Monarchs Open Friday Against Holy Cross In Liberty Tax Classic
Nov. 8, 2012
LIBERTY TAX CLASSIC
5:00 Morgan State vs. UT San Antonio
7:15 Holy Cross vs. ODU
5:00 UT San Antonio vs. Holy Cross
7:15 Morgan State vs. ODU
2:00 UT SanAntonio vs. ODU
4:15 Holy Cross vs. Morgan State
MONARCH PROBABLE STARTERS
F 11 DeShawn Painter, 6-9, Sr., Norfolk, VA.
F 1 Nick Wright, 6-8, R-Sr. Suffolk, VA
G 25 Donte Hill, 6-4, Jr., Virginia Beach, VA.
G 2 Aaron Bacote, 6-5, Fr., Hampton, VA.
G 3 Keenan Palmore, 6-1, Fr. Stone Mountain,GA.
OFF THE BENCH
G 4 Dimitri Batten, 6-3, R-So. Newport News, VA.
G 15 Deion Clark, 6-3, Fr. Naples, FL
F 21 Stuart McEwen, 6-9, Fr., Sydney, Australia
F 23 Ricard Ross, 6-7, R-So. , Wichita Falls, TX.
F 40 Anton Larsen, 7-0, R-Jr. Copenhagen, Denmark
ODU ON TV/RADIO
Radio: ESPN94.1 -
(Ted Alexander, Billy Mann, Rick Kiefner, Doug Ripley, Rich Radford)
TV on Sunday
ODU-UTSA game - on Cox 11 and ComcastSportsnet
Announcers - Ted Alexander and Charlie Woollum
SERIES VS. HOLY CROSS
First Meeting: 0-0
Head Coach Milan Brown was an assistant at ODU
Asst. Coach Brion Dunlap played for the Monarchs, 1994-98 and is third all-time in assists at ODU with 660.
SERIES VS. MORGAN STATE
ODU leads 1-0. ODU 77-62 in 2003-04
SERIES VS. UT SAN ANTONIO
The two will be in Conference USA next year.
The Monarchs won both exhibitions, defeating Mount Olive, 102-65 and Virginia State, 95-51. The Monarchs shot .661 from the floor against Mount Olive as the trio of Donte Hill, Aaron Bacote and Dimitri Batten combined for 59 points and 23-28 from the field. ODU also outrebounded Mount Olive, 51-32. In the win over VSU, six Monarchs scored in double-figures led by Aaron Bacote and Dimitri Batten with 17 each. The Monarchs shot .574 from the floor.
There will be a food drive in conjuction with the Governor's Holiday Hoops Classic on Dec 22nd in Richmond where ODU will play Virginia. There will be a friendly competition to see who can contribute the most food between now and Dec. 15th. The following events will be promoted as opportunities to donate to the food drive.
The Liberty Tax Classic - $3 discount at the door with a food donation, (or provide the group rate) for any of the three days
Wrestling match vs. Wisconsin -$2 discount - or $4 admission with donation
ODU vs. Cal - women's bball - Nov. 30 - group discount admission of $5 with donation
ODU-VCU game on Dec. 7 - no discounts, no incentives.
All food donations during the Liberty Tax Classic games next weekend should be directed to the Raisin Canes Guest Services area on the concourse of the Constant Center. Fans can receive a $3 discount on tickets purchased to these three games. They will need to inform the ticket seller that they have a food donation in order to get the discount.