Men’s basketball hosts UAB for Sunday morning
GAME 25 – Old Dominion (9-15, 4-7) vs UAB (19-5, 9-2)
Dated: February 13 – 2 p.m.
Site: Chartway Arena – Norfolk, Va.
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NORFOLK, Virginia. –The Old Dominion men’s basketball team returns to the Chartway Arena floor for a Super Bowl Sunday game with the UAB Blazers at 2 p.m. This game will be nationally televised on ESPNU.
ODU (9-15, 4-7) comes into the game after losing a 63-48 decision Thursday night at Middle Tennessee. Austin Trice had his eighth double-double of the season with 18 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Monarchs.
CJ Keyser leads the team in averaging 14.5 points per game, while Trice trails him at 12.6 points per game and leads in rebounding at 8.5 per game. Joining these two double digits is Kalu Ezikpe at 11.2 points per game and is third in rebounding at 6.6 per game.
Trice leads Conference USA in rebounding average in conference play at 12.06 and is one of two Conference USA players to average a double-double in conference play. He is 34 years oldand at national level in double-double (8) and 45and nationally in rebounds per game (8.5).
The Monarchs have an average of 65.8 points and allow 67.3. From the field, ODU is hitting .432 while the opponents are hitting at a clip .426. From behind the arc, ODU hits .298 while allowing opponents a .356 clip. They outscore their opponents by more than three rebounds per game (36.7 to 33.6).
UAB is one game shy of the West Division lead and enters with an overall record of 19-5 and 9-2 in the conference. Jordan Walker is the second-leading scorer in the conference with 19.7 points per game, as well as third in assists with 4.7 points per game. Trey Jemison is fifth in rebounds at 7.5 rpg in the conference, with teammate KJ Buffen tenth at 6.5 rpg.
The Blazers lead the United States Conference in scoring (81.4 ppg), scoring margin (+16.96 ppg), field goal percentage in defense (.402) and second scoring defense (64.4 points per game).
In the all-time series, UAB leads 23-15 with ODU winning the last meeting 65-58 on February 20, 2021 in Birmingham, Ala.
The Monarchs will hit the road again next week starting with a Thursday night game in Marshall before heading to Western Kentucky on Saturday night.