GAME THREAD: FAU vs. Old Dominion - 01/31/15 @ 7:00 PM
What: FAU (8-9, 1-5 C-USA) vs ODU (16-4, 5-3 C-USA)
When: Saturday, Jan 31st @ 7:00 PM
Where: Ted Constant Convocation Center
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Radio: ESPN 106.3
Live Stats: Here
Monarchs Team Site: Here
G Marquan Botley 13.2 ppg
G Solomon Poole 15.2 ppg
G Justin Massey 7.8 ppg
F Kelvin Penn 6.3 ppg
C Justin Raffington 8.7 ppg
G Jordan Baker 4.0 ppg
G Aaron Bacote 10.8 ppg
G Trey Freeman 16.1 ppg
F Jonathan Arledge 8.5 ppg
F Richard Ross 7.8 ppg
The Monarchs lead 2-0.
11/17/06 A L 55-70
01/18/14 H L 60-65
ODU at a Glance
Offense - 66.0 PPG, 42.7% FG, 33.4% 3PT
Defense - 57.4 PGA, 40.0% FGA, 30.8% 3PTA
Rebounding - 37.1 PG Team, 30.6 PG Opponents
After entering conference play ranked 24th in the AP Poll for the first time in school history, Old Dominion has cooled off a bit since conference play. The Monarchs snapped a two-game losing streak last time out as they defeated FIU 71-56 in the friendly confines of the Ted Constant Convocation Center.
Jonathan Arledge and Trey Freeman scored 17 points each as they forced the Panthers into 14 turnovers. Old Dominion is undefeated at home this season with 11 wins and have tied their school record with 15 straight wins at the Constant Center.
The Monarchs are averaging 68 points per game at home this season while keeping opponents to 52.8 points.
FAU at a Glance
Offense - 64.2 PPG, 42.3% FG, 36.5% 3PT
Defense - 64.5 PGA, 43.8% FGA, 25.5% 3PTA
Rebounding - 31.2 PG Team, 35.6 PG Opponents
After 12 days off, FAU looked rusty as they lost to the Charlotte 49ers 86-61. The 86 points scored was the most FAU has allowed all season and have yet to record a conference victory on the road this season.
Despite the 86 points allowed, FAU is still number one in the NCAA in defensive three point field-goal percentage as they continue to stifle opponents from behind the arc.
Kelvin Penn's 1.8 blocks per game is the fourth best in Conference USA.
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