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NORFOLK, Va. – The Old Dominion men’s basketball team (16-5, 7-2 C-USA) will welcome UAB (15-8, 6-4 C-USA) to the Ted Constant Convocation Center on Saturday, Feb. 3 for a 7:00 p.m. EST tip, which will air on ESPN3.
Old Dominion currently sits in third place in the Conference USA standings, while UAB has sole possession of the fourth spot.
All-Time Series: Old Dominion vs. UAB -Saturday night marks the 31st all-time meeting between ODU and UAB. -The Blazers control the all-time series, 20-10. -UAB has won five of the last six contests against the Monarchs. -The last time these two schools met was last season in Birmingham, where ODU dominated UAB (83-62), snapping a five-game skid against UAB.
QUICK HITTERS -ODU has won four of its last five and 11 of its last 13 contests.
-Old Dominion is allowing just 63.0 points per game, which ranks 12th nationally and first in the conference.
-The Monarchs rank 25th in the country and first in the C-USA for its field-goal percentage defense (40.2).
-The Monarchs turn the ball over just 10.4 times per contest, which ranks 11th nationally and 2nd in Conference USA. Their 218 total turnovers ranks 4th in the country and first in the league.
-Old Dominion’s 4.2 turnover margin ranks 14th nationally and third in the conference.
-ODU’s 1.43 assist/turnover ratio ranks 17th in the country (2nd in the C-USA).
-Old Dominion is ranked 22nd in the nation and second in the conference for fewest fouls (341).
-Ahmad Caver ranks 3rd in the country and first in Conference USA for most minutes played per game (38:08).
-Caver ranks 20th in the NCAA and second in the conference for averaging 6.0 apg. His 125 total assists ranks 33rd in the country and fourth in the conference.
-Caver’s 2.84 assist to turnover ratio ranks 26th nationally and first the C-USA.
-Caver ranks 20th in Division I and second in Conference USA for averaging 2.24 steals per outing.
-Old Dominion is 13-1 when allowing 67 points or less.
-The Monarchs are 13-2 when leading at the half.
-Old Dominion is 12-2 when outrebounding its opponent.
-ODU is 12-3 in games they shoot 40% or higher from the floor.
-Old Dominion is 49-10 at the Ted over the past 4+ seasons.
-The Monarchs are 5-0 on the road in C-USA play and 2-2 at home.
-ODU is 7-0 when scoring 80 or more points.
OLD DOMINION LEADERS POINTS: Ahmad Caver 14.6 (16th in C-USA) REBOUNDS: Brandan Stith 7.5 rpg (7th in C-USA) ASSISTS: Ahmad Caver 6.0 apg (20th in the country, 2nd in C-USA) STEALS: Ahmad Caver 2.24 spg (20th in country, 2nd in C-USA) BLOCKS: Brandan Stith 1.71 bpg (76th in the country, 5th in C-USA)