Rick Voight

ODU Hosts Charlotte for C-USA Opener Saturday at 7PM on ESPN3

December 28, 2017
By ODU Athletics

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.
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.

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)

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.

Both teams season stats are attached.

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