Monarchs Travel to ECU
By ODU Athletics
Dec. 7, 2001
OLD DOMINION AT EAST CAROLINA PIRATES
Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001, 7:00 p.m. Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum
ABOUT THE MONARCHS: 4-2 Overall/3-1 Home/1-0 Nuetral/0-1 Away
* Three-game win streak ended with, 68-64 loss to George Washington Wednesday
* Rasheed Wright 13 points, Clay McGowen 11 pts.
* Committed 20 turnovers
* ODU defeated Illinois-Chicago, Delaware State,Va. Tech, & Sacramento State
* Lost to #12 Memphis
HEAD COACH: Blaine Taylor (Montana '81)
* Top Assistant at Stanford the last three years
* 142-65 at Montana (1991-1998) - five 20+ win seasons.
* 384-156 in 18 years as an assistant and head coach
* 1992 Montana team was 27-4
* 1992 National Rookie Coach of the Year
* 1992 Big Sky Coach of the Year
F 21 Ricardo Marsh, 6-7, 225, Jr, Mebane, NC. 14.7 ppg/ 5.5 prg
F 22 Rasheed Wright, 6-5, 195, Jr., Greensboro, NC. 14.3 ppg/ 5.7 rpg
C 30 Charles Dunnington, 6-9, 220, So.,Washington,DC 2.2 ppg/ 3.8 rpg
G 12 Pierre Greene, 6-2, 175, Sr, Chicago, IL. 9.8 ppg/ 3.3 apg
G 13 Troy Nance, 5-9,175, So, Va. Beach, Va. 7.5 ppg/ 4.8 apg
OR 24 Kiah Thomas, 6-4, 185, Fr., Norfolk, Va. 7.5 ppg/ 3.2 rpg
F 01 Andreas Themistocleous, So, Nicosia, Cyprus 0.0 ppg/ 0.3 rpg
G 10 John Waller, 6-4,175, So., Richmond, Va. 3.7 ppg/ 1.5 rpg
C 40 Clay McGowen, 6-11, 220, So, Westerville, OH. 5.2 ppg/ 4.5 rpg
C 41 Joe Principe, 6-10, 225, So., Gladstone, MO. 1.3 ppg/ 1.2 rpg
THIS DAY IN MONARCH HISTORY
Dec. 8, 1994, Petey Sessoms poured in 35 points to lead the Monarchs to a 75-64 win over New Hampshire. In 1967, the Monarchs defeated the University of Baltimore, 122-100.Bob Pritchett scored 31, Harry Lozon 25 and Dick St. Clair added 22 points. The 122 points is the fifth highest point total in school history.
Howie Burgess, Robert Pennington, Kyle Neve
CAA GAMES TODAY:
LaSalle at Drexel, Stony Brook at Hofstra, Southern Illinois at George Mason, Delaware at UNCG, Duquesne at UNC Wilmington, VCU at Florida Atlantic, JMU at Liberty, Morgan State at Towson.
GAME TIME CHANGE:
The ODU-UNLV game on Dec. 30 will now start at 7 p.m. pacific and 10 p.m. Eastern time. Originally was scheduled for 7:30 pacific and 10:30 ET.
GREENE PRE-SEASON ALL -CAA: Senior guard Pierre Greene was selected to the CAA pre-season men's basketball All-CAA team by the league's head coaches and media in attendance at media day on Oct. 31 in Baltimore, MD. As a team, the Monarchs were picked to finish seventh.
MONARCH INJURIES: Freshman T. J. Waldon (Lakeland, Fl.) will be out 4-6 weeks with a stress fracture of the third metatarsal bone in his left foot..
SERIES VS. ECU: ODU leads, 31-13, the two teams split games last year. ECU won at home, 68-63 in overtime...ODU won in the fieldhouse, 65-63.
Monarchs last win at. ECU: 1998-99, 54-51. ODU is 15-7 at ECU/1-5 in last 6 games here.
ODU VS. CONFERENCE USA: 6-0 vs. Southern Miss, 2-1 vs. Tulane, 16-11 vs. South Florida. 13-10 vs. Charlotte, 8-14 vs UAB, 2-4 vs. DePaul, 0-1 vs. Cincinnati
LAST WIN VS. CONF.USA TEAM:
72-56 win over Charlotte in 1998-99 in Norfolk
MONARCHS IN THE FIELDHOUSE: 109-13
Last year, ODU was 6-1, losing the home finale to UNC Wilmington, 62-59.
