BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The first place Old Dominion men’s basketball team (18-6, 8-3 C-USA) will travel to UAB (14-9, 6-4 C-USA) for a Thursday, Feb. 7 showdown at 8:00 p.m. ET on ESPN+. Then on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 7:00 p.m. ET, ODU will take on Middle Tennessee (7-16, 4-6 C-USA), which will air on Stadium (please see attached documents for channel listings). The Monarchs have won seven of their eight games and 16 of their last 19.
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INSIDE THE NUMBERS -ODU’s 954 total rebounds this season rank 6th in Division I. -The Monarchs rank 7th in the nation for holding teams to 38.6% shooting from the floor for the season. -Old Dominion’s defense ranks 11th in the country for scoring defense, allowing just 61.6 points per game. -ODU’s 107 total blocked shots rank 29th in Division I.
AHMAD CAVER -Ahmad Caver 892:43 total minutes played rank 2nd in the NCAA. -Caver’s 360 FGA rank 20th in the country. -Caver’s 134 total assists this season rank 22nd in the nation. -Caver has scored double-figures in 22 of 24 games this season, while scoring 20 or more points in 10 of those contests.
B.J. STITH -B.J. Stith’s 351 FGA rank 24th in the NCAA. -Stith’s eight double-doubles this season rank third in the C-USA. -Stith has scoured double-figures in 21 of 24 games, while scoring 20 or more points in 10 of those contests.
ALL-TIME SERIES vs. UAB -Thursday night marks the 32nd all-time meeting between these two schools. -UAB leads the all-time series, 20-11. -Old Dominion has won the last two meetings in this series. -UAB has won five of the seven games in this series. -The Monarchs are 2-13 all-time when playing UAB in Birmingham, Ala. -These two schools first met during the 1982-83 season.
ALL-TIME SERIES vs. MIDDLE TENNESSEE -Saturday night marks the 10th all-time meeting between these two schools. -Middle Tennessee leads the all-time series, 9-0. -Old Dominion is 0-3 all-time when playing MT in Murfreesboro, Tenn. -These two schools first met during the 1986-87 season. -ODU and MT have met three times in the C-USA Tournament.
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