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Release: January 12, 2001
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Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001
Patriot Center
ESPN 1310 Radio 7:00 p.m.

The Monarchs:
Overall:7-9
Home:6-2: Away:1-5
CAA:3-1 Neutral:0-2

LAST GAME: The Monarchs won their third game in a row and sixth of their last eight with a 74-54 victory over William and Mary Wednesday night in Scope. Andre McCullum scored a career high 29 points and Pierre Greene added 18. The Monarchs shot .511 (24-47) from the field, while W&M shot .488(20-41). Thre Tribe also committed 26 turnovers (16 in the first half). W&M shot .733 (11-15) in the first half, but ODU led 36-25. Pierre Greene was named CAA Player of the Week.

JEFF CAPEL-HEAD COACH: (Fayetteville State '77), is in his seventh year at the helm of the Monarchs. He is 195-153 in his12th season and 116-88 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
F 04 Andre McCullum,   6-6, 210, Sr., Whiteville, NC     10.9ppg/3.9 rpg
F 22 Rasheed Wright,   6-5, 190, So., Greensboro, NC.    10.1ppg/4.8 rpg
C 34 Clifton Jones,    6-7, 225, Sr,  Pleasantville, NJ. 5.8 ppg/7.7 rpg
G 12 Pierre Greene,    6-2, 180, Jr,  Chicago, ILL.      13.9ppg/3.5 apg
G 23 Michael Williams, 6-0, 170, Sr,  Thomasville, Ga.   6.3 ppg/1.8 rpg

TOP SUBSTITUTES F 21 Ricardo Marsh, 6-7, 215, So, Mebane, NC. 9.0 ppg/4.8 rpg G 13 Troy Nance, 5-9, 170, Fr, Va. Beach, Va. 4.0 ppg/4.5 apg C 41 Joe Principe, 6-9, 220, Fr., Gladstone, Mo. 2.2 ppg/2.5 rpg C 30 Charles Dunnington, 6-10, 215, Fr., Washington, DC 1.2 ppg/1.3 rpg G 15 Heath Burris, 6-4, 185, Sr, Va. Beach, Va. 5.1 ppg/0.7 rpg G 10 John Waller, 6-4, 180, Fr, Richmond, Va. 3.1 ppg/1.0 rpg

THIS DAY IN ODU ATHLETIC HISTORY: Jan. 13, 1992 Ricardo Leonard's basket with four seconds left lifts the Monarchs to an 86-85 victory at George Washington. Leonard scored 29 points and Keith Jackson added 19.

TONIGHTS OFFICIALS:
Terry Nobles, Mike Nobles, Manny Upton.

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. GMU: ODU leads 23-5, but the Patriots have won four of the last five meetings. Last year, ODU lost in the Patriot Center, 77-75 in overtime and won in Scope, 75-64. ODU's last win in the Patriot Center was a 78-66 decision in 1997-98.

CAPEL VS. GMU:10-4

CAA GAMES TODAY:
AU at JMU
ECU at UNCW
VCU at W&M

ODU vs. CAA TEAMS: American 20-12 East Carolina 30-12 George Mason 23-5 James Madison 36-19 UNC Wilmington 15-10 Richmond 26-18 VCU 31-26 William & Mary 44-11

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.
RECORD AT FIELDHOUSE: (4-0)
3-2 in 1999-00
102-11 (since1970-71)

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

RECORD AT SCOPE: (2-2) 215-87 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 6 rebs vs. Gardner-Webb

Joe Principe 6 pts vs. G.Webb 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 15 rebounds vs. JMU (tied) Clay McGowen 4 points vs. JMU Andre McCullum 29 vs. W&M

GREENE ON A ROLL: Junior Pierre Greene has led ODU in scoring nine times. He is shooting (30-49) .612 from the floor and averaging 18.3 points per game in four CAA contests.

JONES HITTING THE BOARDS: Clifton Jones leads the team in rebounding and has been the Monarchs top rebounder in ten of the 16 games. He ranks fifth in the league in rebounding and second in offensive rebounding.

HALFTIME LEADS: ODU has led at halftime in the following games (5-2).

Gardner-Webb (37-31)
VMI (41-38)
Dayton (42-36)
Miami-Ohio (33-26)
UNLV (36-35)
JMU (37-24)
W&M  (36-25)
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.

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

Aron McMillian, A 6-8 junior ceter from Greensboro, NC., was granted a leave of absence from the team for an indefinite period of time to deal with stress related issues.

MONARCH CURRENT CAA STATISTICAL LEADERS (2000-01)
Individuals Rebounds Clifton Jones 5th 7.7 Three-PT FG % Heath Burris 5th .426 Off.Rebounds Clifton Jones 1st 3.2 Blocks Clifton Jones 3rd 1.6 Assists Pierre Greene 8th 3.5 Troy Nance 3rd 4.6 Asst/TO Ratio Troy Nance 4th 1.97

Team Scoring Offense 4th 70.7 Scoring Defense 6th 71.1 Free Throw Pct. 6th 66.2 Field Goal Pct. 5th .432 Field Goal Pct. Def. 9th .465 3PT FG Made 4th 6.4 3PT FG PCT. 4th .346 Rebounding 6th 35.5 Blocked Shots 5th 4.0 Assists 2nd 14.2 Steals 5th 7.1 Off Rebounds 3rd 13.5 Def. Rebounds 7th 23.0

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

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

By Points: 50-60 (0-4) 61-70 (2-2) 71-80 (2-2) 81-90 (3-1) 90+ (0-0)

When ODU Outrebounds Opp:: 3-3

When ODU shoots 50 % or better: 4-0

MONARCH CAA STATISTICAL LEADERS FROM 1999-2000 INDIVIDUAL Scoring: McCullum (9th) 12.9 FG PCT: McCullum (8th).513 Free Throw PCT: McCullum (6th) .784 Rebounds: McCullum (4th) 6.9 OFF Rebs: McCullum 5th (2.5) Deff Rebs: McCullum 3rd (4.4)

TEAM: Scoring: 7th 64.7FG PCT: 3rd .433 FG PCT Def: 7th .424 3PT FG PCT: 7th .308 REBS: 6th 34.9 Blocked Shots: 7th 3.5 Steals: 5th 7.3 Assists: 7th 12.9 Scoring Def: 4th 66.5 Free Throw Pct: 4th .668

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 sports, 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.

CAA WEEKLY TELECONFERENCE CALL
All nine of the men's head coaches are available on the weekly CAA teleconference every Tuesday from 10:30 am to 12:10 p.m. Jeff Capel is on at 11 a.m. Call 877-630-8221.

MONARCH ALUMNI
Cal Bowdler ('99) Atlanta- 0.9 ppg/ 0.9 rpg in 12 games. (averaged 2.7 ppg/1.8 rpg.. Last year...) Chris Gatling ('91) Traded to Cleveland during the off-season...He is averaging 12.2 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 is in Poland...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.

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