Monarchs Host VCU In Sold Out CAA Battle

February 26, 2010
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Feb. 26, 2010

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The ODU Monarchs (22-8/14-3) host the Rams of VCU (20-7/11-6) at the Ted Constant Convocation Center Saturday at 4 p.m. This is the fifth straight ODU-VCU sellout at the Ted and sixth overall in nine years.

The Monarchs have won 22 consecutive home games dating back to last season. The streak is the third longest in the country. ODU last lost at home on Jan. 24, 2009 to Northeastern. The Monarchs then closed the 2009-10 season with eight straight wins, including three wins at home during the CIT Tournament. The Monarchs are a perfect 14-0 at home this season.

Old Dominion has gone 7-1 in each of the past two Februarys and 8-0 in the one before that. Entering this season, ODU has a three-year mark of 23-2 in February and over the past five years, the Monarchs are 35-6.

Series with VCU
VCU leads 42-38. The Rams won the last meeting back on Feb. 6, 70-58 in the Siegel Center. K Pischalnikov and Larry Sanders both scored 14 points. Sanders also Hauled down 12 rebounds. ODU was led by Kent Bazemore with 12 points and Frank Hassell with 10. VCU outrebounded ODU 39-37 and the Monarchs Committed 16 turnovers to the Rams' 8. VCU last beat ODU in the Ted 2007-08, 78-68. That year, ODU beat VCU in Richmond.