Men's Basketball Game Notes: ODU vs. UNLV
Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000 -- Scope Arena -- ESPN 1310 Radio -- 2:00 p.m.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
NEXT GAME: The first CAA home game is on Jan. 3 vs. JMU at 6:00 in the fieldhouse.