2018–19 Old Dominion Monarchs basketball team

The 2018–19 Old Dominion Monarchs basketball team represented Old Dominion University during the 2018–19 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Monarchs, led by sixth-year head coach Jeff Jones, played their home games at the Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Virginia as members of Conference USA.

2018–19 Old Dominion Monarchs basketball
Old Dominion Athletics wordmark.svg
NCAA Tournament, First Round
ConferenceConference USA
2018–19 record26–9 (13–5 C-USA)
Head coachJeff Jones (6th season)
Assistant coaches
  • Kelvin Jefferson (3rd season)
  • John Richardson (12th season)
  • Bryant Stith (6th season)
Home arenaTed Constant Convocation Center
Seasons
2018–19 Conference USA men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Old Dominion 13 5   .722     26 9   .743
Western Kentucky 11 7   .611     20 14   .588
Southern Miss 11 7   .611     20 13   .606
UTSA 11 7   .611     17 15   .531
UAB 10 8   .556     20 15   .571
Marshall 11 7   .611     23 14   .622
FIU 10 8   .556     20 13   .606
Louisiana Tech 9 9   .500     20 13   .606
Florida Atlantic 8 10   .444     17 16   .515
North Texas 8 10   .444     21 12   .636
Rice 8 10   .444     13 19   .406
Middle Tennessee 8 10   .444     11 21   .344
Charlotte 5 13   .278     8 21   .276
UTEP 3 15   .167     8 21   .276
2019 C-USA Tournament winner

Previous seasonEdit

The Monarchs finished the season 25–7, 15–3 in C-USA play to finish in second place. They defeated Louisiana Tech in the quarterfinals of the C-USA Tournament before losing to Western Kentucky in the semifinals. Despite winning 25 games on the season, the Monarchs did not participate in a postseason tournament.

OffseasonEdit

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Reason for departure
Greg McClinton 55 F 6'7" 200 RS Senior Winston-Salem, NC Graduated
Brendan Stith 25 F 6'7" 240 RS Senior Lawrenceville, VA Graduated
Stephen Vassor 23 F 6'7" 240 RS Senior Lawrenceville, VA Walk-on; Graduated
Randy Haynes 12 G 6'4" 215 Senior Dumfries, VA Graduated
Alassane Kah 1 F 6'9" 215 Senior Columbus, OH Graduated
Keith Pinckney 22 G 6'1" 180 Senior Lithonia, GA Graduated
Trey Porter 15 F 6'10" 230 RS Junior Woodbridge, VA Graduated and transferred to Nevada.[1]
Michael Hueitt Jr. 11 G 6'3" 160 Freshman Fayetteville, NC Transferred to UNC Greensboro.[2]

Incoming transfersEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Elbert Robinson III 25 C 7'1" 290 Senior Garland, TX Transferred from LSU. Will be eligible to play immediately since Robinson III graduated from LSU.[3]
Dajour Dickens 23 C 7'0" 220 Sophomore Hampton, VA Transferred from Providence. Dickens was granted a waiver from the NCAA and will be eligible immediately.[4]
Anthony Oliver II 11 G 6'5" 200 RS Sophomore Birmingham, AL Transferred from Clemson. Mid-year transfer, had to sit out due to NCAA transfer.[5]

2018 recruiting classEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Jason Wade
PG
Richmond, VA Trinity Episcopal School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Oct 11, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPNN/A   ESPN grade: NR
Kalu Ezikpe
PF
Lawrenceville, GA Discovery High School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Nov 14, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPNN/A   ESPN grade: NR
Joseph Reece
PF
St. Louis, MO East St. Louis High School 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Nov 19, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPNN/A   ESPN grade: NR
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Old Dominion 2018 Player Commits". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 15, 2018.
  • "2018 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved September 15, 2018.

2019 recruiting classEdit

Honors and awardsEdit

Street & Smith's Preseason Awards[6]

  • All-Conference - Ahmad Caver
  • All-Newcomer - Elbert Robinson
  • All-Defense - Ahmad Caver

