Game Notes: Tigers Prepare for Showdown with Arch-Rival R-MC in Ashland
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Preview: Hampden-Sydney (13-3, 7-1 ODAC) vs. Randolph-Macon (14-3, 7-2 ODAC)
Saturday, January 21 at 2:00 pm
Last Time Out for the Tigers
• Hampden-Sydney won its fourth consecutive game while improving to 13-3 overall and 7-1 in ODAC play with a 78-56 win over Washington & Lee University.
• The Generals took an early 6-2 lead, but the Tigers quickly claimed a lead they would hold the rest of the game.
• Khobi Williamson led the Tigers with 12 points and eight rebounds.
• Freshman Cam Anderson went 5-of-5 from the floor en route to 11 points.
• Ben Jessee also notched 11 points while hitting three of his four three point attempts.
• Randall Ward and Ru White each added nine.
• The General's Jeremy Adkins led all scorers with 13 points, while J.D. Ey posted a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
• Hampden-Sydney shot 52.6% from the floor (30-of-57) and 33.3% (5-of-15) from beyond the arc.
• The Generals shot 31.7% (20-of-63) from the floor and 11.1% (2-of-18) from three.
Last Time Out for the Jackets
• Randolph-Macon won its eighth straight game with a 85-74 win over Lynchburg to improve to 14-3 and 7-2 in the ODAC.
• The Hornets led 33-21 at the 5:52 mark in the first half, but the Jackets rallied to take a 38-36 halftime lead.
• After Lynchburg reclaimed its lead early in the second half, the Jackets took a 50-48 advantage and lead for the final 14:11.
• R-MC's Clavin Crosky led all scorers with 19 points.
• Also for R-MC, Andre Simon notched 15 points and nine boards, Adam Desgain added 13 points and seven rebounds, Lamar Giggetts scored 13, and Dylan Cole added 10 points.
• Austin Chellemi led Lynchburg with 18 points and eight rebounds, while Nate Campbell added 12 points and seven boards, and Michael Wims scored 13.
• The Jackets were 26-of-66 from the floor (39.4%), 4-of-17 from three (23.5%) and 18-of-27 from the foul line (66.7%).
The Last Time These Two Met
• Randolph-Macon took a thrilling 61-60 victory in Crenshaw Gym in the 2010-11 regular season finale on February 19.
• Randolph-Macon led by as much as 19 points, but the Tigers made a furious comeback to take a 55-54 lead with just over five minutes to play.
• After the Jakcets reclaimed the lead, Ben Jessee tied the game at 58-58 on two free throws at the 2:13 mark.
• An Eric Pugh triple put R-MC up 61-58, but Harrison George made it a one point game on a lay up with 45 seconds to play.
• The Tigers had one last chance after Danny Jones missed two free throws but could not convert in the final seconds.
• George led all players with 25 points and 10 rebounds while Calvin Crosky led the Jackets with 13 points off the bench.
• Hampden-Sydney shot 40.4% from the floor (21-of-52) and 22.2% (4-of-18) from beyond the arc.
• The Jackets were 23-of-48 (47.9%) from the field and 8-of-22 (36.4%) from three.
Looking at Randolph-Macon
• Stands at 14-3 overall and 7-2 in the ODAC while riding an eight game win streak.
• Receiving four votes in the most recent D3Hoops.com Top-25 poll.
• Has four players averaging at least 10 points-per-game, including a team-high 12.7 points-per-game from Calvin Crosky.
• Lamar Giggetts and Adam Desgain are each adding 12.5 points-per-game.
• Andre Simon is leading the team in rebounding with 6.6 per-game to go with 11.8 points.
• Both Hampden-Sydney and Randolph-Macon are receiving votes in the latest Top-25 poll by D3Hoops.com.
• The Tigers sit nine spots out of the rankings with 16 votes, while the Jackets sit 27 spots out with four votes.
• In the preseason poll, the Tigers were #23 while the Jackets were receiving 39.
Leaders of the Pack
• Through January 15, Hampden-Sydney is the top team in the nation in field goal percentage, connecting on 52.8% of its attempts.
• The Tigers' hot shooting has led to a 89.1 point-per-game average which is seventh nationally (No. 1 Grinnell - 116.5 ppg).
• Their 18.1 point margin of victory is sixth nationally (No. 1 MIT - 24.8).
The Numbers Game
• The Tigers have posted an impressive 18.3 point scoring margin through 16 games this season. 8 of the Tigers' 13 wins have been by 20 points of more.
• Harrison George has cracked into the top 25 of Hampden-Sydney's all time leading scorers with 1,187 points.
• Ben Jessee is 37th on the Tigers' top scoring list with 1,036 points.
• Under Vick, Hampden-Sydney is 30-1 when scoring at least 81 points.
• The Tigers have scored 100 points 3 times this year.
• Hampden-Sydney is 1st in the nation in field goal percentage at 52.8% accuracy.
• Junior Randall Ward hit a career-high 7 three pointers against Methodist.
• Harrison George has scored at least 20 points 28 times and posted 16 double-doubles.
• Through January 15th, Khobi Williamson was 3rd in the nation in field goal percentage, connecting on 66.7% of his shots.
• The Tigers hit the 12 win mark at home last year. It was the 18th time the Tigers won at least 10 games in a season at Fleet.