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Monarchs host JMU Thursday Night

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Release: February 01, 2012
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Feb. 1, 2012

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OLD DOMINION (14-9/9-2) VS. JAMES MADISON DUKES (10-13/3-8)
Game Time: 7:06 p.m. at the Ted Constant Convocation Center

Tickets: Individual game tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children, University Faculty/staff and military. For additional information, contact the ticket office At 757-683-4444 or COX TiX at 888-3-COXTIX or the website at www.odusports.com

TV/RADIO
ESPN 94.1- Ted Alexander, Cal Bowdler, and Rick Kiefner COMCAST TV (35 in Hampton Roads) with John Castleberry & Pat Kennedy

MONARCH PROBABABLES

F20Chris Cooper, 6-9 Sr. Dumfries, VA.11.2 ppg/ 10.0 rpg
F1Nick Wright, 6-8 R-Jr. Suffolk, VA.7.7 ppg/ 5.0 rpg
G22Marquel De Lancey, 6-0, Sr. Alexandria, Va.4.7 ppg/ 2.3 apg
G12Donte Hill, 6-4, So., Virginia Beach, Va.7.2 ppg/ 3.6 rpg
G24Kent Bazemore, 6-5, R-Sr. Kelford, NC.13.6 ppg/ 5.5 rpg

OFF THE BENCH

SERIES VS. JMU
ODU leads the series, 54-34. ODU defeated the Dukes in Harrisonburg back on Jan. 2, 67-61 in overtime. ODU has won six straight against the Dukes. JMU's last win in Norfolk was 2008-09 season, 70-62.

LAST TIME OUT
ODU defeated William and Mary Saturday, 68-44 as Chris Cooper scored 14 with nine rebounds, Followed by 11 from both Donte Hill and Trian Iliadis. The Monarchs shot .510 from the field which is the third time this season ODU has shot over 50 percent. ODU outrebounded the Tribe, 35-21 And now lead the battle for the "Silver Mace" 50-30 thus far this season.

Blaine Taylor
Year-by Year As a Head Coach
2011-12 ODU 14-9
229- 121 at ODU at ODU (11th Yr)
Totals 370-185

COMPARING THE TEAMS

G15Trian Iliadis, 6-3 Sr., Perth W. Australia8.5 ppg/ 1.8 apg
G4Dimitri Batten, 6-3, R-Fr.7.4 ppg/ 2.3 rpg
F23Richard Ross, 6-7, R-Fr. Wichita Falls, TX.4.2 ppg/ 4.5 rpg
G10Breon Key, 6-2, Fr., Hampton, VA.2.0 ppg/ 0.8 rpg.
F40Anton Larsen, 7-0, R-So. Copenhagen, Denmark1.6 ppg/0.9 rpg
F00Jason Pimentel, 6-8,. Fr., Ocala, FL.3.2 ppg/ 3.0 rpg

 ODU JMU
Scoring:63.866.6
OPP Scoring:60.169.3
FG PCT:.404.416
OPP FG PCT:.404.445
3PT FG PCT:.304.354
OPP 3PT FGPCT:321.361
FT PCT:.611.667
REBS:39.032.8
OPP REBS:33.336.6
AST:12.713.2
TO:14.613.6
STLS:9.37.2
BLKS:4.22.7

NCAA NATIONAL STATISTICS
Chris Cooper 24th - Rebounding 10.0
Chris Cooper 8th - Double-Doubles 12
Kent Bazemore 31st - Steals 2.2
Team 46th - +4.8 rebound margin
Team 7th - Steals 9.3

ODU CAA STATISTICAL RANKINGS
Scoring Offense: 8th at 63.8
Scoring Defense: 4th at 60.1
FG PCT: 10th at .399
FGPCT DEF: 9th at .404
3PT FG PCT: 9th .304
REBS: 1st at 39.1
REB Margin: 2nd +5.2
AST: 3rd 12.7
STLS: 3rd at 9.3
BLKS: 7th at 4.2

INDIVIDUAL CAA STAT RANKINGS
Scoring: Bazemore 10th at 13.6
REBS: Cooper 3rd at 10.0
ASST: Bazemore, 11th at 3.0
STLS: Bazemore, 2nd at 2.2
        Iliadis 10th at 1.7
OFF.REBS: Cooper 1st at 4.2

SOLD OUT
The VCU game on Feb. 11 is an official sellout.

MONARCHS TO PLAY AT MISSOURI STATE IN THE SEARS BRACKETBUSTER GAME ON FEB. 18
The Monarchs will play the Missouri State University Bears on Feb. 18 in Springfield, MO in the 2012 Sears Bracketbusters. The Bears are members of the Missouri Valley Conference. This is the first ever meeting between the two schools. The game will be televised at 5 p.m ET on ESPNU. Missouri State has four players averaging double figures led by 6-6 senior forward Kyle Weems at 16.0 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. The 2011 MVC Player of the Year is shooting .402 from three-point range and .811 from the free throw line. As a team, the Bears are averaging 67.9 points and giving up 62.7. Head coach Paul Lusk is in his first year at MSU after serving the last three years as associate head coach at Purdue. The Bears average 7,124 at the 11,000 seat JQH Arena.
This will be the Monarchs seventh Bracketbuster's game and all will have been televised. ODU is 5-1.

2005-06WMarist84-71
2006-07Wat Toledo,3-70
2007-08WBucknell, 65-55
2008-09WLiberty, 80-56
2009-10Lat No. 24 Northern Iowa, 71-62
2010-11WCleveland State, 74-63

The Monarchs will be one of three CAA teams selected for the 13 TV matchups. It's the fifth time in the past six years that at least three CAA teams were chosen for televised matchups in the event, which provides programs a chance to face top non-conference opponents about three weeks before Selection Sunday. The CAA has posted an impressive 16-10 record in televised games over the past seven years, including a 4-1 mark last season.

On Friday, Feb. 17, VCU (18-5) will host Northern Iowa (14-9) at 7 p.m. on ESPN2. On Saturday, Feb. 18, Drexel (17-5) visits Cleveland State (18-4) for an 11 a.m. game on ESPNU.

In other matchups involving CAA teams, George Mason hosts Lamar at 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 18 in a game that will be televised on ESPN3. Also in action on Feb. 18, Delaware is at home versus Hampton, Georgia State entertains Texas-San Antonio, Hofstra hosts Siena, James Madison goes to Detroit, UNCW travels to Manhattan, Northeastern is at home against Stony Brook, Towson heads to New Hampshire and William & Mary visits in-state foe VMI.

2012 Sears BracketBusters Pairings
Friday, Feb. 18
Northern Iowa at VCU - 7 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPN3)
Valparaiso at Loyola Marymount - 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
Saturday, Feb. 19
Drexel at Cleveland State - 11 a.m. (ESPNU)
Wichita State at Davidson - Noon (ESPN or ESPN2)
Buffalo at South Dakota State - 1 p.m. (ESPNU)
Akron at Oral Roberts - 2 p.m. (ESPN or ESPN2)
Drake at New Mexico State - 3 p.m. (ESPNU)
Old Dominion at Missouri State - 5 p.m. (ESPNU)
Saint Mary's at Murray State - 6 p.m. (ESPN or ESPN2)
UNC Asheville at Ohio - 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
UT-Arlington at Weber State - 8 p.m. (ESPN3)
Long Beach State at Creighton - 10 p.m. (ESPN or ESPN2)

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