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PINK OUT: ODU Hosts UTEP on TV Sat. at 7PM for 12th Hoops for the Cure Game

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: February 13, 2014
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NORFOLK, Va. – The Old Dominion University women’s basketball team (11-13, 4-6) will take on the Miners from UTEP (19-4, 8-2) Saturday, February 15, at the Ted Constant Center on Cox Channel 11 for what will be the 12th Annual Hoops for the Cure game. Saturday will also mark the one-year anniversary of ODU’s assistant to head coach, Sara Jones’ death. Jones bravely battled breast cancer for 12 years before passing away at age 40. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

FREE PINK T-SHIRTS to first 1,000 fans, sponsored by Bon Secours In Motion Physical Therapy and Sports Performance!

2014 Hoops for a Cure Notes – Official Game Sponsor: Bon Secours In Motion Physical Therapy and Sports Performance 
-12th Annual Game – From the beginning, the game was connected with the Susan G. Komen Tidewater affiliate.
-Free tickets for breast cancer survivors by calling the Susan G. Komen office at 490-7794.
-Anyone can purchase tickets at komentidewater.org or at ynottix.com (type in the work PINK) to have your portion of the ticket purchase support Komen.
-Prior to the ballgame, a Women’s Health Fair will be held in the lobby of the Ted from 6-7 p.m.
-There will be a Survivor Reception from 6:00 to 6:45 p.m. in the West Hospitality Banquet Room located by the Will Call ticketing booth on 43rd Street.
-Survivor walk on the arena’s hardwood floor at 6:50 p.m.
-Halftime performance by Jazzercise.
-The team will wear pink and we encourage everyone else to do the same so we can PINK OUT the Ted.

ALL-TIME SERIES
(1-0, ODU)

The Lady Monarchs and UTEP have met just one time prior to Saturday night’s showdown. ODU defeated UTEP 77-71 on Feb. 24, 1989, in the Northern Lights Invitational.

Old Dominion’s (11-13, 4-6) Probable Starters
No. 00 – Stephanie Gardner (G – Sr. – 5’7) – (7.3 ppg/2.0 rpg)
No. 01 – Shae Kelley (F – Jr. – 6’3) – (16.8 ppg/10.3 rpg)
No. 03 – Chelisa Painter (F – RJr. – 6’1) – (8.8 ppg/5.7 rpg)
No. 05 – Galaisha Goodhope (G – So. – 5’5) – (7.9 ppg/3.5 rpg)
No. 32 – Tiffany Minor (F – Jr. – 6’0) – (8.6 ppg/3.9 rpg)

UTEP’s (19-4, 8-2) Probable Starters
No. 02 – Cameasha Turner (G – So. - 5’9) – (5.7 ppg/1.9 rpg)
No. 03 – Kelli Willingham (G – Sr. - 5’6) – (8.2 ppg/2.1 rpg)
No. 05 – Kayla Thorton (F – Sr. – 6’1) - (19.5 ppg/10.6 rpg)
No. 14 – Kristine Vitola (C- RSr. - 6’4) - (10.6 ppg/5.1 rpg)
No. 32 – Chrishauna Parker (G – Jr. - 5’10) - (8.7 ppg/7.1 rpg)

MULTIMEDIA
Television:
COX 11
Cox Communications will produce and air the 12th annual Hoops for a Cure women's basketball game on Saturday night when the Lady Monarchs take on UTEP at 7 p.m. at the Ted Constant Center. Doug Ripley will provide the play by play, while Women's Basketball Hall of Famer Marianne Stanley will add color analysis. Stanley led ODU to three national championships as head coach from 1978-1987.

The game will air in Hampton Roads on Cox 11 as well as in Northern Virginia and the Roanoke markets.

Radio:
STAR 1310 AM

Broadcast will include a pre- and postgame show!
Saturday’s game will be aired live with ESPN Radio’s Nick Cattles, on the play-by-play call and former Lady Monarch assistant coach, Susan Montgomery handling color duties. Nick and Susan’s radio broadcast will begin at 6:30 p.m.

STREAMING:
LIVE VIDEO STREAM (Requires ODU All-Access Subscription)

The ODU InGame Mobile App
The ODU InGame App is completely FREE and is compatible with Apple and Android products. The ODU InGame Mobile App includes links for the live radio broadcast, social media feeds and up to the minute fan information!

What You Need to Know About the 2013-14 Lady Monarchs
Attendance
-Old Dominion currently averages 2,834 fans per contest, which is second in Conference USA and No. 38 in the country.

