Monarch Maniacs
Soccer Voucher Books 2014
Football Style Guide 2014
Taylor's Tally
Stihl Soccer Classic 2014 Above Header
Tickets for Troops
College Colors Day

ODU Will Meet Colorado in NIT Wednesday Night

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
Release: March 12, 2006
Send this article to a friend Print RSS
Article Image

March 12, 2006

NORFOLK, VA--The Old Dominion University Monarchs (21-9) will take on the Buffaloes of the University of Colorado (20-9), Wednesday night at 9:30 p.m (ET). in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament as announced this evening. This will be the first meeting between the two schools. The Monarchs are a fifth seed, while Colorado is a fourth seed.

Colorado is led by Richard Roby, a 6-6 sophomore guard averaging 17.4 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. Chris Copeland, a 6-8 senior forward is second on the team in scoring at 12.1 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. Colorado was 9-7 in the Big 12.

The Monarchs have not played since losing in the CAA quarterfinal round to Northeastern, 71-63. Colorado lost in the Big12 quarterfinals to Texas A&M. ODU is led by All-CAA performer Alex Loughton (14.1 ppg/7.6 rpg) and Isaiah Hunter at 13.9 points per game.

This is ODU's first NIT appearance since 1999 and tenth overall selection since the Monarchs went Division I in 1976-77. In 1979, the Monarchs reached the quarterfinals after beating Wagner (coached by PJ Carlissimo), Clemson in double overtime, then losing to Joe Barry Carroll led Purdue.

The University of Maryland (18-10) is the top seed and will play the winner of the Manhattan(18-10)/Fairliegh Dickinson (20-11) game.

1976-77	L  71-68  Villanova (OT- Norfolk Scope)
1978-79	W 83-81  Wagner (Norfolk Scope)
W  61-59  at Clemson (OT)
L    59-67  at Purdue
1980-81	L    60-74  at Georgia
1982-83	L    90-100 at South Carolina
1983-84	L    62-67   at Notre Dame
1987-88	L    73-86   at Ohio State
1992-93	W  74-68    VCU (Norfolk Scope)
		L    60-58    at Miami-Ohio
1993-94	W  76-74     Manhattan (Norfolk Scope)
		L    75-79    at Bradley
1998-99	W   75-56    Seton Hall (ODU Field House)
		L    62-75     at Butler


Soccer Voucher Books 2014
Stihl Soccer Classic 2014 Ad Belt
College Colors Day
Style Guide 2014
Tickets the Troops
ODAF Donor Spotlight
Monarch Media