Old Dominion Monarchs basketball

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Old Dominion Monarchs
2017–18 Old Dominion Monarchs basketball team
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University Old Dominion University
Head coach Jeff Jones (5th season)
Conference C-USA
Location Norfolk, Virginia
Arena Ted Constant Convocation Center
(Capacity: 8,472)
Nickname Monarchs
Colors Slate Blue, Silver, and Light Blue[1]
              
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Away


NCAA Tournament Round of 32
1986, 1995, 2010
NCAA Tournament appearances
1980, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1992, 1995, 1997, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2011
Conference tournament champions
1969, 1980, 1982, CAA: 1992, 1995, 1997, 2005, 2010, 2011
Conference regular season champions
Sun Belt: 1986, CAA: 1994, 1995, 1997, 2005, 2010

The Old Dominion Monarchs basketball team represents Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, United States 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 Conference USA. They were the Division II national champions in 1975, champions of the inaugural CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament in 2009, and champions of the inaugural Vegas 16 in 2016. The team last played in the Division I NCAA Tournament in 2011. The Monarchs are currently coached by Jeff Jones.

History[edit]

Old Dominion University has enjoyed an impressive basketball tradition. Since fielding its first team in 1930, Old Dominion has won 1,240 games in 81 years, a winning percentage of .591. Founded in 1930 as the Norfolk Division of the College of William and Mary, the institution gained independence in 1962 and became Old Dominion College. In 1969, University status was granted and the name was changed to Old Dominion University. The Monarchs have been selected for postseason play 20 times since moving up to Division I in 1976–77, eight by the NCAA and ten by the NIT. Twenty-two players have been accorded All-American honors since 1958, including first team selections Wilson Washington (1975–76), Joel Copeland (1973–74) and Dave Twardzik (1972–73).

Early Years[edit]

Tommy Scott was the first coach at Old Dominion. A 1930 Graduate of VMI, he coached the Old Dominion men's basketball team (then known as the Norfolk "Braves") for 10 seasons til 1940. He compiled a record of 84-83. He also coached the football, track and baseball teams at Old Dominion. He retired from teaching and coaching in 1941 to pursue a business career. George Stirnweiss briefly coached Old Dominion for 2 seasons in the early 1940s, going just 4-29 during his tenure. Scrap Chandler followed as head coach of Old Dominion for 3 seasons going 27-24. The Old Dominion University Natatorium is named after Scrap Chandler. Old Dominion had two coaches in two years following Scrap Chandler in the mid-1940s. Julius Rubin and Jack Callahan went 14-8 and 21-8 respectively during their seasons.

Bud Metheny Era[edit]

Bud Metheny came to Old Dominion in 1948 and served as the baseball coach from 1948-1980 and the head basketball coach from 1948–65, compiling a 198-163 record and posting 16 winning seasons. His 198 wins were ultimately surpassed by Blaine Taylor on January 5, 2011.[1] He also served as athletic director from 1963–1970.

Sonny Allen Era[edit]

Sonny Allen was named head coach at Old Dominion in 1965, following athletic director Bud Metheny’s outstanding career. In ten years, Allen led the Monarchs to 181 wins, and a second place national finish at the 1970 NCAA Division II championships. In 1975 his Monarchs took the ultimate prize with the Division II National Championship.

Paul Webb Era[edit]

Paul Webb took control in 1976–77 and led the Monarchs to the first NIT bid in program history. Webb successfully guided the Old Dominion program to one of the nation’s premier Division I basketball programs. In nine seasons, Webb won 196 victories and took the Big Blue to eight national postseason tournaments. Webb reached the NCAA Tournament three times and the NIT five times. He also won 2 conference titles during his time as head coach of Old Dominion.

Tom Young Era[edit]

In 1985, the reins were turned over to Tom Young and he guided the Monarchs to a 23–8 mark in 1986 and an NCAA bid. The Monarchs advanced to the second round for the first time ever. In 1987–88, Old Dominion was 18–12 and earned a NIT bid.

Oliver Purnell Era[edit]

In 1991–92, former captain Oliver Purnell returned to his alma mater and led Old Dominion to the CAA title and a trip to the NCAA. In 1993 and 1994 the Monarchs advanced to the second round of the NIT.

