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Old Dominion vs. East Carolina Game Notes

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: January 29, 2001
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    Tuesday, Jan.30, 2001
    ODU Fieldhouse
    ESPN 1310 Radio
    7:35 p.m.

    The Monarchs:
    Overall:9-12
    Home:7-3:
    Away:1-7
    CAA:4-4
    Neutral:1-2

    LAST GAME:The Monarchs lost to Richmond, 77-73 in double overtime Saturday night. Pierre Greene and Clifton Jones each scored 18 points. Jones hauled in 13 rebounds. Andre McCullum scored 14 points and hauled in ten boards. ODU outrebounded UR, 49-32, but committed 24 turnovers.

    JEFF CAPEL-HEAD COACH:(Fayetteville State '77), is in his seventh year at the helm of the Monarchs. He is 197-156 in his12th season and 118-91 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       12.7ppg/4.7 rpg
    F 21 Ricardo Marsh, 6-7, 215, So., Mebane, NC.           9.0ppg/4.9 rpg
    C 34 Clifton Jones, 6-7, 225, Sr, Pleasantville, NJ.	 7.4 ppg/8.9 rpg
    G 12 Pierre Greene, 6-2, 180, Jr, Chicago, ILL.         13.8ppg/ 3.8 apg
    G 23 Michael Williams, 6-0, 170, Sr, Thomasville, Ga.    5.8ppg/2.2 rpg
    OR 22 Rasheed Wright, 6-5,190, So.,Greensboro, NC.      10.0ppg/4.5 rpg
    
    TOP SUBSTITUTES
    G 13 Troy Nance, 5-9, 170, Fr, Va. Beach, Va.            3.3 ppg/4.0 apg
    C 41 Joe Principe, 6-9, 220, Fr., Gladstone, Mo.         2.2ppg/1.9 rpg
    C 30 Charles Dunnington, 6-10, 215, Fr., Washington, DC  1.1 ppg/1.4 rpg
    G 15 Heath Burris, 6-4, 185, Sr, Va. Beach, Va.          4.0ppg/0.6 rpg
    G 10 John Waller, 6-4, 180, Fr, Richmond, Va.            3.1 ppg/0.9rpg
    

    INJURED MONARCH
    Rasheed Wright broke his right eighth lateral rib early in the first half vs. NSU. He did not play vs. Richmond and is listed day-to-day. Heath Burris missed the Richmond game with the flu.

    THIS DAY IN ODU ATHLETIC HISTORY:
    Jan 30, 1973. Ricky Michaelson scored a fieldhouse record 45 points as ODU knocked off defending Div. II National Champion Kentucky Wesleyan, 125-112. Jan. 30, 1974. Joel Copeland hits the winning basket as the Monarchs defeat ECU, 80- 78 in Greenville. Copeland scored 24 points and hauled in ten rebounds.

    TONIGHTS OFFICIALS:
    Larry Rose, Mike Wood, Duke Edsall.

    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.ECU: ODU leads the series, 30-13, but ECU has won four of the last five meetings, including a 68-63 overtime decision in Greenville back on Jan. 17.

    Gabriel Mmikulas scored 20 points and Kenyatta Brown added 17 for ECU. Ricardo Marsh led the Monarchs wit 17 and McCullum added 15 points. ECU also won here in the fieldhouse last year.

    CAPEL VS. ECU: 7-7
    CAA GAMES TODAY: No other games tonight

    ODU vs. CAA TEAMS:
    American 20-12
    East Carolina 30-13
    George Mason 23-6
    James Madison 36-19
    UNC Wilmington 15-10
    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: (4-0)
    3-2 in 1999-00
    102-11 (since1970-71)
    Best Record:14-0 in 1974-75 & 11-0 in 1976-77
    13-1 in 1973-74 & 1975-76

    RECORD AT SCOPE (4-3)
    219-90 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.

    JONES HITTING THE BOARDS: Clifton Jones leads the team in rebounding and has been the Monarchs top rebounder in 15 of the 21 games. He ranks fourth in the league in rebounding and third in offensive rebounding. He has hauled in ten or more rebounds eight times this year. Jones has 517 career rebounds putting him 19th on the ODU all-time rebounding list.

    MCCULLUM APPROACHING 1,000 CAREER POINTS: Andre McCullum enters tonights' game with 999 career points. He will be the 37th Monarch to do so.

    HALFTIME LEADS: ODU has led at halftime in the following games (6-4). 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)

    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       4th       8.9
    Scoring        		Pierre Greene      10th      13.8
    Off.Rebounds        	Clifton Jones       2nd       3.0
    Def.Rebounds  		Clifton Jones       4th       5.8
    Blocks         		Clifton Jones       4th       1.8
    Assists        		Pierre Greene       8th       3.8
                         	Troy Nance          4th       4.0
    Asst/TO Ratio  		Troy Nance          2nd       2.5
    
    FT %           		Pierre Greene       8th       .767
                         	Andre McCullum 	   10th       .747
    3PT FG %       		Heath Burris        8th       .392
    
    Team
    Scoring Offense          3rd 	70.9
    Scoring Defense          6th 	71.0
    Free Throw Pct.          4th 	66.7
    Field Goal Pct.          5th 	.430
    Field Goal Pct. Def.     9th    .452
    3PT FG Made              4th 	6.3
    3PT FG PCT.              4th 	.342
    Rebounding               5th 	37.0
    Blocked Shots       	 5th  	4.2
    Assists             	 2nd  	14.0
    Steals                   5th 	6.8
    Off Rebounds             2nd 	17.9
    Def. Rebounds       	 7th    23.9
    

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

    BY MONTHS:
    Nov. 1-6
    Dec: 3-3
    Jan. 5-3

    By Points:
    50-60 (0-4)
    61-70 (3-3)
    71-80 (3-4)
    81-90 (3-1)
    90+ (0-0)

    When ODU Outrebounds Opp: 4-5

    When ODU shoots 50 % or better: 4-0

    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 sports, 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 5.5 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 is off until Feb. 7 when they begin a four game road swing starting at American.

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