BEST YEAR BY YEAR RECORDS IN THE FIELDHOUSE
14-0 in 1974-75 (Div. II National Champions)
11-0 in 1976-77 (First Div. I team/ NIT)
13-1 in 1975-76 (Div. II Final Four)
13-1 in 1973-74 (Div. II Regional Finals)
12-2 in 1970-71 (Div. II Championship Game)
GLOBAL SPECTRUM TO MANAGE CONSTANT CENTER
Old Dominion University has selected the Philadelphia based firm Global Spectrum to manage the 8,600 seat Constant Convocation Center, which is slated to open in late fall of 2002. The highly regarded company provides management for public assembly facilities across the country, most notably the First Union Center, which is home to the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers, as well as facilities at Temple, South Carolina and Rhode Island.
All six Monarch opponents have shot under 50 percent from the floor. Virginia Tech was held to .298 shooting, the lowest since ODU held American to .259 shooting in 1996. The Hokies scored 19 points in the first half, the lowest since VMI was held to11 in 1982.
When ODU Does the Following:
MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN 1-0 1-0 0-2 0-0 0-0 2-0 0-0Leading at Halftime: 3-1
Tied at Halftime: 0-0
Trailing at Halftime: 1-1
Scoring: 51- 60 Points 1-0
61-70 Points: 1-2
71-80 Points: 2-0
81-90 Points: 0-0
90-100 Points: 0-0
Outrebounds Opponents: 3-0 Opponents Outrebounds ODU:1-2
RICARDO MARSH now has 534 career points......
MONARCHS SIGN TWO IN EARLY PERIOD
Isaiah Hunter, 6-3 G, Charlotte, NC., Independence High School
Janko Mrksic, 6-10, 250, C, Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada, Bishop Ryan High School
MONARCH CAA STATISTICAL RANKINGS
Individual Scoring: Marsh 7th 14.7
Wright 10th 14.3
FG PCT: Marsh 8th .500
FT PCT: Wright 5th .839
REBS: Wright 14th 5.7
ASST: Nance 2nd 4.9
Steals: Wright 3rd 2.0
Greene 7th 1.6
3PT FG PCT: Nance 2nd .563
Blocked Shots:McGowen 4th 1.5
Scoring: 6th 66.2
FG PCT: 6th .422
3PT FG: 3rd .369
Rebs: 8th 34.2
Scoring Def: 2nd 63.8
FT PCT: 1st .741
FG PCT Def: 4th .410
3PT FG Def: 3rd .299
Assists: 2nd 15.5
Blocks 3rd 4.5
Steals: 3rd 6.8
Kiah Thomas 3(4 times)
Clay McGowen 5 vs. Memphis
MONARCH CAA STATISTICAL LEADERS FROM LAST YEAR
Assists: Pierre Greene & Troy Nance (5th) 3.48
Free Throw Percentage: Greene (5th) .769
Wright (10th) .740
Steals: Greene (9th) 1.23
Three-Point Field Goal PCT: Wright (10th) .364
BLAINE TAYLOR'S RADIO CALL IN SHOW Every Thursday afternoon from 5-6 p.m. on ESPN 1310 radio with host John Castleberry. Fans can also e-mail questions to Taylor at www.odusports.com
Kenny Gattison (ODU'86) Sun Belt Conference All-Decade Team and
League Player of the Year in 1986.
Larry Krystkowiak (Montana '86) Three-Time Big Sky Player of the Year and Academic All-American.
*Both played nine years in the NBA.
THE NEW CAA (COLONIAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION)
* The CAA is now comprised of ten teams
* The four new schools are Delaware, Hofstra (Long Island, NY.), Towson (Baltimore, Md. Area), and Drexel (Philadelphia)
* Also in the league are: Old Dominion, Virginia Commonwealth, James Madison, UNC Wilmington, William & Mary, and George Mason.
CURRENT ALUMNI MONARCHS IN NBA
Mark West ('83) Assistant General Manager with Phoenix Suns (Played 17 years in the NBA)
Cal Bowdler ('99) In third season with Atlanta Hawks Current Avg:4.8 ppg/ 2.8 rpg (14 pts at Phila.)
Chris Gatling ('91) Now with the Miami Heat. (NBA All-Star in 1997) current avg:9.2 ppg/ 4.9 rpg
"FAREWELL TO THE FIELDHOUSE TRIBUTES"
* UIC game was 70's night
* Jan. 19 vs. Virginia Commonwealth is '80's night
* Feb. 16 vs. James Madison is '90's night
*ODU returns to action on Dec. 15 to host Coastal Carolina, coached by former
Monarch assistant Pete Strickland.
*Monarchs then host Hampton University on Dec. 18.
*UNC Wilmington comes to town for CAA opener on Dec. 21.