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Monarchs Embrace Success

Coming off an emotional win on Thursday, ODU overcomes sluggish moments to beat North Texas

NORFOLK, Va. — A let down Saturday by the Old Dominion Monarchs would have been easy to forgive. 

Coming off the program's biggest win in recent memory Thursday against Rice, an emotionally drained team on a Saturday afternoon may have been susceptible to an off game. And there certainly were moments where it looked like that possibility may come to fruition. 

After a 14 point halftime lead shrank to single digits, Coach Nikki McCray could be heard imploring her team to "embrace their success" in the huddle. It wasn't perfect, but the Monarchs played close enough to the first place team they are to clinch a win that will be underrated in it's level of challenge. 

Victoria Morris' prowess from behind the arc helped, the guard made 3 from downtown, chipping in a team high 17 points. 

The 71-66 victory means the Monarchs remain in first ahead of their trip to Charlotte on Thursday. That game will tip at 7 Eastern time.