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NORFOLK, Va. – The Old Dominion men’s basketball team (12-4, 3-1 C-USA) will host Marshall (12-5, 3-1) on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 7:00 p.m. at the Ted Constant Convocation Center. The game will air on ESPN3. ODU has won seven of its last eight contests.
Saturday’s game will feature Conference USA’s No. 1 scoring offense in Marshall (88.3 ppg) and No. 1 scoring defense in Old Dominion (allowing just 62.5 ppg).
All-Time Series: Old Dominion vs. Marshall -Thursday night marks the 18th all-time meeting between Old Dominion and Marshall.
-ODU leads the all-time series, 9-8.
-Marshall knocked ODU out of the Conference USA Tournament a season ago (64-63).
-The Thundering Herd has won four of the last five contests against Old Dominion.
Quick Hitters -On Thursday against WKU, ODU had its seven-game win streak snapped.
-Old Dominion is 10-0 when allowing 67 points or less.
-The Monarchs are 10-2 when leading at the half.
-ODU is 9-2 when outrebounding its opponent.
-Old Dominion is allowing just 62.5 points per game, which ranks 13th nationally and first in the conference.
-The Monarchs rank 18th in the country and first in the C-USA for its field-goal percentage defense (39.2).
-The Monarchs turn the ball over just 10.6 times per contest, which ranks 10th nationally and 2nd in Conference USA.
-ODU’s 1.4 assist/turnover ratio ranks 19th in the country (2nd in the C-USA).
-Old Dominion is ranked 39th in the nation and second in the conference for fewest fouls (261).
-Old Dominion’s 4.0 turnover margin ranks 28th nationally and third in the conference.
-Ahmad Caver ranks 7th in the country and first in Conference USA for most minutes played per game (37.8).
-The Monarchs 5-0 when scoring 80 or more points.
OLD DOMINION LEADERS POINTS: B.J. Stith 15.1 (15th in C-USA) REBOUNDS: Brandan Stith 6.8 rpg (8th in C-USA) ASSISTS: Ahmad Caver 6.2 apg (16th in the country, 2nd in C-USA) STEALS: Ahmad Caver 2.1 spg (52nd in country, 3rd in C-USA) BLOCKS: Trey Porter 1.9 bpg (45th in the country, 4th in C-USA)
Meet Marshall Marshall enters the contest with a 12-5 overall record and a 3-1 mark in Conference USA play. The thundering Herd have conference wins over Southern Miss (91-71), LA Tech (85-66) and Charlotte (91-83), while their only C-USA loss came to WKU (112-87).
Five Thundering Herd players are averaging double-figures so far this season: -Jon Elmore (22.9 PPG) -C.J. Burks (20.8 ppg) -Ajdin Penava (16.7 ppg) -Rondale Watson (12.7 ppg) -Jarrod West (10.5 ppg)