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Release: March 20, 2012
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March 20, 2012

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OLD DOMINION (22-13) VS. Mercer (24-11)
Wednesday, March 21st 7 p.m.
Ted Constant Convocation Center

Tickets: All tickets are general admission at $10 for adults and $5 for ODU faculty/staff, military and youth 17 and under. ODU students will be admitted free with an I.D.

FOR THE ODU STUDENTS
Alright Old Dominion University Monarch Maniacs, Old Dominion University and every crazy Monarch student that follows Old Dominion University Athletics we can find. Your favorite mascot, Big Blue negotiated a little giveaway for tomorrow night's CIT Quarterfinal game against Mercer. All students in attendance will have the chance to win the Ultimate ODU Football Road Trip, including two tickets to the ODU Towson football game, hotel room in the Baltimore Inner Harbor for one night and potentially two tickets to either a Redskins or Ravens game the following day (depending on the NFL schedule)... All ODU Students need to do is register at the Student Entrance for tomorrow night's game!

TV/RADIO:
ESPN 94.1 - Ted Alexander, Cal Bowdler and Rick Kiefner

MONARCH PROBABABLES

F 20 Chris Cooper 6-9 Sr. Dumfries, VA 10.5 ppg/ 10.1 rpg
F 1 Nick Wright 6-8 R-Jr. Suffolk, VA 8.3 ppg/ 5.2 rpg
G 22 Marquel De Lancey 6-0 Sr.Alexandria, Va 4.0 ppg/ 2.3 apg
G 12 Donte Hill 6-4So. Virginia Beach, Va 7.6 ppg/ 3.7 rpg
G 24 Kent Bazemore 6-5 R-Sr. Kelford, NC 15.4 ppg/ 6.1 rpg

OFF THE BENCH

G 4 Dimitri Batten 6-3 R-Fr. Newport News, VA 7.9 ppg/ 2.4 rpg
F 23 Richard Ross6-7 R-Fr. Wichita Falls, TX 4.5 ppg/ 3.9 rpg
G 10 Breon Key 6-2 Fr. Hampton, VA 1.9 ppg/ 1.1 rpg.
C 40 Anton Larsen 7-0 R-So. Copenhagen, Denmark 1.2 ppg/0.7 rpg
F 00 Jason Pimentel 6-8 Fr.Ocala, FL 2.3 ppg/ 2.3 rpg

SERIES VS. MERCER
First ever meeting. The Bears are members of the Atlantic Sun where they were 13-5 on the season. Atlantic Sun teams include: Belmont, ETSU, North Florida, Florida Gulf Coast, Lipscomb, Jacksonville, Stetson, Kennesaw State, and USC Upstate who ODU defeated Sunday.

LAST GAME
ODU defeated USC Upstate, 65-56 in the game played in Norfolk's Scope Arena. Kent Bazemore led the Monarchs with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Nick Wright added 11 points and six rebounds. ODU dominated the boards, 49-33 and held the Spartans to .333 shooting from the floor. Ricardo Glenn led USC Upstate with 12 points and 16 rebounds.

Blaine Taylor
Year-by Year As a Head Coach
2011-12 ODU 22-13
237- 125 at ODU at ODU (11th Yr)
Totals 378-189

COMPARING THE TEAMS

  ODU Mercer
Scoring 65.6 67.9
OPP Scoring 61.6 62.5
FG PCT .404 .458
OPP FG PCT .400 .384
3PT FG PCT .313 .358
OPP 3PT FGPCT 314 .304
FT PCT .617 .710
REBS 40.4 34.6
OPP REBS 34.1 33.0
AST 12.6 13.4
TO 13.8 15.1
STLS 8.8 6.8
BLKS 4.6 5.0

NCAA NATIONAL STATISTICS
Chris Cooper 20th - Rebounding 10.1
Chris Cooper 13th - Double-Doubles 17
Kent Bazemore 27th - Steals 2.2
Team 29th - 40.4 - FG PCT Def.
Team 43rd - 61.6 Scoring Defense
Team 19th - +6.3 rebound margin
Team 9th - Steals 8.8

ODU CAA STATISTICAL RANKINGS
Scoring Offense: 7th at 65.6
Scoring Defense: 4th at 61.6
FG PCT: 9th at .404
FGPCT DEF: 5th at .400
3PT FG PCT: 10th .313
REBS: 1st at 40.4
REB Margin: 2nd +6.3
AST: 2nd 12.6
STLS: 3rd at 8.8
BLKS: 5th at 4.6

INDIVIDUAL CAA STAT RANKINGS
Scoring: Bazemore 9th at 15.4
REBS: Cooper 3rd at 10.1
FGPCT: Cooper 9th, .447
AST: Bazemore, 9th at 3.1
STLS: Bazemore,T1st at 2.2
                        Iliadis 10th at 1.6
BLKS: Cooper 7th at 1.3
OFF.REBS: Cooper 1st at 4.1

NCAA DOUBLE-DOUBLES LEADER
1. Thomas Robinson Kansas 25
2. O.D. Anosike Siena 23
3. Kevin Jones WVU 21
Draymond Green Michigan State 21
5. Wendell McKines New Mexico State 20
Kyle O'Quinn Norfolk State 20
Andre Roberson Colorado 20
Rob Jones St. Mary's 20
9. Arnett Moultrie MIssissppi State 18
13. Chris Cooper ODU 17

NCAA REBOUND HIGHS THIS YEAR
1. Cameron Moore (UAB) 24 vs. George Washington
2. Andrew Nicholson (ST. Bonaventure), 23 vs. Duquesne
3. Miles Plumlee (DUKE) 22 vs Maryland
O.D. Anosiki, (Siena) 22 vs. Fairfield;
Chris Cooper (ODU) 22 vs. James Madison
Greg Mangano (Yale) 22 vs. St. Joseph's (L.I.);
Brandon Davies (BYU) 22 vs. San Diego

ODU 20-PLUS WIN SEASONS UNDER TAYLOR
2011-12 22-13 CIT
2010-11 27-7 NCAA Second Round
2009-10 27-9 NCAA Second Round
2008--09 20-9 CIT Champions
2006-07 24-9 NCAA At-Large
2005-06 24-10 NIT Sem-Finals
2004-05 28-6 NCAA

CIT PAIRINGS
All Times EST
Note: The fourth annual CIT will once again use the old NIT model in which matchups in future rounds are determined by the results of the previous round so there is NO set bracket.

QUARTERFINALS
TUESDAY MARCH 20 SCOREBOARD
Rice (19-15) @ Oakland (19-15) 7:00

WEDNESDAY MARCH 21 SCOREBOARD
Robert Morris (26-10) @ Fairfield (21-14) 7:00
Mercer (24-11) @ Old Dominion (22-13) 7:00
Loyola Marymount (21-12) @ Utah State (19-15) 9:00

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