NCAA Tournament First Round Notes - No. 5 Old Dominion vs. No. 12 Liberty
By ODU Athletics
March 23, 2008
Old Dominion is now 33-23 overall in the NCAA Tournament.
Old Dominion is now 16-9 in NCAA first round games.
The only previous matchup between the two teams also came during the NCAA Tournament in Norfolk, in 1997, and the Lady Monarchs won 102-52, en route to the championship game against Tennessee.
The Old Dominion win breaks a six-game losing streak in the NCAA Tournament, and a streak of five straight losses in the opening round.
The Lady Monarchs have won 25 straight games on their home floor, the second-longest active home winning streak behind Hartford's 26 games.
Shahida Williams' 10-for-11 shooting (.909) is tied for 7th highest shooting percentage All-Time in the NCAA Tournament (minimum - 10 made).
Shahida Williams set a career-high in points with 20.
Megan Pym set new career-high in blocks with seven (previous career-high: 4).
Megan Pym's seven blocks are tied for 8th All-Time in the opening round and tied for 10th All-Time in the NCAA Tournament.
T.J. Jordan set season-high and matched career-high in assists with seven.
All 12 of Jessica Canady's points came in the second half.
Old Dominion has committed 14 or fewer turnovers in five of the last seven games.
Old Dominion improves to 14-1 this season when four players score in double figures. Old Dominion improves to 18-0 when shooting better than 40% from the field