Game 1 – Old Dominion (13-8, 5-3 Sunbelt) vs. Texas State (13-6, 5-3 Sunbelt)
Game 2 – Old Dominion (13-8, 4-2 Sun Belt) vs. Coastal Carolina (9-10, 4-4 Sun Belt)
game information – Thursday, January 26 at 6:30 p.m. EST
Saturday, January 28 at 2 p.m. EST
Location – Chartway Arena (Norfolk, Virginia)
Watch – ESPN+ (Game 1 | Game 2)
Listen – ODU sports radio network
Live Stats – Game 1 | game 2
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Game Notes – ODU
NORFOLK, Va.— After splitting conference games in Louisiana and Georgia State last week, Old Dominion women’s basketball will host Texas State this Thursday and Coastal Carolina on Saturday. Thursday’s game is scheduled for an opening tap at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday is scheduled to start at 2:00 p.m.
Chip Tarkenton and Kim Aston will both broadcast games on ESPN+, while Matthew Hatfield can be heard on the ODU Sports Radio Network. Live statistics will also be available.
Both games will be the first-ever encounters with Texas State and Coastal Carolina.
After a 61-51 setback in Louisiana last Thursday, the Monarchs (13-8, 5-3 SBC) were down 42-35 at halftime in Georgia State last Saturday. ODU then surpassed the Panthers 27-17 in the third quarter and ramped up his defensive efforts to earn a 73-70 away win. Four monarchs finished in double digits: Briana Jackson scored a career-high 18 points, Makayla Dickens went 4-for-7 from Beyond to Arc and finished with 13 points, Amari Jung had 13 points with a team-high eight rebounds and Jatyjia Jones Shot 4v5 from the field and a perfect 3v3 from long range for a total of 11 points.
The win marked the 50th for the head coach DeLisha Milton Jones led the monarchs in their day. She is now 50-29 (.633) at ODU and 82-61 (.573) overall.
Young is ODU’s top scorer at 11.1 points per game, and Dickens is also in double digits at 10.9 ppg. Kay Clark comes third (9.3 ppg) and Jordan McLaughlin is fourth (8.9 ppg). Dickens continues to have the hot hand from afar with 45 three-pointers made in the season. A Virginia Beach, Virginia native, he is second in the Sun Belt in both three-point attempts (100) and three-point attempts and ranks third in the league for three-point field goal percentage (.381) and three-point attempts per game (2nd place). ,25). On the glass, Young leads the team with 7.8 rebounds per game, Jackson is next with 4.5 rpg and Clark is third with 4.0 rpg. McLaughlin and Clark combined for 130 assists while Jackson and Young each recorded 10 blocks. By games played on Jan. 24, Clark ranks eighth in steals (62) and 18th in steals per game (2.95) nationally.
The Monarchs start the week with a combined shooting of .385 (505 for 1311) from the floor, .281 (110 for 391) from three-point range and .627 (234 for 373) outdoors. throw line. ODU scores 64.5 points per trip and has a points advantage of +3.2. The team currently ranks 19th nationwide for forced revenue per game (21.05), 31st for steals per game (10.4), and 32nd for revenue margin (4.71).
ODU is looking to keep its winning streak alive at home after winning all nine games at Chartway Arena this season. As of Jan. 24, the Monarchs are one of 27 NCAA Division I teams undefeated at home.
About the state of Texas
The Bobcats (13-6, 5-3) won their third straight game with a 65-57 final at the ULM last Thursday but lost a close game 45-43 in South Alabama on Saturday as the Jaguars lost five Goals without reply scored the final minute. Tianna Eaton led the team in the loss with a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds.
Texas State has three players who score double digits: Da’Nasia Hood (15.3 ppg), Eaton (11.0 ppg), and Kennedy Taylor (10.6 ppg). Lauryn Thompson isn’t far behind at 9.3 points per game. At the perimeter, Tyalor has downed 35 threes and Taelour Pruitt (6.8ppg) is next with 20 long balls. Hood (7.4 rpg) and Jada Reed (5.5 rpg) lead rebound efforts, while Kennedy ranks first in the conference in assists (116) and assists per game (6.1). Kennedy also owns the team with a high steal percentage at 36 and Eaton ranks fourth in the Sun Belt in blocks (26) and blocks per game (1.37).
The Bobcats average 67.4 ppg and have outperformed their opponents by an average of 10.4 points. The team shoots .424 (461 to 1086) from the ground, .317 (101 to 319) from the deep and a league-best .761 (258 to 339) on the charity streak. Texas State is also first in the Sun Belt in terms of assists-to-turnover ratio (1.01) and turnovers per game (14.5).
Hood was named to the All-Sun Belt Preseason First Team and Taylor was named to the Preseason Second Team. The Bobcats earned 135 points and were ranked fifth in the Preseason Coaches’ Poll.
About Coastal Carolina
The Chanticleers (9-10, 4-4) were also on a three-game winning streak after beating Georgia State 68-57 in Atlanta last Thursday but losing 81-74 at Appalachian State on Saturday. CCU led 44-38 at halftime but were surpassed 22-6 in the third quarter. Angie Just-Jean went on offense with 21 points, Aja Blount hit a double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds, and Anaya Barney chipped with 11 points.
Coastal also has three players in double digits: Blount (15.7 ppg), Deaja Richardson (10.5 ppg), and Arin Freeman (10.4 ppg). Barney has 38 three-pointers as the best team, Miriam Recarte (6.3 ppg) follows with 27 three-pointers made and Richardson is third with 22. Blount pulls 8.2 rebounds per game, Freeman has 84 assists with 39 steals and Recarte has that Team 18 high in blocks. Blount’s .906 (77-for-85) shoots the line and ranks first in the Sun Belt and 14th in the nation.
The Chanticleers have a +3.2 point lead and are averaging 69.5 points per game. CCU comes into the week shooting .410 (466 for 1136) from field, .323 (129 for 399) from perimeter and .743 (260 for 350) at the line. Coastal ranks second in the league for free throw percentage and three-point percentage, and third for assists per game (14.2).
CCU was selected to finish 12th with 45 points in the Preseason Coaches’ Poll.
Sun Belt Conference in NCAA NET Rankings as of January 24
|State of Texas||197|
|State of Georgia||246|
|State of Arkansas||269|
ODU is back on the road next week with games at Southern Miss and Arkansas State. The Golden Eagles will host the Monarchs at the Reed Green Coliseum on February 2nd at 7pm EST. ODU then heads north to Jonesboro, Arkansas for a 5:30 p.m. EST meet with the Red Wolves at First National Bank Arena.