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Old Dominion Game Notes vs. James Madison

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Release: February 13, 2001
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Wednesday, Feb. 14th, 2001
JMU Convocation Ctr.
ESPN 1310 Radio
7:00 p.m. HTS

The Monarchs:
Overall:11-13
Home:8-3:
Away:2-8
CAA:6-5
Neutral:1-2

LAST GAME: The Monarchs lost at UNC Wilmington, 59-48 Saturday night. ODU was led with 12 points by Rasheed Wright. The Monarchs shot .222 from the floor in the second half and .319 for the game. Rebounds were even at 34, but ODU committed 17 turnovers (11 in the first half). A week ago, ODU won its first CAA road game with a 84-57 decision over American. Andre McCullum led with 18 points and six rebounds. Ricardo Marsh scored 16. 13 of 14 Monarchs scored and eight hit atleast one trey. ODU shot .566 from the floor and .667 (12-18) from three point range.McCullum now has 1,039 career points. That ranks him 31st on the ODU all-time scoring list tied with Mark Davis ('85). After a 1-7 start this season, the Monarchs have gone 10-6.

JEFF CAPEL-HEAD COACH:(Fayetteville State '77), is in his seventh year at the helm of the Monarchs. He is 199-157 in his12th season and 120-92 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              12.8ppg/5.1 rpg
F 21 Ricardo Marsh, 6-7, 215, So., Mebane, NC.                  9.1ppg/4.5 rpg
C 34 Clifton Jones, 6-7, 225, Sr, Pleasantville, NJ.		7.2 ppg/9.1 rpg
G 12 Pierre Greene, 6-2, 180, Jr, Chicago, ILL.                13.0ppg/3.7 apg
G 22 Rasheed Wright, 6-5, 190, So, Greensboro, NC.              9.8ppg/4.1 rpg

TOP SUBSTITUTES
G 23 Michael Williams, 6-0, 170, Sr, Thomasville, Ga.           5.4 ppg/2.0 rpg
G 13 Troy Nance, 5-9, 170, Fr, Va. Beach, Va.                   3.5 ppg/3.9 apg
C 41 Joe Principe, 6-9, 220, Fr., Gladstone, Mo.                2.0 ppg/1.8 rpg
C 30 Charles Dunnington, 6-10, 215, Fr., Washington, DC         1.2 ppg/1.6 rpg
G 15 Heath Burris, 6-4, 185, Sr, Va. Beach, Va.                 4.1 ppg/0.5 rpg
G 10 John Waller, 6-4, 180, Fr, Richmond, Va.                   3.2 ppg/1.1 rpg

THIS DAY IN ODU ATHLETIC HISTORY:
Feb. 14, 1968. The Monarchs score a school record 152 (152-110) points against Richmond Professional Institute. Bob Pritchett scored 67 points, Harry Lozon scored 33, and Richard Boyce 21. ODU was 19-7 that year and broke 100 points nine times.

TONIGHTS OFFICIALS: Duke Edsall, Emanuel Upton, John Spears

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. JMU: ODU leads, 36-19. The Monarchs won back on Jan. 3, 80-63 in the fieldhouse. Rasheed Wright scored 15 and Pierre Greene added 19 points, while Pat Mitchell led JMU with 15 points. JMU shot .529 from the floor, but ODU outrebounded the Dukes, 41-24 and got 19 offensive boards.

CAPEL VS. JMU: 11-6

ODU AT CONVOCATION CTR: 4-12, last win was 61-60 in 1997-98

CAA GAMES TODAY:
VCU at George Mason
ECU at Richmond

ODU vs. CAA TEAMS:
American 21-12
East Carolina 31-13
George Mason 23-6
James Madison 36-19
UNC Wilmington 15-11
Richmond 26-19
VCU 32-26
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: (5-0)
3-2 in 1999-00
102-11 (since1970-71)
Best Record:14-0 in 1974-75 & 11-0 in 1976-77
3-1 in 1973-74 & 1975-76

RECORD AT SCOPE (3-3)
218-90 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 State
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 & NSU
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
25 points vs. AU

Clifton Jones
19 points vs. VCU(ties)
16 rebounds vs.Norfolk St.

Clay McGowen
4 points vs. JMU

Andre McCullum
29 vs. W&M & Norfolk St.

DOUBLE FIGURE LEADERS
McCullum 15
Greene 16
Wright 12
Marsh 8

DOUBLE-DOUBLES
McCullum 4 (3 of the last five games)
Jones 4
Marsh 1

GREENE HOT:Pierre Greene has hit his last 17 straight free throws dating back to the Norfolk State game. The school record is 33 by Donald Anderson in 1992..

JONES HITTING THE BOARDS: Clifton Jones leads the team in rebounding and has been the Monarchs top rebounder in 18 of the 24 games. He leads the league in rebounding and offensive rebounding. He has hauled in ten or more rebounds ten times this year. Jones has 549 career rebounds putting him 19th on the ODU all-time rebounding list. He is 47 behind Skip Noble's ('71) 596.

HALFTIME LEADS: ODU has led at halftime in the following games (7-5). 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), NSU (35-32), UR (26-21), at AU (41-22), At UNCW (26-22)

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).


MONARCH CURRENT CAA STATISTICAL LEADERS (2000-01)
Individuals
Rebounds       	Clifton Jones       1st        9.1
Scoring        	Pierre Greene       8th       13.0
Off.Rebounds    Clifton Jones       1st        3.0
Deff.Rebounds   Clifton Jones       2nd        6.0
Blocks          Clifton Jones       3rd        1.8
Assists         Pierre Greene       7th        3.7
                Troy Nance          4th        3.9
Asst/TO Ratio   Troy Nance          2nd        2.1
FT %            Pierre Greene       5th       .780
                Andre McCullum      8th       .750
3PT FG %        Heath Burris        8th       .411

Team
Scoring Offense          	4th 	70.3
Scoring Defense          	6th  	69.5
Free Throw Pct.          	7th  	67.3
Field Goal Pct.          	5th 	.430
Field Goal Pct. Def.      	9th     .447
3PT FG Made              	4th 	6.1
3PT FG PCT.              	5th 	.347
Rebounding               	3rd 	36.9
Blocked Shots       		5th  	4.1
Assists             		2nd  	14.1
Steals                   	4th 	6.9
Off Rebounds             	2nd 	13.0
Def. Rebounds       		7th  	24.0

MONARCH TRENDS
Days of the Week:
Mon 0-1   
Tue 2-0   
Wed 4-3   
Thu 0-2    
Fri 0-1
Sat 5-5 
Sun 0-1

BY MONTHS: 
Nov. 1-6 
Dec: 3-3  
Jan. 6-3   
Feb: 1-1   
Mar 0-0

By Points:
45-60 (0-5)    
61-70 (4-3)    
71-80 (3-4)   
 81-90 (4-1)    
90+ (0-0)

When ODU Outrebounds Opp:: 6-5
When ODU shoots 50 % or better: 5-0

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 sport, 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: 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. Call 877-630-8221.

MONARCH ALUMNI
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 5.6 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 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 after 17 yrs.

NEXT GAME: ODU travels to William & Mary Saturday at 7:00 p.m.

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