Jeff Capel Era[edit]

Jeff Capel took over in 1994–95 and guided the Monarchs to the second round of the NCAA after a stunning victory over third seed Villanova, 89–81 in triple overtime. Capel again guided Old Dominion to a CAA title and NCAA Tournament play in 1997.

Blaine Taylor[edit]

In April 2001, Blaine Taylor became the Monarchs fifth Division I head coach. He guided ODU to the school’s most wins in a single season (28) in 2004–05, winning the CAA crown and advancing to the NCAA tournament. The following year, ODU won another 24 games and reached the semi-finals of the NIT at Madison Square Garden. The 2007 Monarchs won another 24 games and advanced to the NCAA tournament as an at-large team. In 2008, ODU reached the quarterfinals of the inaugural College Basketball Invitational (CBI). In 2008–09 the Monarchs won the championship of the inaugural College Insider.com tournament with a 25–10 record. In 2009–10, ODU captured its fifth CAA title andadvanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament after beating sixth seeded Notre Dame, 51–50. In 2010–11, ODU won its second straight CAA crown and lost at the buzzer to Butler in the NCAA Tournament. In 2011–12, ODU advanced to the Quarterfinals of the CIT.

Jeff Jones Era[edit]

Jeff Jones became the head coach of Old Dominion for the 2013-14 season and has lead ODU 1 NIT Final Four appearance. Jones is 89-51 in four years as head coach of the Monarchs.

Ted Constant Convocation Center[edit]

Since moving into the Ted Constant Convocation Center in 2002 the Old Dominion men's basketball team has experienced a high winning percentage with an outstanding home court advantage.

Year Home Record Attendance Average Per Game National Ranking
2002–03 8–6 82,742 5,910 #95[2]
2003–04 11–4 85,424 5,695 #96[3]
2004–05 14–1 90,327 6,021 #91[4]
2005–06 14–1 103,725 6,915 #78[5]
2006–07 15–2 105,851 6,227 #88[6]
2007–08 13–4 114,857 6,756 #82[7]
2008–09 16–3 114,911 6,048 #88[8]
2009–10 15–0 104,930 6,995 #76[9]
2010–11 14–2 123,922 7,745 #66[10]
2011–12 11–6 128,563 7,142 #73[11]
2012–13 2–15 112,335 6,608 #77[12]
2013–14 12–6 104,008 5,778 #92[13]
2014–15 20–0 140,072 7,004 #69[14]
2015–16 11–4 112,604 7,037 #68[15]
2016–17 11–4 98,590 6,572 #81[16]
Overall 187–58 (.763)

Coaches[edit]

Current coaching staff[edit]

  • Jeff Jones – Head Coach
  • Lamar Barrett – Assistant Coach
  • John Richardson – Assistant Coach
  • Bryant Stith – Assistant Coach

Postseason results[edit]

ODU vs VCU in 2011 CAA Finals

Division I NCAA tournament results[edit]

The Monarchs have appeared in 11 Division I NCAA Tournaments. Their combined record is 3–11.

Year Round Opponent Result
1980 First Round UCLA L 74–87
1982 First Round Wake Forest L 57–74
1985 First Round SMU L 68–85
1986 First Round
Second Round
West Virginia
Duke
W 75–64
L 61–89
1992 First Round Kentucky L 69–88
1995 First Round
Second Round
Villanova
Tulsa
W 89–81 3OT
L 52–65
1997 First Round New Mexico L 55–59
2005 First Round Michigan State L 81–89
2007 First Round Butler L 46–57
2010 First Round
Second Round
Notre Dame
Baylor
W 51–50
L 68–76
2011 Second Round Butler L 58–60

*Following the introduction of the "First Four" round in 2011, the Round of 64 and Round of 32 were referred to as the Second Round and Third Round, respectively, from 2011 to 2015. Then from 2016 moving forward, the Round 64 and Round of 32 will be called the First and Second rounds, as they were prior to 2011.

NCAA Tournament seeding history[edit]

The NCAA began seeding the tournament with the 1979 NCAA Tournament.

