Is the winning streak in jeopardy?

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Old Dominion (9-1) is out to their best start in ten seasons. The Monarchs have a non-conference resume that stacks up with just about anyone through ten games with wins over VCU, LSU, Richmond and Georgia State that help to comprise six wins over RPI 100 schools.  ODU is currently riding a six game winning streak with two more home games before entering Conference USA … [Read more...]

ODU wins sixth straight, defeats UMES 60-43

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The new and improved Old Dominion (9-1) team pushed the rewind button, looking very much like some of the previous editions that survived off of defense and rebounding. ODU defeated Maryland-Eastern Shore (5-8) 60-43 but it was not pretty. Miss, offensive rebound, throw it back out, reverse the ball then miss again...repeat...repeat...repeat.  It is a good thing that this … [Read more...]

ODU-UMES Game Thread

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Old Dominion (8-1) vs Maryland-Eastern Shore (5-7) Time:  7PM TV:  None Line:  No Line Radio:  ESPN 94.1 Potential trap game for the Monarchs with a Monday date with William and Mary on the horizon.  The Monarchs are edging closer to the Top 25 but need to focus on an improving UMES squad that has won four of their previous five games. … [Read more...]

Maryland-Eastern Shore visits surging ODU

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If you subscribe to the theory of "trap" games in college basketball, well this is it. Old Dominion (8-1) is on a five game winning streak and getting closer by the day to entering the AP and Coaches Top 25.  They have carved out a real out of conference resume and can see a path to an 11-1 start to the season.  They are currently on a five game Holiday Home Stand that … [Read more...]

Notes from another Top 50 win

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This team just delivers and did so again with a 58-54 overtime victory over a Georgia State team with two likely NBA draft picks in the back court. Here are some things worth noting... The mark of a great team-Nobody is ready to declare this to be a great team, not yet.  The true mark of a great college basketball team is one that can find a path to victory in a great … [Read more...]

ODU grinds past Georgia State 58-54 in overtime

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The formula does indeed work. It has proven to be sound against teams of many different skill sets.  It has brought ODU to the final stages against LSU, Richmond, VCU and now Georgia State and the Monarchs have found a way to steal all of them.  ODU applied the same formula to the most dynamic scoring duo in the nation, Ryan Harrow and RJ Hunter and held them to their worst … [Read more...]