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Norfolk, Virginia — The Old Dominion men’s basketball team will return to their home Hardwood for two games this week. ODU (13-9/5-5) will host James Madison (15-8/6-4) in the first men’s basketball matchup of the TowneBank Royal Rivalry Challenge at 7pm Thursday night.

Georgia Southern (12-11/5-5) will be in Norfolk for their second matchup against the Monarchs on Saturday night at 7pm.

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freshman Bryce Baker Going 2-for-3 from the line with 1.3 seconds remaining, Old Dominion forced a last-second Coastal Carolina shot as the Monarchs won 60-59 over Chanticleers in Sunbelt Conference men’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon. Did. meki long He had 19 points and a career-high 19 rebounds in the win over Coastal Carolina.

Mezie Offrum scored 15 points and Tacal Molson added a career-high 14 rebounds and 4 steals as JMU recovered from a halftime deficit to beat ULM 58-45 on Saturday.

Jordan Brown scored 20 points and Louisiana held off Georgia Southern on 37% shooting in the second half to a 94-87 win over Georgia Southern at the Cajun Dome on Saturday night.


Series history
ODU are leading the series 58-28 and JMU have won their last two meetings, including the 2019-20 season finale in Norfolk, by 80-78 margins.


Against Georgia Southern, the Monarchs lead the series 15-4 and have won their last five meetings. ODU won their last conference at Norfolk 89-69 during the 2013-14 season.


About ODU
Monarch has four players averaging over 9.9 points per game. Scott Grayson leads the team in scoring (14.4 ppg), he is second in assists (57) and steals (24), he is third in blocking (12) and rebounds per game (5.0 rpg). am. chance jenkins Leads in assists (63) and third in steals (23). Ben Stanley Rounding out the double-digit scorer at 10.4 ppg. meki long They are averaging 9.9 points, averaging a team-high 8.2 rebounds and leading the league in steals per game with 32.


About James Madison
Vad Morse leads the Dukes in points scored (13.0 ppg) and assists (46) and is third in steals (26). Terrence Edwards is also averaging double figures, averaging 12.3 points and 4.5 rebounds per game, while Meggie Ofram (10.7 points, 5.3 rebounds) and Takai Molson (10.3 points, 5.2 rebounds) are also in double figures.


About Georgia Southern
The Eagles are in in-state rival Georgia before heading to Norfolk on Thursday. Andrei Savrasov is leading with his 13.2 ppg scoring and he is second with 6.7 rpg rebounding. Jalen Finch is second with 10.8 points and he leads with 78 assists, followed by Cayden Archie with his 10 points.


About the Town Bank Royal Rivals Challenge
of TowneBank Royal Rivalry Challenge is a unique rival series that amplifies school pride between Old Dominion University and James Madison University. Rekindling decades-old rivalries steeped in tradition and memorable moments in all the shared sports programs, the Sunbelts moved together into his conference. The TowneBank Royal Rivalry Challenge increases the excitement and visibility of approximately 20 head-to-head competitions annually across athletic programs in all sports.

Points are awarded for best results in head-to-head or non-head-to-head sports inter-conference championship events. In the event of a tie, half points will be awarded. Head-to-head calculations include both regular season and postseason games. Academic performance and contest extra points are also part of the TowneBank Royal Rivalry Challenge. At the end of each school year, the school with the most points will hoist the Royal Rival Trophy, currently designed by students from both schools’ art departments.


To date, JMU leads at 6.5 to 2.5.


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ODUs James Madison Georgia
record 13-9/5-5 15-8/6-4 12-11/5-5
points per game 67.5 82.9 69.0
oppose. PPG 66.0 66.6 66.7
scoring margin +1.5 +16.3 +2.3
rebounds per game 37.9 38.0 35.2
rebound margin +3.2 +4.6 +0.8
assists per game 10.6 13.3 10.0
turnover per game 11.2 13.8 11.2
Blocks per game 4.0 2.3 3.2
steals per game 6.5 10.5 7.2
field goal percentage .429 .477 .448
oppose. FG percent .412 .418 .432
3-Pt FG percent .323 .349 .298
oppose. 3-Pt FG percent .312 .304 .343
free throw rate .659 .702 .670
oppose. FT % .667 .658 .681

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