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Release: January 04, 2011
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Jan. 4, 2011

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OLD DOMINION MONARCHS (10-3/1-1) VS. NORTHEASTERN HUSKIES (4-9/0-2)
Jan. 5, 2011

MONARCH PROBABLE STARTERS

F 35 Ben Finney, 6-5, Sr, Portsmouth, VA., 10.5 ppg/ 6.2 prg
F 20 Chris Cooper, 6-9, JR., Dumfries, VA. 4.6 ppg./ 5.6 rpg
C 21 Frank Hassell, 6-9, RS-Sr. Chesapeake, VA. 12.5 ppg/ 9.5 rpg.
G 24 Kent Bazemore, 6-5, RS-Jr. Kelford, NC. 11.7 ppg/ 4.9 rpg
G 3 Darius James, 6-0, Sr, Virginia Beach, Va. 6.5 ppg/ 3.0 apg

OFF THE BENCH

F 33 Keyon Carter, 6-8, RS- Sr. Rivieria Beach, FL. 8.7 ppg/ 5.6 rpg
G 15 Trian Iliadis, 6-3, JR., Perth, W. Australia 7.3 ppg/ 1.8 rpg
G 22 Marquel De Lancey, 6-0, JR., Alexandria, VA. 2.9 ppg/ 2.0
F 1 Nick Wright, -8, RS-SO., Suffolk, VA. 1.8 ppg// 1.5 rpg
G 2 Josh Wright, 6-1, RS-Fr. Winston-Salem, NC. 1.7 ppg/ 1.0 apg
C 40 Anton Larsen, 7-0, Fr., Copenhagen, Denmark, 5.0 ppg/ 2.0 rpg

ODU ON TV/RADIO

ODU Radio: ESPN 94.1 (Ted Alexander, Cal Bowdler, Rick Kiefner)

SERIES VS. NORTHEASTERN

Tied 4-4

Last year, the Huskies defeated ODU in Boston, 74-64

ODU last beat NU, 2008-09, 57-54 in overtime at NU.

That same year, NU defeated ODU in the Constant Center, 58-42.

NORTHEASTERN GAME

Take a Kid to game night - children in free with purchase of one adult ticket per child.

Saturday - 2 p.m. - Have your picture taken with Big Blue - the Capital One national mascot of the year - bring your camera and get the perfect shot from 1-1:30 on Saturday on the east main concourse level

LAST GAME

The Monarchs held Towson to just 19 second half points in a 51-47 victory Monday night.

Towson was second in the CAA in scoring at 74.6 points per game.

Frank Hassell led ODU wtih 14 points and nine rebounds, followed by Ben Finney with eight points, three assists, three steals and 10 rebounds. ODU outrebounded the Tigers, 41-23.

Blaine Taylor

1 win Away

Blaine Taylor is one win away from becoming the all-time winningest coach at ODU.

He is currently tied with Bud Metheny (1948-65). Thus far,Taylor is 198-106 in his 10 season.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

Ben Finney became the 45th Monarch to join the 1,000 career point club vs. UMES.

Ben Finney is 9th all-time at ODU with 162 career steals.

.544 field goal percentage vs. ECU is this years best.

ODU blocked 10 shots vs. Georgetown, 8 vs. High Point and Dayton

The Monarchs held Georgetown and Clemson to 19 first half points.

ODU has outrebounded all 14 opponents.

ESPN.com and SI.com named Bazemore As one of the nation's top defenders.

Frank Hassell shot .667 (16-24) from the floor at the Paradise Jam.

ODU is averaging 7,470 a home thus far.

Alumni day is against Towson on Jan. 29 at 5 p.m.

NEXT GAME

Jan. 8 George Mason 2 p.m. (Comcast Sports Net)

ODU TEAM RANKINGS IN THE CAA

Scoring Offense 6th 67.5
Scoring Defense 3rd 61.1
Scoring Margin 3rd +6.4
Free Throw PCT: 10th .640
FG PCT: 6th .439
FGPCT DEF: 5th .412
3PT FG PCT: 10th .353
3PT FG DEF: 8th .367
Rebounding: 2nd 41.5
REB Margin: 1st +12.8
Blocked Shots: 2nd 4.5
Steals: 6th 6.9
Assists: 5th 13.5
Asst/TO Ratio: 5th 1.0

INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS IN THE CAA

Scoring: Hassell 17th 12.5
FGPCT: Hassell 8th .547
REBS: Hassell 3rd 9.5
FT PCT: Bazemore 12th .733
3PT FG PCT: Iliadis 7th .423
Assists: James 12th 2.9
Steals: Bazemore 1st 2.2

Five CAA Teams In Top 75 Of RPI: Five CAA teams are ranked in the top 75 of the RPI through games of Jan. 2 according to Collegiate Basketball News (rpiratings.com). Old Dominion is the top CAA team at #21, followed by Drexel at #32, James Madison at #49, George Mason at #56, and VCU at #73. Only six other conferences (ACC - 5, Big 12 - 6, Big East - 11, Big Ten - 9, Pac 10 - 6, SEC - 6) had five or more teams in the top 75 of the RPI. The CAA is ranked #9 among the nation's 32 Division I conferences.

ODU Receives Votes In Coaches Poll: For the second straight week, Old Dominion received six points in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll. The Monarchs are off to a 9-3 start with victories over Clemson, Richmond, Xavier and Dayton. Two of the Monarchs' three setbacks were to #8 Missouri and #13 Georgetown.

Five CAA Teams Ranked In Mid-Major Top 25 Poll: Five CAA teams were ranked in the Mid-Major Top 25 poll released on Jan. 3 by CollegeInsider.com, including three in the top 10. Old Dominion leads the group of CAA teams at #6 while Drexel is ranked #8, George Mason is #10, VCU is #12 and James Madison moved into the poll at #23. The CAA was the only conference to have five teams in the poll and three teams in the top 10.

Crashing The Glass: Drexel is out-rebounding foes by 12.6 per game, while Old Dominion is out-rebounding opponents by 12.3 per game. The Dragons ranked third in the nation in rebound margin and the Monarchs were fourth as of Jan. 2.

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