| Feb 14, 2012
| 7:43 PM
Nights when the opponent isn't a rival or doesn't present the challenge of a battle for first place, a team is left to create its own energy and, at a minimum, play consistently at both ends of the floor.
Old Dominion succeeds in such areas most nights,...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 6:17 AM
Both of the Colonial Athletic Association’s improbable Final Four appearances – George Mason in 2006 and VCU in 2011 – were authored by teams that received at-large tournament bids. So with Selection Sunday less than a month away, it&...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 12:53 PM
Kent Bazemore said it will probably hit him Saturday afternoon during warmups. Too much ahead, and definitely too much behind, to ponder the end of his career at Old Dominion.
"I haven't really been reminiscing," Bazemore said earlier this week. "I...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 12:45 PM
When second-tier basketball teams have renewed hope, and Blaine Taylor dives heavily into horse racing references, it must be March and tournament time.
William and Mary, among others, can partially offset a disappointing regular season with a run in...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 4:29 PM
RICHMOND – When Old Dominion took the floor at Virginia Union for practice Friday, the day before its CAA tournament opener, Blaine Taylor decided that it would be a lengthy, full-go, scrap and hustle and scrimmage session. No easy walk-through or...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 2:24 PM
There are reasons why none of them would have lasted this long. Hampton has the size of a team from the '50s, Kecoughtan runs more hot and cold than the weather of late, and Woodside has as much depth as Gene Hackman's group in "Hoosiers."
| Mar 4, 2012
| 4:17 PM
Every day wasn't going to be like Saturday. Shots falling. Marginal resistance. Competitive sunshine and rainbows and winning lottery tickets.
Not in the CAA tournament semifinals, not against the regular season champs with the coach whose nickname...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 11:57 AM
Old Dominion will host a second-round CollegeInsider.com tournament game Sunday at Norfolk Scope at 3 p.m., against an undisclosed opponent.
The Monarchs are unable to play at the Constant Center, due to the NCAA women's tournament this weekend. Scope...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 2:26 PM
Old Dominion advanced to the quarterfinals of the College GPS tourn ... excuse me, the CollegeInsider.com tournament, where the Monarchs will face Mercer University on Wednesday at the Ted.
Mercer (24-11) is ODU's second consecutive Atlantic Sun...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 10:18 AM
VCU and the Colonial Athletic Association came oh-so-close to history this basketball season. One more stop Saturday night against Indiana, or one more three, and the Rams would have reached the NCAA tournament’s Sweet 16 for the second...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 7:39 PM
NORFOLK — Five minutes before tipoff, Old Dominion coach Blaine Taylor was told that his best player, all-conference wing Kent Bazemore, would not be available. Thus began a peculiar night in which the Monarchs did nearly everything but win.
| Mar 21, 2012
| 9:06 PM
Kent Bazemore's college basketball career ended in detention, rather than at the Constant Center with his teammates and in front of thousands of supporters.
Bazemore was arrested shortly before Old Dominion's game against Mercer on Wednesday due to a...