Old Dominion 53, Howard 43

Chris Cooper had 13 points, 10 rebounds, four steals and four

blocks to lead Old Dominion over Howard 53-43 on Wednesday

night.

The Monarchs (2-1) trailed 20-15 at the break after shooting

just 6 of 23 (26.1 percent) from the floor in the first half.

However, in the second half, Old Dominion made 66.7 percent from

the field (14 of 21) to outscore the Bison 38-23.

Howard finished shooting 34.1 percent from the field (15 of 44)

and was just 8 of 15 from the free-throw line (53.3 percent).

Old Dominion outrebounded the Bison 37-26, with Trian Iliadis

grabbing nine boards, and outscored them 28-18 in the paint.

Marquel De Lancey scored 11 points for the Monarchs, who have

defeated Howard in all four of their meetings.

Mike Phillips and Simuel Frazier scored 10 points each for the

Bison (1-2).