The Old Dominion Monarchs kept their NCAA tournament hopes alive on Saturday with an 88-74 win over Delaware.The win clinched ODU's seventh 20-win season in the last eight years. The No. 4-seeded Monarchs advanced to the semifinals where they will face No. 1 seed Drexel on Sunday afternoon in Richmond. Drexel defeated ODU by one in a thriller during last weekend's regular season finale.
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The Monarchs shot the ball well from the floor all afternoon, hitting 49 percent from the field while racing out to 47 points in the first half and putting five players in double figures. Senior Kent Bazemore led ODU with 24 points and three of five shooting from behind the arc. Bazemore and ODU were highlighted by SB Nation's Bill Connelly before the tournament, and he came through big in their first game. The star wing also grabbed nine boards, pacing a 10-board advantage on the glass over the Blue Hens. The Monarchs were in control for much of the second half, enjoying a double digit lead and cruising to 14-point win. It will certainly get harder tomorrow against the top seeded Dragons.
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