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Blue-White Scrimmage Friday Night At 7 p.m.

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
Release: October 22, 2009
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Oct. 22, 2009

NORFOLK, VA-- ODU Basketball fans can get a sneak preview of the pre-season CAA favorite Monarchs Friday night at the annual Blue-White scrimmage. Game time is 7 p.m. in the Ted Constant Convocation Center.

The 13-man squad will be split into various line-ups within the two 16 minute halves.

The Monarchs were followed in the voting by Northeastern, defending CAA champion VCU and George Mason. Picked fifth was James Madison, followed by Hofstra, Drexel, Georgia State, Towson, William and Mary, Delaware and UNC Wilmington.

Old Dominion has advanced to postseason play for five consecutive seasons and closed last year by capturing the inaugural Tournament. The Monarchs, who have averaged nearly 24 victories over the past five seasons, return their top six scorers. Leading that group is senior All-CAA post player Gerald Lee, who contributed 15.5 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. Joining him in the frontcourt are junior Ben Finney (9.9 ppg/6.0 rpg), junior Frank Hassell (7.5 ppg/5.3 rpg), who was named the MVP of the CIT, and junior Keyon Carter (7.9 ppg/4.6 rpg). There is also experience in the backcourt with junior Darius James (6.9 ppg) and senior Marsharee Neely (7.1 ppg). Ben Finney received honorable mention selection.

Admission is free to the public.


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