Posted on November 24, 2013 at 2:56 AM
NORFOLK- ODU shot a blistering .593 percent from the floor in the first half (16-27), including 8-for-12 shooting from behind the arc. The eight three-pointers in one half is one shy of the school mark of nine set against UAB on Jan. 4, 1989 and UNC Wilmington on Jan. 17, 1994. The overall shool mark for the most treys in one half is 11 (11-12) vs. JMU in the second half of the Feb. 17, 1993 game.
Sophomore guard Aaron Bacote scored 26 points, freshman Jordan Baker had a career high 17 and Dimitri Batten added 15.
Baker’s three-pointer at the 13:16 mark of the first half put ODU up for good, 12-9. ODU led by as many as 17 in the first half, 37-20 after a three-pointer by Ambrose Mosley with 5:28 left, and took a 47-33 halftime lead. The Eagles made a rally in the second half to get to within 11 at 72-61 on two free throws by Tre Bussey with 3:42 left, but could get no closer.
The Monarchs finished the day shooting .519 (27-52) from the field and hit .206 from the free throw line. Bacote’s 26 was his second highest point total this season (28 in the season opener against Missouri State) as he was 7-for-13 from the field and 11-for-12 from the free throw line. Baker was 6-for-10 from the field, and 4-for-5 from three-point range.