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Old Dominion vs. VCU Game Notes

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: January 19, 2001
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  • Date: Saturday, Jan.20, 2001
  • Site: Scope Arena
  • Radio: ESPN 1310 Radio
  • Time: 7:30 p.m./HTS TV

    The Monarchs:

  • Overall: 7-11
  • Home: 6-2
  • Away: 1-7
  • CAA: 3-3
  • Neutral: 0-2

    LAST GAME:
    The Monarchs lost Wednesday night at East Carolina, 68-63 in overtime. Ricardo Marsh led with 17 points, while Andre McCullum scored 15 and Pierre Greene added 12. ODU shot .404 from the floor, while ECU shot .370. ECU outrebounded the Monarchs, 39-34.

    JEFF CAPEL-HEAD COACH: (Fayetteville State '77), is in his seventh year at the helm of the Monarchs. He is 195-155 in his12th season and 116-90 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, N.C. 11.8 ppg/4.0 rpg
    F 22 Rasheed Wright 6-5 190 So. Greensboro, N.C. 10.1 ppg/ 4.7 rpg
    C 34 Clifton Jones 6-7 225 Sr. Pleasantville, N.J. 6.0 ppg/ 8.0 rpg
    G 12 Pierre Greene 6-2 180 Jr. Chicago, Ill. 13.8 ppg/3.6 apg
    G 23 Michael Williams 6-0 170 Sr. Thomasville, Ga. 6.1 ppg/1.9 rp

    TOP SUBSTITUTES:

    F 21 Ricardo Marsh 6-7 215 So. Mebane, N.C. 9.4 ppg/4.8rpg
    G 13 Troy Nance 5-9 170 Fr. Va. Beach, Va. 3.5 ppg/4.1apg
    C 41 Joe Principe 6-9 220 Fr. Gladstone, Mo. 2.0 ppg/2.1rpg
    C 30 Charles Dunnington 6-10 215 Fr. Washington, D.C. 1.1ppg/1.3 rpg
    G 15 Heath Burris 6-4 185 Sr. Va. Beach, Va. 4.5 ppg/0.7rpg
    G 10 John Waller 6-4 180 Fr. Richmond, Va. 3.1 ppg/1.0rpg

    THIS DAY IN ODU ATHLETIC HISTORY:
    On Jan 20, 1999 Michael Williams scored 18 points and Cal Bowdler hauled in 15 rebounds as the Monarchs defeated UNC Wilmington, 76-62.

    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. VCU:
    ODU leads the series 31-26. Last year, the two teams split games.

    VCU winning in overtime, 73-67 in Richmond and ODU winning 72-69 at Scope.

    CAPEL VS. VCU: 7-5

    CAA GAMES TODAY:
    ECU at American
    GMU at Fairfield
    UNCW at James Madison
    William & Mary at Richmond

    ODU vs. CAA TEAMS:
    American: 20-12
    East Carolina: 30-13
    George Mason: 23-6
    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)
    1999-00: 3-2
    Since 1970-71: 102-11 Best Record: 14-0 in 1974-75, 11-0 in 1976-77, 13-1 in 1973-74 & 1975-76

    RECORD AT SCOPE: (2-2)
    1971-72: 215-87
    1999-00: 5-3
    Best Record: 9-0 in 1992-93, 13-1 in 1979-80, 1983-84, 10-1 in 1994-95

    CAREER HIGHS THIS YEAR:

    Player Points Rebounds Assists
    Rasheed Wright20 vs. Dayton 11 vs Gardner-Webb
    Troy Nance 11 vs. NC State 11 vs. N.C. State
    Charles Dunnington 6 vs. Gardner-Webb 6 vs. Gardner-Webb
    Joe Principe 6 vs. Gardner-Webb 6 vs. Gardner-Webb
    John Waller 12 vs. AU Puerto Rico
    A. Themistocleous 7 vs. Stanford 3 vs. Stanford
    Heath Burris 15 vs. Kansas St.
    Ricardo Marsh 10 vs. VMI
    Pierre Greene 25 vs. AU
    Clifton Jones 15 vs. JMU (tied)
    Clay McGowen 4 vs. JMU
    Andre McCullum 29 vs. W&M

    MCCULLUM ON A ROLL:
    Senior Andre McCullum has led ODU in scoring in two of the last three games. He is averaging 22.3 ppg in that span.

    JONES HITTING THE BOARDS:
    Clifton Jones leads the team in rebounding and has been the Monarchs top rebounder in 12 of the 18 games. He ranks fourth in the league in rebounding and third in offensive rebounding.

    HALFTIME LEADS:
    ODU has led at halftime in the following games (5-3). Gardner-Webb (37-31)
    VMI (41-38)
    Dayton (42-36)
    Miami-Ohio (33-26)
    UNLV (36-35)
    JMU (37-24)
    W&M (36-25)
    ECU (29-23)

    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).

    MCMILLIAN TRANSFERS:
    6-8 junior Aron McMillian has transfered to Guilford College in his hometown of Greensboro, NC.

    MONARCH TRENDS

    Days of the Week:
    Mon: 0-1
    Tue: 1-0
    Wed: 2-3
    Thu: 0-2
    Fri: 0-1
    Sat: 4-3
    Sun: 0-1

    BY MONTHS:
    Nov.: 1-6
    Dec.: 3-3
    Jan.: 3-2

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

    When ODU Outrebounds Opp: 3-4
    When ODU shoots 50 % or better: 4-0

    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.

    MONARCH ALUMNI:
    LI> 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.
  • 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 after 17 yrs.

    NEXT GAME:
    ODU plays crosstown rival Norfolk State Thursday in Scope 7:35 pm

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