Men's Basketball Game Notes: ODU at UNCW
By ODU Athletics
ESPN 1310 Radio
LAST GAME: The Monarchs defeated American Wednesday night in Washington, 84-57. Andre McCullum led with 18 points and six rebounds. Ricardo Marsh scored 16 and Heath Burris added 11. 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 1,030 career points. That ranks him 31st on the ODU all-time scoring list. After a 1-7 start this season, the Monarchs have gone 10-5.
JEFF CAPEL-HEAD COACH: (Fayetteville State '77), is in his seventh year at the helm of the Monarchs. He is 199-156 in his12th season and 120-91 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 13.0 ppg/ 5.1 rpg F 21 Ricardo Marsh, 6-7, 215, So., Mebane, NC. 9.3 ppg/ 4.6 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. 13.2 ppg/ 3.6 apg G 22 Rasheed Wright, 6-5, 190, So, Greensboro, NC. 9.7 ppg/ 4.1 rpg TOP SUBSTITUTES G 23 Michael Williams, 6-0, 170, Sr, Thomasville, Ga. 5.8 ppg/ 2.1 rpg G 13 Troy Nance, 5-9, 170, Fr, Va. Beach, Va. 3.4 ppg/ 4.0 apg C 41 Joe Principe, 6-9, 220, Fr., Gladstone, Mo. 2.2 ppg/ 1.9 rpg C 30 Charles Dunnington, 6-10, 215, Fr., Washington, DC 1.3 ppg/ 1.5 rpg G 15 Heath Burris, 6-4, 185, Sr, Va. Beach, Va. 4.4 ppg/ 0.6 rpg G 10 John Waller, 6-4, 180, Fr, Richmond, Va. 3.4 ppg/ 1.1 rpg
THIS DAY IN ODU ATHLETIC HISTORY:
Feb. 10, 1996 Down 16 points (53-37) to JMU with 17:30 left, ODU rallies to tie game at 63 with 6:00 left. The Monarchs went on to win 76-72 in Scope. Odell Hodge led with 18 points and nine rebounds Joe Bunn scored 16 and Mark Poag added 13.
Raymie Styons, James Haney, Dan Stryfelder
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. UNCW: ODU leads, 15-10. The Seahawks won both games last year. UNCW won in the fieldhouse, 60-49 and in Trask , 66-60.
CAPEL VS. UNCW: 6-8
ODU AT TRASK: 5-5 with two going overtime.
CAA GAMES TODAY:
American at ECU
W&M at George Mason
Richmond at JMU
ODU vs. CAA TEAMS :
American 21-12 East Carolina 31-13 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 Towson University (Baltimore, Md.) will join the conference effective July 1, 2003.
RECORD AT FIELDHOUSE: (5-0)
3-2 in 1999-00
102-11 (since 1970-71)
Best Record: 14-0 in 1974-75 & 11-0 in 1976-77
13-1 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 St. 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 (Last 8 straight)
McCullum 4 (3 of the last four games)
GREENE HOT: Pierre Greene has hit his last 15 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 17 of the 23 games. He leads the league in rebounding and offensive rebounding. He has hauled in ten or more rebounds ten times this year. Jones has 540 career rebounds putting him 19th on the ODU all-time rebounding list. He is 56 behind Skip Noble's ('71) 596.
HALFTIME LEADS: ODU has led at halftime in the following games (7-4).
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) AU (41-22)
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
12.5 ppg/ 8.3 rpg...three-point shooter
T. J. Waldon, 6-5, 200 Kathleen High School
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 13.2 Off.Rebounds Clifton Jones 1st 3.0 Def.Rebounds Clifton Jones 2nd 6.0 Blocks Clifton Jones 3rd 1.8 Assists Pierre Greene 7th 3.7 Troy Nance 4th 4.0 Asst/TO Ratio Troy Nance 2nd 2.1 FT % Pierre Greene 5th .776 Andre McCullum 8th .745 3PT FG % Heath Burris 8th .418 Team Scoring Offense 4th 71.2 Scoring Defense 6th 70.0 Free Throw Pct. 7th 66.7 Field Goal Pct. 5th .433 Field Goal Pct. Def. 9th .448 3PT FG Made 4th 6.3 3PT FG PCT. 5th .340 Rebounding 3rd 37.0 Blocked Shots 5th 4.3 Assists 2nd 14.4 Steals 4th 6.8 Off Rebounds 2nd 13.0 Def. Rebounds 7th 24.0
Days of the Week:
Fri 0-1 Sat
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.
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: Log onto www.oducourt.com 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.
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.
MONARCH WEBSITE: www.odusports.com
NEXT GAME: ODU travels to James Madison Feb.14 for a 7 p.m. HTS TV game.