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Men's Basketball Game Notes: ODU vs. UNLV

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: December 29, 2000
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    The Monarchs:
    Overall:4-8
    Home:3-1
    Away:1-5
    CAA:0-1
    Neutral:0-2

    LAST GAME: The Monarchs lost at Illinois-Chicago on Dec. 21, 73-60. Pierre Greene scored 20 points in his hometown. Andre McCullum added 12 points and 11 rebounds. ODU shot .429 from the floor ,UIC shot .400. The Flames outrebounded the Monarchs, 49-36. On Dec. 19 ODU defeated Dayton, 81-76. Rasheed Wright and Pierre Greene each scored 20 points. Ricardo Marsh added 16 points with eight rebounds. ODU shot .59.6 (31-52) from the floor.

    JEFF CAPEL-HEAD COACH: (Fayetteville State '77), is in his seventh year at the helm of the Monarchs. He is 192-152 in his12th season and 113-87 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         9.8 ppg/ 4.0 rpg
    F 22 Rasheed Wright, 6-5, 190, So.,Greensboro, NC.       10.3 ppg/ 5.5 rpg
    C 34 Clifton Jones, 6-7, 225, Sr, Pleasantville, NJ.      6.0 ppg/ 7.2 rpg
    G 12 Pierre Greene, 6-2, 180, Jr, Chicago, ILL.          13.1 ppg/ 3.7 apg
    G 23 Michael Williams, 6-0, 170, Sr, Thomasville, Ga.     6.8 ppg/ 2.0 rpg

    TOP SUBSTITUTES

    F 21 Ricardo Marsh, 6-7, 215, So, Mebane, NC.             9.5 ppg/ 5.0 rpg
    G 13 Troy Nance, 5-9, 170, Fr, Va. Beach, Va.             3.6 ppg/ 5.0 apg
    C 41 Joe Principe, 6-9, 220, Fr., Gladstone, Mo.          2.7 ppg/ 2.4 rpg
    C 30 Charles Dunnington, 6-10, 215, Fr., Washington, DC   1.8 ppg/ 1.8 rpg
    G 15 Heath Burris, 6-4, 185, Sr, Va. Beach, Va.           5.4 ppg/ 1.0 rpg
    G 10 John Waller, 6-4, 180, Fr, Richmond, Va.             3.7 ppg/ 1.0 rpg

    THIS DAY IN ODU ATHLETIC HISTORY:
    Dec. 31, 1996: Odell Hodge scored 20 points along with ten rebounds and Mike Byers added 15 points as Old Dominion defeated SE Missouri State in the second round of the Puerto Rico Christmas Festival, 74-61.

    TONIGHT'S OFFICIALS: Karl Hess, Duke Edsall, Leslie Jones

    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. UNLV: The Rebels lead, 2-0. UNLV defeated the Monarchs, 116-90 in 1975-76 (UNLV's radio announcer Glen Gondrezick scored eight points and hauled in six rebounds in that game.), UNLV also won 103-83 in 1986-87.

    CAPEL VS. UNLV: 0-0

    GOOD AND THE MONARCHS: Former Monarchs Mario Mullen ('96) & Allon Wright ('94) played for Max Good at Maine Central Institute.

    ODU VS. MOUNTAIN WEST: Brigham Young, 0-1; Wyoming, 2-0

    LAST WIN OVER A MOUNTAIN WEST TEAM: ODU defeated Wyoming, 66-52 in Laramie during the 1995-96 season. Utah was in the Puerto Rico Shootout in November, but the two teams did not play.

    CAA GAMES TODAY
    No other league games scheduled today.

    ODU vs. CAA TEAMS :

    American       19-12     East Carolina  30-12               
    James Madison  35-19     UNC Wilmington 15-10
    VCU            31-26     William & Mary 43-11
    George Mason   23-5      Richmond      26-18

    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 Towson University (Baltimore, Md.)will join the conference effective July 1, 2003.

    RECORD AT FIELDHOUSE: (2-0)
    3-2 in 1999-00
    102-11 (since 1970-71)
    Best Record: 14-0 in 1974-75 & 11-0 in 1976-77
    13-1 in 1973-74 & 1975-76

    RECORD AT SCOPE (1-1)
    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      24 points vs. VMI

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

    LEADING AT HALFTIME: ODU has led at halftime in the following games. Gardner-Webb (37-31) Miami-Ohio (33-26) Dayton (42-36)

    TAKING CARE OF THE BALL: Freshman Troy Nance ranks 2nd in assist to turnover ration in the CAA.

    NAIL BITERS
    Last year, the Monarchs lost 11 games by six points or less and nine by four points or less along with four overtime games on the road. This year, ODU has lost three games by five points or less and one by nine.

    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.

    Aron McMillian, a 6-8 junior forward from Greensboro, NC was granted 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       7.0
    Three-PT FG %  Heath Burris        4th       .459
    Off.Rebounds   Clifton Jones       2nd       3.1
    Blocks         Clifton Jones       5th       1.4
    Assists        Pierre Greene       8th       3.7
                    Troy Nance         4th       5.0
    Asst/TO Ratio  Troy Nance          2nd       2.17
    
    Team
    Scoring Offense          6th 70.8
    Scoring Defense          8th 73.8
    Free Throw Pct.          8th 63.1
    Field Goal Pct.          5th .433
    Field Goal Pct. Def.     9th .465
    3PT FG Made              3rd 7.0
    3PT FG PCT.              4th .373
    Rebounding               5th 36.3
    Blocked Shots            4th 3.6
    Assists                  3rd 14.0
    Steals                   8th 5.9
    Off Rebounds             1st 14.0
    Def. Rebounds            7th 22.9

    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)
    Def Rebs:       McCullum 3rd (4.4)
    
    TEAM:
    Scoring:     7th 64.7      FG 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: Long onto 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.

    MONARCH ALUMNI Cal Bowdler ('99) Atlanta- 1.0 ppg/ 0.8 rpg in 7 games. (averaged 2.7 ppg/1.8 rpg.. Last year...)

    Chris Gatling ('91) Traded to Cleveland during the off-season...He is averaging 11.1 Ppg and 5.1 rpg thus far this season....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.

    MONARCH WEBSITE: www.odusports.com
    CAA: www.caasports.com

    NEXT GAME: The first CAA home game is on Jan. 3 vs. JMU at 6:00 in the fieldhouse.

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