Monarchs Close Out Season With Victory Over Dukes
Feb. 26, 2005
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) - Valdas Vasylius scored 16 points to lead Old Dominion over James Madison 82-60 Saturday night.
The Monarchs (25-5, 15-3 Colonial Athletic Association) took charge early in the first half with a 15-0 run to lead 41-22 at the break. Old Dominion led by as many as 31 points in the second half.
The 25 wins ties a school record for one season set four different times. ODU was 25-4 in 1977, 25-6 in 1975, 25-5 in 1980, and 25-9 in the 1999.
ODU committed only seven turnovers which is the sixth time they have turned the ball over less than ten times.
The Dukes (6-21, 3-15) were led by Cavell Johnson with 16 points. Ray Barbosa added 12, including three 3-pointers in the closing minutes of the game. David Cooper had 10 rebounds.
Old Dominion outshot James Madison 55.4 percent to 37.7 percent.
The Monarchs open the CAA Tournament as the number one seed for the first time since 1997. ODU will play on Saturday at 12 noon against the winner of the number eight and nine seed.