Monarchs Visit George Mason In CAA Play
By ODU Athletics
Dec. 31, 2009
The ODU Monarchs (9-4/1-0) return to CAA action when they travel to Fairfax, VA., to take on George Mason Saturday at 12 noon. GAMENOTES attached. The game will be televised live on Comcast SportsNet channel 35 in the Hampton Roads area.
2009-10 MONARCH BASKETBALL Old Dominion University at George Mason - Jan. 2 at Towson - Jan. 4
ODU Radio: ESPN 94.1 FM
(Ted Alexander, Kenny Gattison, Rick Kiefner)
Comcast SportsNet Channel 35 in Hampton Roads. Announcers- AL Koken and Glen Consor.
PROBABLE STARTERS FOR ODU
F 35 Ben Finney, 6-5, Jr, Portsmouth, VA. 7.6 ppg/ 5.6 rpg
F 33 Keyon Carter, 6-8, RS-Jr. Riviera Beach, Fl. 6.7 ppg/ 4.9 rpg
C 12 Gerald Lee, 6-9, Sr., Uusikaupunki, Finland, 14.5 ppg/ 4.9 rpg
G 24 Kent Bazemore, 6-5, RS-So. Kelford, NC. 7.4 ppg/ 4.0 rpg
G 3 Darius James, 6-1, Jr, Virginia Beach,Va. 6.8 ppg/ 4.2 apg.
OFF THE BENCH
G 23 Marsharee Neely, 6-2, Sr., Greensboro, NC. 7.7 ppg/ 3.0 rpg
F 21 Frank Hassell, 6-8, RS-Jr., Chesapeake, Va. 6.5 ppg/ 4.8 rpg
C 20 Chris Cooper,6-9, So, Dumfries, VA., 2.8 ppg/ 2.9 rpg
G 22 Marquel Delancey, 6-0, So.., Alexandria, Va., 2.a ppg/ 2.3. apg
F 1 Nick Wright, 6-8, RS-Fr.., Suffolk, VA 1.5 ppg /1.3 rpg
G 15 Trian Iliadis, 6-3, Fr.,Perth,W.Australia 4.7 ppg/ 1.6 rpg
SERIES VS. GEORGE MASON ODU leads, 32-15 Last year, ODU lost in Fairfax, 61-53, the defeated the Patriots in the Constant Center, 73-71. ODU last defeated Mason in Fairfax, 66-56 in Overtime during the 2006-07 season.
SERIES VS. TOWSON ODU leads, 19-1. The two teams first starting playing each other in 1956-57. Towson's lone win vs. the Monarchs was a 67-55 decision in the old ODU fieldhouse During the 2001-02 season. ODU has beaten Towson 11 straight times.
ODU DEFENSE The 38 points for Mount St. Mary's was the lowest total points scored for the Mountaineers since Feb. 10, 1950 when they tallied 37 points against Loyola. It's the second time this season that ODU has held an opponent to only 38 points as Bethune Cookman managed the same total in a 69-38 ODU victory on November 15. ODU ranks second nationally in scoring defense.ODU has held five teams under 50 points thus far, and six in a row under 60 points.
ODU ALUMNI ASSOCIATION AND DC CHAPTER SOCIAL Jan. 2 at 10:30 a.m. social at Brion's Grille in Fairfax, Va.