. He is 22 behind Skip Noble's ('71) 596.

HALFTIME LEADS: ODU has led at halftime in the following games (8-5).

Gardner-Webb (37-31)
VMI (41-38)
Dayton (42-36)
Miami-Ohio (33-26)
UNLV (36-35)
JMU (37-24)
W&M  (36-25)
ECU (29-23)
NSU (35-32)
UR  (26-21)
at AU (41-22)
At UNCW (26-22)
GMU (34-28)
HONORS THUS FAR THIS YEAR Andre McCullum - Pre-Season All-CAA (in graduate school) He is also on the board of the NABC Student Athlete Advisory Committee.

Rasheed Wright - All-Tournament selection in the Puerto-Rico Shootout.

Pierre Greene - CAA Player of the Week (Jan. 8).

Rebounds       Clifton Jones   1st  9.0
Scoring        Pierre Greene   8th  12.3
Off.Rebounds   Clifton Jones   1st  2.8
Deff.Rebounds  Clifton Jones   1st  6.2
Blocks         Clifton Jones   3rd  1.6
Assists        Pierre Greene   6th  3.7
               Troy Nance      5th  3.6
Asst/TO Ratio  Troy Nance      2nd  2.1
FT %           Pierre Greene   5th  .768
               Andre McCullum  6th  .769
3PT FG %       Heath Burris    4th  .407
Steals         Pierre Greene   8th  1.3

Team Scoring Offense 5th 69.4 Scoring Defense 6th 69.2 Free Throw Pct. 5th 67.9 Field Goal Pct. 5th .430 Field Goal Pct. Def. 9th .448 3PT FG Made 4th 6.0 3PT FG PCT. 5th .341 Rebounding 3rd 36.3 Blocked Shots 5th 3.9 Assists 3rd 13.8 Steals 2nd 7.1 Off Rebounds 2nd 12.4 Def. Rebounds 7th 23.9

MONARCH TRENDS Days of the Week: Mon 0-1 Tue 2-0 Wed 5-4 Thu 0-2 Fri 0-1 Sat 5-6 Sun 0-1

BY MONTHS: Nov. 1-6 Dec: 3-3 Jan. 6-3 Feb:2-3 Mar 0-0

By Points: 45-60 (0-6) 61-70 (4-4) 71-80 (4-4) 81-90 (4-1) 90+ (0-0)

When ODU Outrebounds Opp:: 7-5 When ODU shoots 50 % or better: 6-0 ODU ON TV : 2-2 (beat Dayton & VCU/ Lost to Stanford & JMU)

ABOUT OLD DOMINION ODU is a state school located in Norfolk, Va. The University was founded in 1930 as the Norfolk Division of the College of William and Mary...the name Old Dominion is the nickname of the State of Virginia.

SCHOOL OF CHAMPIONS: Old Dominion's Field Hockey squad captured their ninth NCAA title with a 3-1 win over North Carolina. Led by four-time CAA Player of the Year Marina DiGiacomo who scored an NCAA record 167 career goals and 414 career points. DiGiacomo also was named the Honda Award winner for that sport, Old Dominion's fifth field hockey player to do so. The University athletic teams have won 28 National Titles (24 teams titles, Sailing 11, Field Hockey 9, Women's basketball 3, Men's Basketball 1)...Three wrestling individual NCAA titles (Div. II) and one Women's Individual Tennis title.

CAA TOURNAMENT This year's CAA Tournament will be March 3-5 at the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, Va. The finals will be live on Monday night, March 5 on ESPN2.

FIELDHOUSE FLOOR PROJECT: Log onto GOTOBUTTON BM_1_ www.oducourt.com for information on how to purchase your very own bit of Old Dominion basketball history in the form of an authentic piece of the original fieldhouse floor. Instructions and order forms can be found for plaques featuring an authentic piece of the floor. You may also call 1-800-968-9697. Prices range from $42-$130 and all proceeds benefit athletic scholarships at Old Dominion.

CAPEL CALL IN RADIO SHOW Jeff's weekly call-in radio show is Thursday from 5-6 on ESPN 1310 Radio.

MONARCH ALUMNI Cal Bowdler ('99) Atlanta- 1.4 ppg/ 0.7 rpg in 22 games. (averaged 2.7 ppg/1.8 rpg.. Last year...) Chris Gatling ('91) Traded to Cleveland during the off-season...He is averaging 12.3 ppg and 5.5 rpg thus far this season....He scored a career high 38 points vs. Sacramento on Jan. 10 of this year....Played in the NBA All-Star game in 1997. Odell Hodge is in Belgium,

Petey Sessoms tore his achilles in Poland and has returned for rehab....

Mark Poag is in Spain and Reggie Bassette is in Greece. Skipper Youngblood is in the Czech Republic. Dave Twardzik is an assistant with the Detroit Pistons. Mark West has retired after 17 yrs.

NEXT GAME: ODU completes the regular season with a home game vs. UNCW Monday at 7:35 pm. In the fieldhouse.

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