Monarchs Open NCAA Play With Butler

March 13, 2007
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

March 13, 2007

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The 12th seed ODU Monarchs (24-8) open up NCAA play against fifth seed Butler on Thursday, at the HSBC Arena in Buffalo, NY. Gametime is 30 minutes after the completion of the Maryland-Davidson game which starts at 12:20. ODU and Butler have met only once, with Butler winning, 75-62 in the 1999 NIT second round. This is ODU's second NCAA appearance in the last three years and first as an atlarge selection since 1986. ODU has won 24 or more games three straight years under head coach Blaine Taylor.


Off the court the among the teams in this years NCAA tourney, ODU is tied, with the second highest APR score of all 65 teams, with a 2 year score of 990. Old Dominion University Men's Basketball is in the 90th - 100th percentile rank for all of Men's Basketball. The APR (Academic Progress Rate) is an NCAA component measuring eligibility, graduation and retention at all four year institutions. This data is based on 2 years of reporting (last released in spring of 2006). The third year of data is to be released later this spring.

1000 - Davidson & Villanova

990 - Old Dominion, Illinois, Oral Roberts, Belmont

989 - Univ. of North Carolina 986 - Oregon 984 - Penn 981 - Holy Cross, BYU 980 - Miami (Ohio), Gonzaga, Vanderbilt, Creighton 978 - Duke 977 - Notre Dame 972 - Xavier 963 - Georgetown 961 - Southern Illinois