Protecting the Ted
-The Lady Monarchs are 7-4 at home this season.

Team Stat
-Steals Per Game: ODU ranks 96th in the nation and 6th in the conference with 8.8 steals per contest.

Individual Stats
-Galaisha Goohope is currently ranked 7th in the C-USA for assists per game with 3.6.
-Galaisha Goodhope ranks No. 10 in the conference for her +1.3 assist to turnover ratio.
-Tiffany Minor has the ninth highest average in Conference USA for three-pointers made per game with 1.8.
-Becca Allison ranks No. 14 in the conference with a 77.1% free-throw percentage.

Shae Kelley
-Double Doubles: Shae Kelley 18th in the nation and 4th in the conference with 13.
-Rebounds Per Game: Shae Kelley 31st in the nation and No. 4 in the conference with 10.3 rpg.
-Shae Kelley is the No. 7 leading scorer in Conference USA (16.8 ppg).
-Shae is averaging 2 steals per game, which is good for 6th best in the C-USA.
-Shae is the second leading defensive rebounder in the conference this season, averaging 7.2 per contest.
-The junior forward ranks No. 11 in the C-USA for offensive rebounds per game, hauling down 3.1 per ballgame.
-Shae also has the 11th highest blocked shots per game average with 1.2.

Other Lady Monarch Notes from This Season
Karen Barefoot Claims Win No. 250
When the Lady Monarchs defeated Marshall 65-52 in overtime on February 1, at the Ted Constant Center, the victory gave ODU head coach, Karen Barefoot, 250 career wins.

ODU's Recruiting Class Nationally Ranked No. 43
The All Star Girls Report has released their top 115 schools’ incoming recruiting classes for 2014 and has ranked the Old Dominion University women’s basketball team No. 43, which is the top ranked team in Conference USA.
LADY MONARCH RECRUITING CLASS IN ALL
Transfers
Annika Holopainen, (Portland transfer), 6’1, F
Jennie Simms, No. 62 (West Virginia transfer), 6’0, F
From High School
Keyana Brown, No. 284, 5’11, G
Auteaonna Gilmore, No. 114, 5’8 PG
Maia Lee, No. 225, 6’3, C

Kelley Becomes First Basketball Player in School’s History to Garner ‘C-USA Player of the Week’ Honors
On December 9, 2013, Old Dominion University’s junior forward Shae Kelley was named C-USA Player of the Week. For the two games that week, Shae averaged 25 points, 14.5 rebounds, four assists, three steals and 1.5 blocked shots per game and shot an average of 56.4% from the floor.

Former CAA Rookie of the Year, Ashley Betz-White Will Redshirt 2013-14 Season
On January 29th, Old Dominion University women’s basketball head coach, Karen Barefoot announced that the Lady Monarch’s all-conference junior guard, Ashley Betz-White, will redshirt this season due to bilateral stress fractures in her lower legs.

Lady Monarch’s 2013-14 Education Day
The women’s basketball team had 8,086 elementary school children at the Ted Constant Convocation Center on Dec. 4, 2013 for its third annual Education Day Game with the Norfolk Public Schools. The game marked the Lady Monarchs’ highest attended game since the Ted opened in 2002.

The 2013-14 UTEP Miners
Keitha Adams is in her 13th season at the helm for UTEP’s women’s basketball team. During Adams’ tenure at UTEP, she has compiled an impressive 224-161 overall record and is the school’s all-time winningest coach. The Miners are led by senior forward Kayla Thorton, who averages just under 20 points a game. The team has scored 80 points or more on 14 different occasions this season. UTEP has won six games in a row and are 4-2 on the road this season. They have also posted a 20-8 record in their last 28 road games. Cameasha Turner & Kristine Vitola have started every game for the Miners

UTEP’s Stats
-Scoring Margin: 22nd nationally 1st in C-USA with 14.1
-Scoring Offense: 21st nationally 1st in C-USA with  80.2
-Steals Per Game: 16th nationally 3rd in C-USA with  10.8
-Double Doubles: Kayla Thornton 15th nationally and 3rd in C-USA with 14 
-UTEP leads the C-USA in 3PT field-goals per contest, as they knock down over eight a game.

Be sure to follow ODU Women’s Basketball at @ODUWBB on Twitter and ‘Like’ the ODU Lady Monarch Basketball page by clicking HERE to stay up to date with the latest news and coverage.

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