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Old Dominion Monarchs
Old Dominion Monarchs
School Name: Old Dominion University
Location: Norfolk, Virginia
Arena: Constant Convocation Center
Capacity: 8,639
Conference: Sun Belt
Head coach: Blaine Taylor

The Old Dominion Monarchs basketball team represents Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia in NCAA Division I men's competition. (The women's team, which has traditionally had a considerably higher national profile, is known as the Lady Monarchs.) The school's team currently competes in the Sun Belt Conference. The team last played in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament in 2011. The Monarchs are currently coached by Blaine Taylor.


Current Coaching Staff[]

NCAA Tournament Results[]

The Monarchs have appeared in ten NCAA Tournaments. Their combined record is 3–10.

The Monarchs appeared in three NCAA Division II Final Fours (1971, 1975 and 1976), winning the Division II championship in 1975 under coach Sonny Allen.

NIT Results[]

The Monarchs have appeared in ten National Invitation Tournaments. Their combined record is 8–10.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1980 First Round UCLA L 87–74
1982 First Round Wake Forest L 74–57
1985 First Round SMU L 85–68
1986 First Round
Second Round
West Virginia
W 75–64
L 89–61
1992 First Round Kentucky L 88–69
1995 First Round
Second Round
W 89–81 3OT
L 65–52
1997 First Round New Mexico L 59–55
2005 First Round Michigan State L 89–81
2007 First Round Butler L 57–46
2010 First Round
Second Round
Notre Dame
W 51–50
L 76–68
2011 First Round Butler L 60–58
Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1977 First Round Villanova L 71–68
1979 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
W 83–81
W 61–59
L 67–59
1981 First Round Georgia L 74–60
1983 First Round South Carolina L 100–90
1984 First Round Notre Dame L 67–62
1988 First Round Ohio State L 86–73
1993 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Miami (OH)
W 74–68
L 60–58
1994 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
W 76–74
L 79–75
1999 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Seton Hall
W 75–56
L 75–68
2006 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
W 79–61
W 70–66
W 61–51
L 66–43

CBI Results[]

The Monarchs have appeared in one College Basketball Invitational. Their combined record is 1–1.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
2008 First Round
W 68–65
L 71–68

CIT Results[]

The Monarchs have appeared in one Tournament. They were champions of the inaugural tournament in 2009. Their combined record is 4–0.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
2009 First Round
The Citadel
James Madison
W 67–59
W 70–62
W 81–43
W 66–62


Old Dominion Monarchs Men's Basketball Roster[]

Monarch Men's Basketball
2009-2010 Roster
Head Coach: Blaine Taylor
G/F 24 Kent Bazemore Sophomore (RS) 6'5", 190 lb (Kelford, NC)
F 33 Keyon Carter Junior (RS) 6'8", 218 lb (Riviera Beach, FL)
F 20 Chris Cooper Sophomore 6'9", 215 lb (Woodridge,VA)
G 22 Marquel De Lancey Sophomore 6'0", 190lb (Alexandria, VA)
G/F 35 Ben Finney Junior 6'5", 220 lb (Portsmouth, VA)
F 21 Frank Hassell Junior (RS) 6'8", 245 lb (Chesapeake, VA)
G 2 Josh Hicks Freshman 6'2, 180 lb (Winston-Salem, NC)
G 15 Trian Iliadis Sophomore 6'3", 185 lb (Perth, W. Australia)
G 3 Darius James Junior 6'1", 165 lb (Virginia Beach, VA)
C/F 40 Anton Larsen Freshman 7'0, 240 lb (Copenhagen, Denmark)
F 12 Gerald Lee Senior 6'10", 250 lb (Uusikaupunki, Finland)
G 23 Marsharee Neely Senior 6'2", 190 lb (Greensboro, NC)
F 1 Nick Wright Freshman (RS) 6'8", 205 lb (Suffolk, VA)

First Team All Americans[]

Monarch Men's Basketball
First Team All American
1972 Dave Twardzik
1974 Joel Copeland
1974/75 Gray Eubank
1976 Wilson Washington

College Sports Information Directors Association Academic All Americans[]

Monarch Men's Basketball
Academic All American Squads
1974/75 Gray Eubank 1st Team
1976 Dave Moyer Hon. Mention
1976 Reese Neyland 3rd Team
1994 Kevin Larkin 3rd Team
2006 Alex Loughton 3rd Team

Old Dominion University Hall of Fame Members[]

Monarch Men's Basketball
Hall of Fame
1980 Leo Anthony
1980 Tommy Scott (Coach)
1980 Rufus Tonelson
1981 Sonny Allen (Coach)
1981 Dave Twardzik
1982 Joel Copeland
1982 Fred Edmonds
1982 Harry Lozon
1983 Bud Metheny (Coach)
1983 Button Speakes
1983 Wilson Washington
1984 Dick St. Clair
1985 Tony Zontini
1986 Woody Barnes
1986 Randy Leddy
1987 Kirkie Harrison
1987 Everett Tolson
1988 Jack Harris
1988 Oliver Purnell
1988 Mark West

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