Old Dominion Monarchs Basketball Schedule
The Old Dominion Monarchs basketball team is all the rage in Norfolk,
Virginia during the college basketball season and as members of Conference USA they regularly play against some of the best
programs in the country. People in Virginia love their college basketball and Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk is among
the most exciting arenas in the country on game day. The Monarchs have made a return to prominence in recent years after having
made a return to the NCAA Tournament in 2011 and bringing in some excellent recruits. Get in on all of the college basketball
action at Constant Convocation Center with Old Dominion basketball tickets from StubHub.
There are still plenty of exciting
home games on the Old Dominion regular season schedule including a February 20th date against the Rice University Owls at
Constant Convocation Center. A week later on the 27th the Marshall Thundering Herd come to town in a battle against the Monarchs
that will see both teams competing for a higher seed in the Conference USA tournament. This could well be one of the best
regular season home games of the year and no Monarchs fan will want to miss the chance to help cheer the home team on to a
big win. The regular season closes out at Constant Convocation Center on March 6th with a game against the East Carolina Pirates.
This will be the final home game for some of your favorite Monarchs so come out and show your gratitude.
Dominion Monarchs Basketball Conference
There are sixteen universities in Conference USA for basketball, which is divided
into two divisions. University of Alabama-Birmingham, East Carolina University, Florida Atlantic University, Florida International
University, Marshall University, Middle Tennessee University, Old Dominion, and the University of Southern Mississippi compete
in the East Division while Louisiana Tech, the University of North Texas, Rice University, the University of North Carolina
at Charlotte, the University of Texas at El Paso, the University of Texas at San Antonio, Tulane University, and the University
of Tulsa play in the West Division. Of the current members in the conference, UTEP leads the way with 17 NCAA Tournament appearances
followed by UAB who has been in the tournament 14 times. UAB however has more NCAA Tournament wins than UTEP and is the only
Conference USA member with a winning record in the tournament at 19-14. The regular season in Conference USA has traditionally
been one of the most hotly contested in college basketball each year.
Old Dominion Basketball Rivalries
Dominion traditionally has a big in state rivalry with the Virginia Cavaliers of the ACC and whenever the two meet up against
one another early in the season it is always an exciting affair. In Conference USA Old Dominion has a rivalry with their East
Division foe the East Carolina Pirates, a team they play twice a year and every time the two match up competition is always
fierce. There are no teams in Conference USA that want to lose and no matter which teams are facing off against one another
it is sure to be a thrilling match up. As new teams come to the conference and some familiar faces leave in the coming seasons
you can be sure that new and exciting rivalries will develop.
College basketball is an
experience like no other. Featuring some of the best student athletes in the world along with some of the most passionate
fans in all of sports, the games have an atmosphere that is unrivaled. When you set foot into Constant Convocation Center
for an Old Dominion Monarchs home basketball game this will all be clear. As the teams set up for opening tip off the fans
stand up and vociferously cheer for their alma mater and hometown favorites. The game continues full of back and forth action,
big time shots, and clutch defensive stops. Before you know it the clock is winding down in the second half and the two sides
are wrapped up in yet another tight contest. Your palms get sweaty with each trip down the floor and each time a player from
your favorite team lets loose a shot you hold your breath until the ball tickles the twine. This continues until the final
buzzer when the Monarchs' side erupts after another big win and their fans flow out of the arena in jubilation.
Dominion Monarchs Basketball Trivia
Although the Monarchs have only won three games in their six Division I NCAA Tournament
appearances, they won the Division II National Championship in 1975. In 2010, the year of their most recent NCAA Tournament
win - an upset of Notre Dame, Kent Bazemore won the Left Dreisel National Defensive Player of the Year Award. Four Old Dominion
Monarchs have been named All Americans: Dave Twardzik, Joel Copeland, Gray Eubank, and Wilson Washington.