RosterEdit

2018–19 Old Dominion Monarchs men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Marquis Godwin 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) So Hampton HS Hampton, Virginia
G 1 Jason Wade 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr Trinity Episcopal School Richmond, Virginia
G 2 Justice Kithcart 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) RS So Virginia Episcopal School / Pittsburgh Durham, North Carolina
G 3 B. J. Stith 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) RS Sr Brunswick HS / Virginia Lawrenceville, Virginia
G 4 Ahmad Caver 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Sr St. John's NW Military Academy (WI) Atlanta, Georgia
G 10 Xavier Green 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) RS So Williamsburg Christian Academy Williamsburg, Virginia
G 11 Anthony Oliver II (I)   6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) RS So Daniel HS / Clemson Birmingham, Alabama
G 12 Quishon Harris (W) 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 140 lb (64 kg) Fr Hampton HS Hampton, Virginia
F 13 Aaron Carver 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) RS Jr South Kent School (CT) Elizabeth City, North Carolina
F 15 Joseph Reece 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr East St. Louis HS St. Louis, Missouri
G 20 Loren Brill (W) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) RS So Georgetown Prep / Cal State Fullerton Gaithersburg, Maryland
F 21 Alfis Pilavios 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) So Moraitis School Athens, Greece
F 22 Kalu Ezikpe 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Fr Discovery HS Lawrenceville, Georgia
F 23 Dajour Dickens 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So Bethel HS / Providence Hampton, Virginia
C 25 Elbert Robinson III 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 285 lb (129 kg) Sr Lakeview Centennial HS / LSU Garland, Texas
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: 9-15-2018

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
November 1, 2018*
7:00 pm
Virginia Wesleyan W 83–54 
 28  Caver   7  Carver   5  Caver  Ted Constant Convocation Center (5,376)
Norfolk, VA
Non-conference regular season
November 6, 2018*
7:00 pm
Navy W 67–44  1–0
 24  Caver   8  Stith   4  Stith  Ted Constant Convocation Center (6,289)
Norfolk, VA
November 9, 2018*
7:30 pm
at Saint Joseph's L 64–79  1–1
 22  Caver   11  Stith   6  Caver  Hagan Arena (4,084)
Philadelphia, PA
November 16, 2018*
1:00 pm, FloHoops.com
vs. Oregon State
Paradise Jam quarterfinals
L 56–61  1–2
 15  Stith   6  Stith   2  Wade  Sports and Fitness Center (522)
St. Thomas, VI
November 17, 2018*
4:00 pm, FloHoops.com
vs. Kennesaw State
Paradise Jam
W 65–47  2–2
 14  Caver   10  Stith   5  Kithcart  Sports and Fitness Center 
St. Thomas, VI
November 19, 2018*
3:00 pm, FloHoops.com
vs. Northern Iowa
Paradise Jam
L 53–54  2–3
 24  Caver   11  Stith   4  Carver  Sports and Fitness Center 
St. Thomas, VI
November 23, 2018*
7:00 pm
Northern Iowa W 72–65  3–3
 25  Stith   7  Carver   6  Caver  Ted Constant Convocation Center (5,529)
Norfolk, VA
November 28, 2018*
7:00 pm, MASN/ESPN3
VCU
Rivalry
W 62–52  4–3
 21  Stith   7  Wade   4  Caver  Ted Constant Convocation Center (8,172)
Norfolk, VA
December 1, 2018*
7:00 pm, ESPN+
James Madison W 67–42  5–3
 28  Stith   8  Stith   8  Caver  Ted Constant Convocation Center (6,982)
Norfolk, VA
December 5, 2018*
7:00 pm, ESPN+
William & Mary W 71–53  6–3
 20  Tied   11  Stith   5  Caver  Ted Constant Convocation Center (6,501)
Norfolk, VA
December 9, 2018*
1:00 pm
Fairfield W 79–69  7–3
 28  Stith   14  Stith   12  Caver  Ted Constant Convocation Center (4,297)
Norfolk, VA
December 15, 2018*
12:00 pm, ACCRSN
at No. 25-T. Syracuse W 68–62  8–3
 18  Stith   10  Stith   4  Caver  Carrier Dome (17,585)
Syracuse, NY
December 19, 2018*
7:00 pm, MASN/ESPN+
at Richmond W 63–54  9–3
 30  Stith   12  Stith   8  Caver  Robins Center (5,617)
Richmond, VA
December 22, 2018*
2:00 pm
Morgan State W 76–53  10–3
 21  Caver   20  Carver   8  Caver  Ted Constant Convocation Center (5,719)
Norfolk, VA
Conference USA regular season
January 3, 2019
7:00 pm, Stadium
Marshall L 67–70  10–4
(0–1)
 27  Stith   10  Carver   9  Caver  Ted Constant Convocation Center (6,153)
Norfolk, VA
January 5, 2019
7:00 pm, Facebook
Western Kentucky W 69–66  11–4
