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Old Dominion vs. N.C. State Game Notes

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: December 01, 2000
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Date: Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000 @ Scope Arena
Radio: ESPN 1310 Radio
Time: 7:35 p.m.

The Monarchs:
Overall: 1-5
Home: 1-0
Away: 0-3
CAA: 0-0
Neutral: 0-2

LAST GAME:
The Monarchs lost at St. Joseph's Wednesday night, 70-65. Andre McCullum and Ricardo Marsh led with 16 points each. Pierre Greene added ten, Clifton Jones scored 11 and hauled in eight rebounds off the bench. The Monarchs shot .451 from the floor. The Hawks shot .464 from the floor, edged ODU, 32-31 in rebounds, and committed 15 turnovers to the Monarchs 20.

JEFF CAPEL-HEAD COACH -(Fayetteville State '77):, is in his seventh year at the helm of the Monarchs. He is 189-149 in his12th season and 110-84 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.

MONARCH PROBABLES:

Pos.No.PlayerHt.Wt.Cl.HometownPts./Rebs
F04Andre McCullum6-6210Sr.Whiteville N.C.8.5ppg/ 3.2 rpg
F21Ricardo Marsh6-7215So.Mebane N.C.9.7ppg/ 4.2 rpg
C30Charles Dunnington6-10215Fr.Washington DC.2.8 ppg/ 2.4rpg
G12Pierre Greene6-2180JrChicago Ill.12.3 ppg/3.6 apg
G13Troy Nance5-9170 Fr.Va. Beach Va.3.0 ppg/4.0 apg

TOP SUBSTITUTES:

Pos. No. Player Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown Pts./Rebs.
G 23 Michael Williams 6-0 170 Sr Thomasville, Ga. 6.6 ppg/2.0 rpg
F 34 Clifton Jones 6-7 225 Sr. Pleasantville, NJ. 6.7 ppg/7.3 rpg
F 22 Rasheed Wright 6-5 190 So. Greensboro, NC. 10.3ppg/5.5rpg
C 41 Joe Principe 6-9 220 Fr. Gladstone, Mo. 3.0ppg/ 3.3 rpg
C 03 Aron McMillian 6-8 250 Jr. Greensboro, NC. 2.4ppg/1.4 rpg
C 40 Clay McGowen 6-11 205 Fr. Westerville, Ohio 0.7  ppg/ 1.3 rpg
G 15 Heath Burris 6-4 185 Sr Va. Beach, Va. 4.8ppg/ 0.8 rpg

THIS DAY IN ODU ATHLETIC HISTORY:
Dec. 2, 1966 Ron Drews hauled down a school record 33 rebounds in an 85-74 win over Richmond Professional Institute....Dec 2, 1992 Ricardo Leonard hit 14 free throws in a 78-65 win over Iona.

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. NC STATE:
The Wolfpack leads, 1-0. Last year, N.C. State defeated Old Dominion, 75-61 in the new Entertainment & Sports Arena. Michael Williams scored ten points in that contest. Andre McCullum and Clifton Jones added eight points each. The game was tied at 37 at halftime, and ODU led 50-47 with 12:26 left.

CAPEL VS. NC State: 0-1

ODU vs. ACC :

School Record
Clemson 1-0
Duke 0-2
Florida State 1-0
Georgia Tech 0-2
North Carolina 0-5
Virginia 4-8
Wake Forest 0-3
Maryland 1-4

LAST WIN OVER AN ACC TEAM:
76-69 win over Virginia in 1993-94 in Scope.

EXHIBITION GAMES:
Old Dominion split their two exhibition games. Defeating Court Authority, 87-85 and losing to Global Sports, 91-82. In the Court Authority win Pierre Greene led with 23 points, while Andre McCullum hauled in nine rebounds. In the loss to Global Sports, McCullum scored 25 points and freshman Charles Dunnington grabbed 12 rebounds.

LAST TIME ODU STARTED 1-5:
1971-72, the team ended up with a 14-10 record.

CURRENT LOSING STREAK:
Longest since 1997-98 (7 straight)

CAREER HIGHS THIS YEAR:

Rasheed Wright:  19 points vs. GW;  11 rebounds vs Gardner-Webb
Troy Nance: 6 points vs.  GW;  8 assists vs. Gardner-Webb
Charles Dunnington:  6 pts vs. G.Webb;  6 rebs vs. Gardner-Webb
Joe Principe: 6 pts vs. G.Webb;  6 rebs vs. Gardner-Webb
John Waller: 3 pts vs. Stanford & G.Webb
A. Themistocleous:  7 pts vs. Stanford; 3 rebs vs. Stanford
Heath Burris: 13 pts vs. AU PR.

MONARCH RECRUITS-EARLY PERIOD
James Smith
6-7 *190
Cape Henry Collegiate * Virginia Beach, Va.

Two-Time All-Tidewater 18.3 ppg/9.2 rpg

Alan Treese
6-8 * 200
Rutherford Hayes High School * Delaware, Ohio

12.5 ppg/ 8.3 rpg...three-point shooter

T. J. Waldon
6-5 * 200
Kathleen High School * Lakeland, FL.

17.8 ppg/ 10.4 rpg...All-State selection

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.

    CHAMPIONSHIP HALFTIME RECOGNITION:
    Old Dominion will recognize the women's field hockey squad. Two weeks again they captured their ninth NCAA National title with a 3-1 win over North Carolina. Marina DiGiacomo who is in this week's SPORTS ILLUSTRATED Faces in the Crowd is the NCAA's All-Time scorer with 167 goals, and 414 points. She scored 63 goals this year.

    HOME OF CHAMPIONS:
    ODU has now won 28 National Championships. (11) Sailing
    (9) Field Hockey
    (3) Women's Basketball
    (1) Men's Basketball (Div.II)
    (1) Women's Tennis Indiv.
    (3) Wrestling Individuals

    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.

    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.

    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- 1.0 ppg/ 0.5 rpg (averaged 2.7 ppg/1.8 rpg.. Last year...)
  • Chris Gatling ('91) Traded to Cleveland during the off-season...He is averaging 11.3 Ppg and 6.0 rpg thus far this season....Played in the NBA All-Star game in 1997.
  • Odell Hodge is in Belgium, Petey Sessoms is in Poland.
  • Mark Poag isin Spain.
  • 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.

    NEXT GAME:
    Old Dominion begins conference play Wednesday night Dec. 6 at Richmond. Game time is 7:30 p.m. in the Robins Center.

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