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ODU Cagers Will Host Second Round CIT Game At Scope On Sunday At 3 p.m.

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: March 14, 2012
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March 14, 2012

Old Dominion has advanced to the second round of the College Insiders.com Tournament (CIT) and will host a team to be announced on Sunday, March 18, at 3 p.m. at Norfolk Scope. ODU will play the Spartans of USC Upstate (21-12) from the Atlantic Sun Conference. They beat Kent State in the first roud, 73-58.

"With the Constant Center unavailable for us to host a CIT game due to the NCAA tournament, we are very grateful to Mayor Paul Fraim, John Rhamestine at Scope and the City of Norfolk for working with us on this quick turnaround to host this game," says athletic director Dr. Wood Selig. "I am sure for many of our fans, playing at Scope will bring back memories of many great Monarch victories in that venue. We look forward to a great weekend of basketball in Hampton Roads with the NCAA tournament at the Ted on Saturday and Monday and the Monarchs at Scope on Sunday. "

Tickets are available for purchase at http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0100486DF298C277.by calling 1-800-745-3000, or at the Norfolk Scope box office, which is open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday. All tickets are general admission at $10 for adults and $5 for ODU faculty/staff, military and youth 17 and under. Discounted tickets ($5) are only available in advance at the box office or the night of the game. ODU students will be admitted free with an I.D. All fans are invited to a pre-game and halftime social in the Exhibition halls, where a cash bar will be provided.

"The City of Norfolk and Scope's staff are delighted to once again be hosting ODU basketball. All of us have great memories of ODU playing their home games here and the stellar record ODU had on our home court. We look forward to seeing old friends and hosting a great game", says John Rhamestine, director of Seven Venues for the City of Norfolk.

Parking is available in the Scope underground garage, across from Scope on St. Paul's Avenue, and the Wells Fargo parking garage. In addition, fans riding The Tide will exit at the Monticello Station across from Scope.

The last time ODU played in Scope was Nov. 24th of 2001 in a 55-46 win over Virginia Tech.

This is the first ever meeting between the two schools. The Spartans are members of the Atlantic Sun where they were 13-5 this year. Atlantic Sun teams include: Belmont, Mercer, ETSU, North Florida, Florida Gulf Coast, Lipscomb, Jacksonville, Stetson and Kennesaw State.

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