(1–1)
 19  Stith   12  Stith   6  Caver  Ted Constant Convocation Center (6,928)
Norfolk, VA
January 10, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPN+
at Florida Atlantic L 73–80  11–5
(1–2)
 20  Caver   8  Wade   3  Stith  FAU Arena (1,578)
Boca Raton, FL
January 12, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPN+
at FIU W 75–74  12–5
(2–2)
 22  Caver   8  Carver   3  Carver  Ocean Bank Convocation Center (829)
Miami, FL
January 17, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPN+
Louisiana Tech W 64–63  13–5
(3–2)
 16  Stith   8  Stith   4  Caver  Ted Constant Convocation Center (5,654)
Norfolk, VA
January 19, 2019
4:00 pm, ESPN+
Southern Miss W 78–60  14–5
(4–2)
 19  Caver   9  Dickens   8  Caver  Ted Constant Convocation Center (7,003)
Norfolk, VA
January 21, 2019
9:00 pm, ESPN+
at Charlotte W 76–70  15–5
(5–2)
 22  Stith   7  Stith   4  Caver  Dale F. Halton Arena (4,053)
Charlotte, NC
January 24, 2019
9:00 pm, ESPN+
at UTEP W 50–48  16–5
(6–2)
 16  Kithcart   9  Carver   4  Caver  Don Haskins Center (4,798)
El Paso, TX
January 26, 2019
4:00 pm, ESPN+
at UTSA L 73–74  16–6
(6–3)
 23  Stith   12  Stith   5  Wade  Convocation Center (1,334)
San Antonio, TX
January 31, 2019
7:00 pm, Stadium
North Texas W 72–61  17–6
(7–3)
 13  Kithcart   7  Green   9  Caver  Ted Constant Convocation Center (6,062)
Norfolk, VA
February 2, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPN+
Rice W 80–76  18–6
(8–3)
 28  Stith   7  Tied   11  Caver  Ted Constant Convocation Center (7,805)
Norfolk, VA
February 7, 2019
8:00 pm, ESPN+
at UAB W 70–59  19–6
(9–3)
 21  Tied   9  Dickens   5  Green  Bartow Arena (3,276)
Birmingham, AL
February 9, 2019
7:00 pm, Stadium
at Middle Tennessee W 55–50  20–6
(10–3)
 20  Stith   13  Carver   2  Tied  Murphy Center (4,380)
Murfreesboro, TN
February 16, 2019
2:00 pm, ESPN+
Charlotte W 73–60  21–6
(11–3)
 20  Caver   8  Caver   4  Caver  Ted Constant Convocation Center (7,283)
Norfolk, VA
February 23, 2019
1:00 pm, Stadium
Western Kentucky W 67–63  22–6
(12–3)
 22  Green   8  Carver   5  Caver  Ted Constant Convocation Center (7,324)
Norfolk, VA
February 28, 2019
8:00 pm, CBSSN
at UTSA W 65–64  23–6
(13–3)
 16  Stith   12  Stith   10  Caver  Convocation Center (1,523)
San Antonio, TX
March 6, 2019
7:00 pm, CBSSN/Facebook
Southern Miss L 52–59  23–7
(13–4)
 11  Tied   8  Caver   5  Caver  Ted Constant Convocation Center (8,215)
Norfolk, VA
March 9, 2019
3:00 pm, CBSSN/Facebook
at UAB L 50–64  23–8
(13–5)
 21  Caver   5  Tied   5  Caver  Bartow Arena (2,868)
Birmingham, AL
Conference USA Tournament
March 14, 2019
7:00 pm, Stadium
(1) vs. (8) Louisiana Tech
Quarterfinals
W 57–56  24–8
 17  Caver   11  Stith   8  Caver  Ford Center at The Star (4,024)
Frisco, TX
March 15, 2019
1:30 pm, CBSSN
(1) vs. (5) UAB
Semifinals
W 61–59  25–8
 21  Green   9  Carver   5  Caver  Ford Center at The Star 
Frisco, TX
March 16, 2019
8:30 pm, CBSSN
(1) vs. (2) Western Kentucky
Final
W 62–56  26–8
 16  Green   8  Carver   9  Caver  Ford Center at The Star (3,017)
Frisco, TX
NCAA Tournament
March 21, 2019*
9:50 pm, TBS
(14 S) vs. (3 S) No. 13 Purdue
First round
L 48–61  26–9
 19  Caver   10  Stith   2  Caver  XL Center (14,695)
Hartford, CT
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. S=South.
All times are in Eastern Time.

Source[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Miller, Ed. "Former ODU big man Trey Porter headed to Nevada". PilotOnline.com. The Virginian-Pilot. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  2. ^ Miller, Ed. "Hueitt picks a destination". PilotOnline.com. The Virginian-Pilot. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  3. ^ Miller, Ed. "Old Dominion lands big transfer in 7-foot-1 LSU center". PilotOnline.com. The Virginian-Pilot. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  4. ^ Miller, Ed. "ODU BASKETBALL Two 7-footers are better than one for ODU basketball, as transfer Dajour Dickens is granted eligibility". PilotOnline.com. The Virginian-Pilot. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  5. ^ Miller, Ed. "Clemson guard to transfer to Old Dominion". PilotOnline.com. The Virginian-Pilot. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  6. ^ Street & Smith's Basketball. 2018-19: 99. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ ODU Monarchs - 2018–19 Men's Basketball Schedule