Monarchs Open Regular Season Saturday With UT Chattanooga
By ODU Athletics
Old Dominion will host the Mocs of UT Chattanooga Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. in the fieldhouse to open the 1999-2000 basketball season.
SERIES WITH UTC
The Monarchs lead the series, 1-0. Old Dominion defeated the Mocs in Chattanooga last year, 74-60 as Michael Williams led with 16 points.
ODU IN THE FIELDHOUSE
Since 1970, the Monarchs are 98-9 (.916) in the fieldhouse. Last year, Old Dominion was 5-0, including a 75-56 NIT victory over Seton Hall.
OPENING THE SEASON
Old Dominion is 18-5 in season openers since moving up to Division I in 1976-77. In home openers, the Monarchs are 21-2.
RADIO TALK SHOW
Jeff Capel's live radio call-in talk show can be heard every Thursday from 5-6 p.m. on ESPN 1310 radio.
OTHER CAGE NOTES
Head Coach Jeff Capel is just two wins shy of 100 at Old Dominion. He is 177-126 in ten overall seasons. He is 98-61 in five years at Old Dominion. Freshmen centers Joe Principe (Gladstone, MO) and Charles Dunnington (Washington, DC) will redshirt this season. Center -forward Aron McMillian will become eligible to play in the Monarchs game at Kansas State on Dec. 22. The CAA Tournament will be March 3-6 at the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, Va. The Championship game will be live on ESPN2.
Cal Bowdler ('99) is averaging 1.5 ppg and 1.0 rpg for the Atlanta Hawks. Mark West ('83) is playing for Phoenix and was featured in the July issue of Fortune Magazine. He was also vice-president of the NBA Players Association. Odell Hodge ('97), and Petey Sessoms are playing on the same team in Belgium. Mark Poag ('99) is playing in Germany and Reggie Bassette ('99) is playing in Greece. Chris Gatling ('91) is second on the Orlando Magic averaging 15.3 points and 7.8 rebounds off the bench.