Years '80 '82 '85 '86 '92 '95 '97 '05 '07 '10 '11
Seeds 9 10 12 8 15 14 14 12 12 11 9

Division II NCAA tournament results[edit]

The Monarchs have appeared in six NCAA Men's Division II Basketball Tournaments. Their combined record is 14–7. They were national champions in 1975.

Year Round Opponent Result
1969 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Oglethorpe
Norfolk State
L 60–68
L 102–113
1971 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
National Quarterfinals
National Semifinals
National Championship Game
Stetson
Norfolk State
Puget Sound
Kentucky Wesleyan
Evansville
W 89–65
W 102–97
W 81–80 OT
W 97–83
L 82–97
1973 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Fayetteville State
Roanoke
W 80–74
L 87–88 OT
1974 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Rollins
Norfolk State
W 80–77
L 76–89
1975 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
National Quarterfinals
National Semifinals
National Championship Game
Baltimore
Randolph-Macon
North Dakota
Tennessee State
New Orleans
W 95–72
W 83–76
W 78–62
W 77–60
W 76–74
1976 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
National Quarterfinals
National Semifinals
National 3rd Place Game
James Madison
Baltimore
Cheyney
Puget Sound
Eastern Illinois
W 86–77
W 73–58
W 90–85
L 78–83
L 74–78

NIT results[edit]

The Monarchs have appeared in 11 National Invitation Tournaments. Their combined record is 11–11.

Year Round Opponent Result
1977 First Round Villanova L 68–71
1979 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Wagner
Clemson
Purdue
W 83–81
W 61–59
L 59–67
1981 First Round Georgia L 60–74
1983 First Round South Carolina L 90–100
1984 First Round Notre Dame L 62–67
1988 First Round Ohio State L 73–86
1993 First Round
Second Round
VCU
Miami (OH)
W 74–68
L 58–60
1994 First Round
Second Round
Manhattan
Bradley
W 76–74
L 75–79
1999 First Round
Second Round
Seton Hall
Butler
W 75–56
L 68–75
2006 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Colorado
Manhattan
Hofstra
Michigan
W 79–61
W 70–66
W 61–51
L 43–66
2015 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Charleston Southern
Illinois State
Murray State
Stanford
W 65–56
W 50–49
W 72–69
L 60–67

CBI results[edit]

The Monarchs have appeared in two College Basketball Invitational. Their combined record is 3–2.

Year Round Opponent Result
2008 First Round
Quarterfinals
Rider
Virginia
W 68–65
L 68–71
2014 First Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
South Dakota State
Radford
Fresno State
W 72–65
W 82–59
L 64–71

CIT results[edit]

The Monarchs have appeared in two CollegeInsider.com Tournaments. They were champions of the inaugural tournament in 2009. Their combined record is 6–1.

Year Round Opponent Result
2009 First Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Finals
The Citadel
Belmont
James Madison
Bradley
W 67–59
W 70–62
W 81–43
W 66–62
2012 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Coastal Carolina
USC Upstate
Mercer
W 68–66
W 65–56
L 73–79

Vegas 16 results[edit]

The Monarchs have appeared in one Vegas 16. Their record is 3–0 and were champions of the inaugural tournament in 2016.

Year Round Opponent Result
2016 Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Championship game
Tennessee Tech
UC Santa Barbara
Oakland
W 75–59
W 64–49
W 68–67

Players[edit]

Old Dominion players in the NBA[edit]

Seasons[edit]

