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Monarchs Host Virginia Tech At Scope Saturday Night

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: November 23, 2001
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Nov. 23, 2001

GAME NOTES

ABOUT THE MONARCHS : 1-1
* Played Sacramento State and Memphis in NABC Guardian Classic in Memphis, Tn.
* Defeated Sacramento State, 69-52, (Wright 21 pts/ Green 12 pts)
* Lost to #12 Memphis, 91-66 (Marsh 21 pts/Thomas 16 pts/McGowen 5 blks)
* First game since Nov. 14
* Monarchs only game in Scope this year.
* Record at Scope - 218-90(.700)

HEAD COACH: Blaine Taylor (Montana '81)
* Top Assistant at Stanford the last three years.
* 142-65 at Montana (1991-1998) - five 20+ win seasons
* 384-156 in 18 years as an assistant and head coach.
* 1992 Montana team was 27-4
* 1992 National Rookie Coach of the Year
* 1992 Big Sky Coach of the Year.

MONARCHS PROBABLES
F 21 Ricardo Marsh, 6-7, 225, Jr, Mebane, NC. 14.0 ppg/ 9.0 rpg
F 22 Rasheed Wright, 6-5, 195, Jr., Greensboro, NC. 15.0 ppg/ 4.0 rpg
C 30 Charles Dunnington, 6-9,220, So, Washington,DC. 1.5 ppg/ 4.0 rpg
G 12 Pierre Greene, 6-2 , 175, Sr. Chicago, Ill. 6.0 ppg/ 3.5 apg
G 24 Kiah Thomas, 6-4, 185, Fr, Norfolk, Va. 10.0 ppg/ 3.5 rpg

Top Substitutes
F 4 T.J. Waldon, 6-4, 210 Fr., Lakeland, FL. 0.0 ppg/ 0.0 rpg
G 10 John Waller, 6-4 ,175, So., Richmond, Va. 4.0 ppg/ 2.5 rpg
G 13 Troy Nance, 5-9, 175, So., Va. Beach, Va. 8.0 ppg/5.0 apg
F 33 James Smith, 6-7, 200, Fr., Norfolk, Va. 0.0 ppg/ 0.5 rpg
C 40 Clay McGowen, 6-11 220, So.Westerville, OH. 9.0 ppg/ 6.5 rpg
C 41 Joe Principe, 6-10, 225, So., Gladstone, MO. 0.0 ppg/ 0.5 rpg

GREENE PRE-SEASON ALL-CAA: Senior guard Pierre Greene was selected to the CAA preseason men's basketball All-CAA team by the league's head coaches and media in attendance at media day on Oct. 31 in Baltimore, Md. As a team, the Monarchs were picked seventh.

THIS DAY IN MONARCH HISTORY
Nov. 11, 1998...Reggie Bassette scores 22 points, Cal Bowdler adds 21 and Andre McCullum hauls in 12 boards as the Monarchs defeat VMI, 103-69 here in Scope.

SERIES VS. VIRGINIA TECH: (VT leads 12-4)
Last Meeting: Hokies defeated ODU in Blacksburg, 78-67 in overtime in 1999-00

Last Monarch win: ODU defeated Virginia Tech, 71-61 in Scope in 1992-93

Monarchs vs Tech in Scope:4-3

OLD DOMINION VS. BIG EAST TEAMS
West Virginia (3-1), Rutgers (1-0), Seton Hall (1-0), Gerogetown (1-1), Villanova (1-1), Syracuse (1-2), Miami Fla (0-1), St. John's (0-2)

LAST WIN VS. BIG EAST TEAM: Defeated Seton Hall, 75-56 in the 1999 NIT first round in the fieldhouse.

FLASHBACK WIN: 89-81 triple overtime win over third seed and Big East Champion Villanova in the NCAA first round tournament at Albany,NY in 1995. Tech assistant coach Mark Cline was an assistant with the Monarchs.

MONARCHS IN SCOPE HOME OPENERS: 16-2

BEST YEAR BY YEAR RECORDS AT SCOPE:
9-0 in 1992-93, 14-4 in 1981-82, 13-1 in 1983-84 and 1979-80,13-3 in 1978-79, 11-2 in 1982-83, 10-1 in 1994-95. 10-3 in 1984-85 & 1985-86.

RANKED TEAMS TO VISIT SCOPE VS. ODU
1994-95 vs. #1 North Carolina
1993-94 vs. #22 Virginia (ODU wins)
1989-90 vs. #8 Missouri
1988-89 vs. #4 North Carolina
1985-86 vs. #20 UAB
Vs. #19 Western Kentucky(ODU wins)
1979-80 vs. #3 Syracuse (ODU wins)
1976-77 vs. #17 Syracuse - North-South ECAC Championship

MONARCH EXHIBITION GAMES:
Old Dominion defeated E.A. All-Stars Southeast, 106-99 in overtime as Ricardo Marsh scored 25 points and hauled in 13 rebounds. Rasheed Wright added 22 points and Troy Nance scored 12 with seven assists. ODU shot .473 from the floor and dominated the boards 63-35. In the second exhibition game, ODU defeated Kentucky ABA, 89-82. Six Monarchs were in double figures. Pierre Greene led with 16 points, six assists and four steals. Marsh hauled in 16 rebounds. ODU shot .576 from the floor and outrebounded their opponent, 42-31.

CAA GAMES TODAY
Hofstra at Pittsburgh Tournament Towson at Georgetown Drexel at Rider William & Mary at Charleston Southern Gardner Webb at James Madison UNCW at High Point LaSalle at Delaware

MONARCHS SIGN TWO IN EARLY PERIOD
Isaiah Hunter 6-3 G Charlotte, NC., Independence High School Janko Mrksic 6-10, 250 C, Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada, Bishop Ryan HS

MONARCH CAA STATISTICAL LEADERS FROM LAST YEAR
Assists: Pierre Greene and Troy Nance (5th) 3.48 Free Throw Percentage: Greene (5th) .769 Wright (10th) .740 Steals: Greene (9th) 1.23 Three Point Field Goal Pct: Wright (10th) .364

BLAINE TAYLOR'S RADIO CALL IN SHOW
Every Thursday afternoon from 5-6 p.m. on ESPN 1310 radio with host John Castleberry. Fans can also e-mail questions to Taylor at www.odusports.com.

THE NEW CAA (Colonial Athletic Association) *The CAA is now comprised of ten teams. * The four new schools are Delaware, Hofstra (Long Island, NY.), Towson (Baltimore, MD. area) and Drexel (Philadelphia) * Also in the league are Old Dominion, Virginia Commonwealth, James Madison, UNC Wilmington, William and Mary, and George Mason.

MONARCH NBA ALUMNI
Mark West ('83) Now Assistant General Manager with the Phoenix Suns.

Cal Bowdler ('99) In third season with the Atlanta Hawks

Chris Gatling ('91) Now with the Miami Heat.

"FAREWELL TO THE FIELDHOUSE TRIBUTES"
Dec. 1 vs. Illinois-Chicago (70's night)
Jan. 19 vs. Virginia Commonwealth (80's night)
Feb. 16 vs. James Madison ('90's night)

NEXT HOME GAME: The Monarchs play Delaware State in the fieldhouse Monday night at 7:35 p.m.

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