Richmond @ Old Dominion 12/18

adaisey

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Due to the whole job thing, I won't be able to post a game preview for tomorrow, so I'll do it here.

(Rankings are Kenpom)
Richmond 9-1 (0-0, A-10) 69th @ ODU 3-8 (0-0 C-USA) 178th
7:00 ESPN+ @ ODU

Players to watch for:
Jacob Gilyard - UR averaging 3.8 steals per game
Grant Golden - UR leading team in rebounds with 8.1 rpg
Blake Francis - UR leads team in scoring with 18.2 ppg

A.J. Oliver - ODU averaging 17.0 ppg
Jason Wade - ODU averaging 3.1 steals per game
Aaron Carver - ODU leads team with 8.8 rpg.

Kenpom predicts 67-62 Richmond victory
ESPN Basketball Power Index: Richmond 73.5% chance of victory

My Prediction:
Richmond will be led by strong outside shooting and will win this one 79-65 to improve to 10-1 before facing Radford in DC.
 

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Pregame notes:
ODU's Marquis Godwin was once committed to UR
ODU's Jason Wade went to Trinity HS (Richmond, VA)
 

adaisey

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Unless it's a late arriving crowd in Norfolk, I don't see there being much of a home court advantage for the Monarchs. Place isn't even half full at the moment.
 

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Early shooting woes for Richmond from 3-point range. They lead ODU 20-13 with 7:12 left in the 1st half.