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Independent (1930–1966)
1930–31 Tommy Scott 11–10
1931–32 Tommy Scott 7–9
1932–33 Tommy Scott 8–6
1933–34 Tommy Scott 10–4
1934–35 Tommy Scott 11–6
1935–36 Tommy Scott 10–6
1936–37 Tommy Scott 8–8
1937–38 Tommy Scott 15–4
1938–39 Tommy Scott 8–14
1939–40 Tommy Scott 4–16
1940–41 George Stirnweiss 4–15
1941–42 George Stirnweiss 0–14
1942–43 Scrap Chandler 12–10
1944–45 Scrap Chandler 6–6
1945–46 Scrap Chandler 9–8
1946–47 Julius Rubin 14–8
1947–48 Jack Callahan 21–8
1948–49 Bud Metheny 11–5
1949–50 Bud Metheny 9–10
1950–51 Bud Metheny 11–10
1951–52 Bud Metheny 12–13
1952–53 Bud Metheny 8–12
1953–54 Bud Metheny 12–10
1954–55 Bud Metheny 7–15
1955–56 Bud Metheny 8–12
1956–57 Bud Metheny 11–10
1957–58 Bud Metheny 12–9
1958–59 Bud Metheny 15–8
1959–60 Bud Metheny 12–6
1960–61 Bud Metheny 16–4
1961–62 Bud Metheny 18–3
1962–63 Bud Metheny 13–13
1963–64 Bud Metheny 13–10
1964–65 Bud Metheny 10–13
1965–66 Sonny Allen 7–17
1966–67 Sonny Allen 14–12
1967–68 Sonny Allen 19–7
1968–69 Sonny Allen 21–10
1969–70 Sonny Allen 21–7
1970–71 Sonny Allen 21–9
1971–72 Sonny Allen 14–10
1972–73 Sonny Allen 19–9
1973–74 Sonny Allen 20–7
1974–75 Sonny Allen 25–6 Division II NCAA Champions
1975–76 Sonny Allen 19–12
1976–77 Paul Webb 25–4 NIT 1st Round
1977–78 Paul Webb 11–15
1978–79 Paul Webb 23–7 NIT Quarterfinals
Colonial Athletic Association (1979–1982)
1979–80 Paul Webb 25–5 NCAA 1st Round
1980–81 Paul Webb 18–10 NIT 1st Round
1981–82 Paul Webb 18–12 NCAA 1st Round
Sun Belt Conference (1982–1991)
1982–83 Paul Webb 19–10 12–2 NIT 1st Round
1983–84 Paul Webb 19–12 9–5 NIT 1st Round
1984–85 Paul Webb 19–12 12–5 NCAA 1st Round
1985–86 Tom Young 23–8 11–3 1st NCAA 2nd Round
1986–87 Tom Young 6–22 1–13
1987–88 Tom Young 18–12 9–5 NIT 1st Round
1988–89 Tom Young 15–13 7–7
1989–90 Tom Young 14–14 7–7
1990–91 Tom Young 14–18 5–9
Colonial Athletic Association (1991–2013)
1991–92 Oliver Purnell 15–15 8–6 NCAA 1st Round
1992–93 Oliver Purnell 21–8 11–3 NIT 2nd Round
1993–94 Oliver Purnell 21–10 10–4 NIT 2nd Round
1994–95 Jeff Capel 21–12 12–2 NCAA 2nd Round
1995–96 Jeff Capel 18–13 12–4
1996–97 Jeff Capel 22–11 10–6 NCAA 1st Round
1997–98 Jeff Capel 12–16 8–8
1998–99 Jeff Capel 25–9 10–6 NIT 2nd Round
1999-00 Jeff Capel 11–19 6–10
2000–01 Jeff Capel 13–18 7–9
2001–02 Blaine Taylor 13–16 7–11 7th
2002–03 Blaine Taylor 12–15 9–9 6th
2003–04 Blaine Taylor 17–12 11–7 4th
2004–05 Blaine Taylor 28–6 15–3 1st NCAA 1st Round
2005–06 Blaine Taylor 24–10 13–5 4th NIT Semifinals
2006–07 Blaine Taylor 24–9 15–3 2nd NCAA 1st Round
2007–08 Blaine Taylor 18–16 11–7 4th CBI Quarterfinals
2008–09 Blaine Taylor 25–10 12–6 3rd CIT Champions
2009–10 Blaine Taylor 27–9 15–3 1st NCAA 2nd Round
2010–11 Blaine Taylor 27–7 14–4 2nd NCAA 2nd Round
2011–12 Blaine Taylor 22–14 13–5 4th CIT Quarterfinals
2012–13 Blaine Taylor 5–25 3–15 11th
Conference USA (2013–Present)
2013–14 Jeff Jones 18–18 9–7 6th CBI Semifinals
2014–15 Jeff Jones 27–8 13–5 2nd NIT Semifinals
2015–16 Jeff Jones 25–13 12–6 T-3rd Vegas 16 Champions
2016–17 Jeff Jones 19-12 12–6 T-3rd
Total: 1334–933 (.588)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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