NORFOLK, Va. - The Old Dominion men’s basketball team (9-3, 0-0 C-USA) will host Charlotte (4-7, 0-0 C-USA) for the Conference USA opener on Saturday, Dec. 30 at 7:00 p.m. at the Ted Constant Convocation Center. The game will air on ESPN3. ODU is currently riding a four-game winning streak.
How to Follow: Stream: ESPN3 Radio: ESPN 94.1 (in Hampton Roads, Va.); WNTW 820 AM and 97.7 FM The Answer (in Richmond and Central Va.); WLVA 94.1 FM and Fox Sports 580 AM (in Lynchburg, Va.) - Ted Alexander (PxP) and ODU Hall of Famer/NBA Champion Dave Twardzik's (color) live pregame show will begin at 6:30 p.m. on the ODU Radio Network. Stats: CLICK HERE Twitter: @ODUMBB
All-Time Series: Old Dominion vs. Charlotte -Saturday night will mark the 35th all-time meeting between the two schools.
-Old Dominion leads the all-time series 20-14.
-The Monarchs have claimed victory in five of the last six meetings and seven of the last nine.
Quick Hitters -Jeff Jones is just two wins away from his 100th victory at ODU (98-54).
-Old Dominion is 8-0 when allowing 67 points or less.
-The Monarchs are 7-1 when leading at the half.
-ODU is 7-1 when outrebounding its opponent.
-The Monarchs turn the ball over just 10.3 times per contest, which ranks 9th nationally and 2nd in Conference USA.
-ODU’s 1.49 assist/turnover ratio ranks 18th in the country (2nd in the C-USA).
-Old Dominion is allowing just 61.0 points per game, which ranks 10th nationally and first in the conference.
-Old Dominion’s 4.0 turnover margin ranks 29th nationally and third in the conference.
OLD DOMINION LEADERS POINTS: B.J. Stith 14.3 ppg (18th in C-USA) REBOUNDS: Brandan Stith 7.1 rpg (7th in C-USA) ASSISTS: Ahmad Caver 6.2 apg (21st in the country, 2nd in C-USA) STEALS: Ahmad Caver 1.8 spg (10th in C-USA) BLOCKS: Trey Porter 2.2 bpg (39th in the country, 2nd in C-USA)
MEET CHARLOTTE Houston Fancher, who is in his third season on the Charlotte 49ers coaching staff, has been named interim head coach for the rest of the 2017-18 season. Before joining the Charlotte 49ers coaching staff, Fancher had 12 years’ experience as a college head coach including nine years as Appalachian State’s head coach.
The 49ers enter Saturday’s contest with a 4-7 overall record, losing five of their last six games. Charlotte is led by Jon Davis’ 13.0 points per game, while Andrien White averages 12.5 ppg.