Game Notes: Tigers Take Three Game Road Stint to Lynchburg

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Preview: Hampden-Sydney (13-4, 7-2 ODAC) vs. Lynchburg (11-7, 6-4 ODAC)
Wednesday, January 25 at 7:00 pm
Turner Gymnasium

Last Time Out for the Tigers    
• Hampden-Sydney had its four game win streak snapped with an 86-80 to Randolph-Macon in Ashland.
• The Tigers fall to 13-4 overall and 7-2 in ODAC play.
• Randolph-Macon built an 11 point lead with just under 15 minutes to play in the contest, but the Tigers were able to tie the game at 69-69 with 4:30 to play.
• The Jackets, however, reclaimed the lead and held on for victory.
Ben Jessee led the Tigers with 17 points while Cam Anderson added 12.
Sasha Obradovic poured in 11 points off the bench while going 5-of-7 from the floor.
• R-MC saw five players score in double figures, including a game-high 18 from Andre Simon.
• Hampden-Sydney shot 43.8% from the floor (28-of-64) and 42.1% (8-of-19) from beyond the arc.
• The Jackets shot 51.9% (28-of-54) from the floor and 43.8% (7-of-16) from three.

Last Time Out for the Hornets    
• Lynchburg improved to 11-7 overall and 6-4 in the ODAC with a 79-68 road win over Emory & Henry on Saturday.
• In a tight first half, Lynchburg took a lead at the 10:38 mark and never gave it up.  
• In the second half, the Hornets' 16 point lead was cut to three at 64-61, but it was as close as the Wasps would come.
• Harry West, Jr. led the Hornets with 18 points off the bench.
• Nate Campbell scored 14 points, and Michael Wims added 11 points and seven boards but was just 3-of-11 from the floor.
• Brandon Connor, Tucker Lucas and Michael Glover all scored nine for Lynchburg.
• Emory & Henry's Malcolm Green led all scorers with 25 points, while connecting on 11 of his 12 free throw attempts.
• Armando Murrell was the only other Wasp to reach double figures with 10 points.
• The Hornets were 27-of-66 from the floor (40.9%), 10-of-22 from three (45.5%) and 15-of-21 from the foul line (71.4%).

The Last Time These Two Met    
• Hampden-Sydney won its second consecutive game while improving to 11-3 overall and 5-1 in ODAC play with a 90-67 win over Lynchburg College in Fleet Gymnasium on January 11.
Harrison George was two rebounds shy of a double-double with 28 points and eight rebounds.
Khobi Williamson was a perfect 7-of-7 from the floor while scoring 17 points to go with eight boards
• Freshman Greg Lewis poured in a career-high 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting in 19 minutes.
• Tucker Lucas and Austin Chillemi were the only two Hornets to score in double figures, each scoring 16 points; Chillemi added 10 rebounds.
• Hampden-Sydney shot 52.2% from the floor (35-of-67) and 28.6% (6-of-21) from beyond the arc.
• The Hornets shot 34.3% (24-of-70) from the floor and 24.0% (6-of-25) from three.

Looking at Lynchburg    
• Stands at fifth in the ODAC with an 11-7 overall record and 6-4 ODAC mark.
• Winners of four of the last six games, but lost 90-67 to the Tigers in that stretch.
• Austin Chillemi is leading the team in points (14.3), rebounds (7.1), blocks (1.7), field goal percentage (.585), free throw percentage (.769) and minutes (25.8).
• Guard Xavier Parham is the ODAC leader in both steals (6.2) and assists (3.7) while averaging 8.5 points-per-game.
•Nate Campbell is scoring 12.9 ppg.

Bigs Bringing Buckets    
• Hampden-Sydney big men Khobi Williamson and Cam Anderson have been rock solid all year in scoring the basketball.
• The duo are the top two in the league in field goal percentage (#1 Cam Anderson - .716; #2 Khobi Williamson - .646)
• Williamson had a streak of nine consecutive makes, and Anderson boasted a stretch of seven.

Leaders of the Pack    
• Through January 22, Hampden-Sydney is still the top team in the nation in field goal percentage, connecting on 52.3% of its attempts.
• The Tigers' hot shooting has led to a 87.9 point-per-game average which is eighth nationally (No. 1 Grinnell - 115.2 ppg).
• Their 18.1 point scoring margin is ninth nationally (No. 1 MIT - 22.6).

The Numbers Game    
• The Tigers have posted an impressive 16.9 point scoring margin through 17 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 1,196 points and is 4 points away from being the 23rd player to score at least 1,200.
• Ben Jessee is 37th on the Tigers' top scoring list with 1,053 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 has 3 players in the top-5 in field goal percentage in the ODAC.
• 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.