Men's Basketball Game Notes: ODU vs. George Washington
By ODU Athletics
OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY vs. GEORGE WASHINGTON
Monday, Nov. 20, 2000 -- Smith Center -- ESPN 1310 Radio -- 7:30 p.m.
LAST GAME: The Monarchs opened the season with an 84-57 victory over Gardner-Webb Saturday night. Twelve different Monarchs scored led by Pierre Greene with 14 points and four assists, Andre McCullum with 12 points and Michael Williams with ten. Rasheed Wright hauled in a career high 11 rebounds. The Monarchs started two freshman in Joe Principe (red shirt last year) and true freshman Troy Nance.
JEFF CAPEL-HEAD COACH: (Fayetteville State '77), is in his seventh year at the helm of the Monarchs. He is 189-145 in his12th season and 110-80 at Old Dominion. Capel was the 1995 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 12.0 ppg/ 2.0 rpg F 21 Ricardo Marsh, 6-7, 215, So., Mebane, NC. 6.0 ppg/ 5.0 rpg C 41 Joe Principe, 6-9, 220, Fr., Gladstone, MO. 6.0 ppg/ 6.0 rpg G 12 Pierre Greene, 6-2, 180, Jr, Chicago, ILL. 14.0 ppg/ 4.0 apg G 13 Troy Nance, 5-9, 170 ,Fr., Va. Beach, Va. 3.0 ppg/ 8.0 apg TOP SUBSTITUTES G 23 Michael Williams, 6-0, 170,Sr, Thomasville, Ga. 10.0 ppg/ 2.0 apg F 34 Clifton Jones, 6-7, 225, Sr., Pleasantville, NJ. 9.0 ppg/ 8.0 rpg F 22 Rasheed Wright, 6-5, 190, So. Greensboro, NC. 8.0 ppg/11.0 rpg C 30 Charles Dunnington, 6-10,215, Fr.,Washington, DC. 6.0 ppg/ 6.0 rpg C 03 Aron McMillian, 6-8, 250, Jr., Greensboro, NC. 0.0 ppg/ 0.0 rpg C 40 Clay McGowen, 6-11, 205, Fr., Westerville, Ohio 2.0 ppg/ 3.0 rpg G 15 Heath Burris, 6-4, 185, Sr, Va. Beach, Va. 5.0 ppg/ 2.0 rpg
GAME OFFICIALS: D. Day, Brian Kersey & Dwayne Gladden.
SERIES VS. GW: GW leads, 6-3. Last year, Old Dominion defeated the Colonials, 82-75. Pierre Greene scored 18 points and Andre McCullum added ten points and 11 boards. ODU's last win in the Smith Center was an 86-85 win in 1991-92 season.
CAPEL VS. GW: 1-3
ODU vs. THE ATLANTIC 10:
Rhode Island 2-2 St. Bonaventure 1-1 St. Joseph's 2-4 Xavier 3-2 Dayton 3-4 Duquesne 3-1
ODU plays at St. Joseph's on Nov. 29 and at Dayton on Dec. 19
MONARCHS IN SEASON AWAY OPENERS
EXHIBITION GAMES: Old Dominion split their two exhibition games. Defeating Court Authority, 87-85 and losing to Global Sports, 91-82. In the Court Authority win Pierre Greene led with 23 points, while Andre McCullum hauled in nine rebounds. In the loss to Global Sports, McCullum scored 25 points and freshman Charles Dunnington grabbed 12 rebounds.
RECORD AT FIELDHOUSE:
3-2 in 1999-00
102-11 (since 1970-71)
14-0 in 1974-75 & 11-0 in 1976-77
13-1 in 1973-74 & 1975-76
RECORD AT SCOPE
215-87 since 1971-72
5-3 in 1999-00
9-0 in 1992-93
13-1 in 1979-80 and 1983-84
10-1 in 1994-95
CAREER HIGHS SET LAST YEAR:
McCullum 24 pts vs. VCU 16 rebounds vs. Furman Williams 25 pts vs. George Mason Greene 18 pts vs. GWU & W&M Wright 9 pts vs. Norfolk St. 6 rebs vs. ECU Marsh 16 pts vs. ECU 10 rebs vs. JMU Burris 10 pts vs. New Orleans McMillian 5 pts vs. Kansas St. 5 rebs vs. GMU
MONARCH RECRUITS-EARLY PERIOD
HONORS THUS FAR THIS YEAR
Andre McCullum - Pre-Season All-CAA
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
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.
CAPEL CALL IN RADIO SHOW
Jeff's weekly call-in radio show is Thursday from 5-6 on ESPN 1310 Radio.
Cal Bowdler ('99) Atlanta- Injured knee in pre-season (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 5.0 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.
NEXT GAME: Puerto Rico Shootout vs. Stanford on Thursday at 3 p.m. eastern time. The game will be shown on Home Team Sports. ODU will then play either Memphis or Miami-Ohio at either 4:30 or 7:00 on Friday. Also in the Tournament is Utah, Georgia, Indiana State and American Univ.-Puerto Rico.