Monarchs about to take over Texas, coastal Carolina


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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 pm EST. Saturday, January 28 at 2:00 pm EST.Location – Chartway Arena (Norfolk, Virginia)Watch – ESPN+ (Game 1 | Game 2)Listen – ODU Sports Radio NetworkLive statistics – game 1 | Game 2Social media – Twitter | facebook | InstagramGame Notes – ODU
NORFOLK, Virginia – After splitting conference games in Louisiana and Georgia last week, the Old Dominion women’s basketball team will host Texas this Thursday and Coastal Carolina on Saturday. Thursday’s game is set to open at 6:30 pm and Saturday at 2:00 pm. Chip Tarkenton and Kim Aston will be in touch with both games on ESPN+, while Matthew Hatfield can be heard on the ODU sports radio network. Live statistics will also be available.
Soap opera
Both games will be the first ever meetings with Texas State and Coastal Carolina.
After losing 61-51 in Louisiana last Thursday, the Monarchs (13-8, 5-3 SBC) found themselves behind 42-35 at halftime last Saturday in Georgia State. ODU then beat the Panthers 27–17 in the third quarter and stepped up their defensive efforts to take a 73–70 road victory. Four Monarchs finished in double figures: Brianna Jackson scored a career-high 18 points, Makayla Dickens came out of the 4-of-7 arc to finish with 13 points, Amari Young scored 13 points with eight rebounds. Yatijia Jones shot 4 of 5 from the field and a perfect 3 of 3 from long range for a total of 11 points. The win was DeLischa’s 50th head coach Milton-Jones while in charge of the Monarchs. She is now 50-29 (.633) in ODU and 82-61 (.573) overall. Young is ODU’s leading scorer with 11.1 points per game, while Dickens is also averaging double figures with 10.9 points per game. Kay Clark is third with 9.3 points per game and Jordan McLaughlin is fourth with 8.9 points per game. Dickens still has his finger on the pulse from long range, hitting 45 three-pointers in a season. The Virginia Beach, Virginia native ranks second in the Sun Belt in both 3-point attempts (100) and 3-pointers made, and ranks third in the league in 3-point field goal percentage (.381) and 3-pointers per game (2.25) . On the glass, Young leads the team with 7.8 rebounds per game, Jackson advances with 4.5 rebounds and Clarke is third with 4.0 rebounds. McLaughlin and Clark made 130 passes in total, while Jackson and Young recorded 10 blocks each. In games played on January 24, Clarke ranks eighth in the nation in steals (62) and 18th in steals per game (2.95). The Monarchs start the week shooting .385 (505 of 1,311) from the floor, .281 (110 of 391) from a three-pointer and .627 (234 of 373) from a free line. ODU scores 64.5 points per game and has a +3.2 advantage. The team currently ranks 19th in the nation in forced turnovers per game (21.05), 31st in steals per game (10.4), and 32nd in turnover margins (4.71) . ODU is looking to maintain their winning streak at home by winning all nine games at Chartway Arena this season. As of January 24, the Monarchs are one of 27 NCAA Division I teams that are still undefeated at home.
About Texas
The Bobcats (13-6, 5-3) won their third straight game 65-57 in the ULM Finals last Thursday but lost a close game in South Alabama 45-43 on Saturday when the Jaguars scored five unanswered goals. last minute. Tianna Eaton led the team in the loss with a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Texas State has three players in double figures: Da’Nasia Hood (15.3 ppg), Eton (11.0 ppg), and Kennedy Taylor (10.6 ppg). Lauryn Thompson is just around the corner, scoring 9.3 points per game. On the perimeter, Tylor knocked down 35 triples, followed by Talor Pruitt (6.8 points per game) with 20 long passes. Hood (7.4 rebounds) and Jada Reed (5.5 rebounds) lead in rebounds, while Kennedy leads the conference in assists (116) and assists per game (6.1). Kennedy also owns a team with a high interception rate of 36, while Eton is fourth in the Sun Belt in blocks (26) and blocks per game (1.37). The Bobcats are averaging 67.4 points per game and are 10.4 points ahead of the opposition. The team is throwing .424 (461 of 1,086) from the floor, .317 (101 of 319) from deep, and a league-best .761 (258 of 339) on the charity streak. Texas State also ranks first in the Sun Belt in assists per turnover (1.01) and assists 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 scored 135 points and finished fifth in the preseason coaches’ poll.
About Coastal Carolina
The Chauntecleers (9-10, 4-4) also had a three-game winning streak after beating Georgia State 68-57 in Atlanta last Thursday but lost 81-74 in Appalachia State on Saturday. CCU led 44-38 at halftime but lost 22-6 in the third quarter. Angie Just-Jean scored 21 points on offense, Aja Blount double-doubled with 19 points and 12 rebounds and Anaya Barney scored 11 points. Coastal also has three double-digit players: Blount (15.7 ppg), Deya Richardson (10.5 ppg) and Arin Freeman (10.4 ppg). Barney threw a team-best 38 threes, followed by Miriam Reckart (6.3 ppg) with 27 3s, and Richardson in third with 22. Blount has 8.2 rebounds per game, Freeman has 84 assists with 39 steals, and Recarte, the team has a lot of blocks with 18. Blount .906 (77 of 85) shoots in the line, ranks first in the Sun Belt and 14th in the nation. The Chanticleers have a +3.2 scoring difference and are averaging 69.5 points per game. CCU starts the week shooting .410 (466 of 1136) from the field, .323 (129 of 399) from the perimeter and .743 (260 of 350) on the line. Coastal ranks second in the league in free and three-point shooting percentage and third in assists per game (14.2). CCU finished 12th with 45 points in the pre-season coaches’ poll.
NET Ratings
Sun Belt Conference Ranked NCAA NET – As of Jan 24 James Madison 93 Troy 113 Miss South 159 Old Dominion 167 Louisiana 178 Georgia South 190 Marshall 191 Texas State 197 App State 209 Coastal Carolina 225 Georgia State 246 Arkansas State 269 ULM 331 South Alabama 340

ODU is back on the road next week with games at Southern Miss and Arkansas State. The Golden Eagles will host the Monarchs for a game at 7:00 pm EDT on February 2 at the Reed Green Coliseum. ODU then heads north to Jonesboro, Arkansas for a 5:30 pm EST meeting with the Red Wolves at First National Bank Arena.

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