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Game Notes: Tigers Wrap Up Road Stretch at Randolph on Saturday

Alex Smith and Ben Jessee

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Hampden-Sydney (14-4, 8-2 ODAC) at Randolph (7-11, 2-7 ODAC)
Saturday, January 28, 2012 | 2:00 pm
The RAD Center | Lynchburg, VA

Last Time Out for the Tigers    
• Hampden-Sydney got back in the win column with a convincing 92-59 decision over Lynchburg on Wednesday.
• The Tigers improve to 14-4 overall and 8-2 in ODAC play.
• The Tigers took the first lead on a Ru White lay up four seconds into the game and never trailed.
• Ru White led all scorers with 15 points to go with seven rebounds and three assists.
Ben Jessee and Greg Lewis each added 11 points.
• Four Tigers scored eight points, including career-highs from Alex Smith and Fletcher Lumpkin.
Leon Hargrove, in his third career start, scored five points to go with career-highs in rebounds (8) and assists (4).
• Hampden-Sydney shot 54.7% from the floor (35-of-64) and 29.2% (7-of-24) from beyond the arc.
• The Hornets shot 33.3% (21-of-63) from the floor and 22.2% (6-of-27) from three.

Last Time Out for the WildCats    
• Randolph was held to under 50 points as Guilford downed the WildCats 67-47 in Greensboro on Wednesday.
• With the loss, Randolph falls to 7-11 overall and 2-7 in ODAC play.  
• The WildCats took the first lead of the game on a Colton Hunt three, but it was all Quakers from there as they pushed out to a 34-20 halftime lead and never looked back.
• Hunt and Zach Desgain led the charge with 12 points each, and Hunt added six boards and five assists.
• Randolph's bench saw three players combine for 10 points.
• Derrick Woods-Morrow and Mike Ehilegbu each tallied six points and three rebounds.
• Guilford's Gabriel Lowder led all scorers with 15 points.
• Carson Sullivan was the only other Quaker to reach double figures with 13 points.
• The WildCats were 19-of-48 from the floor (39.6%), 6-of-21 from three (28.6%) and 3-of-4 from the foul line (75.0%).

Looking at Randolph    
• Stands at eighth in the ODAC with a 7-11 overall record and 2-7 ODAC mark.
• Currently on a three game skid with losses to Roanoke (62-59), Eastern Mennonite (74-71), and Guilford (67-47).
• Colton Hunt is leading the team in points (16.9), steals (2.6), blocks (1.7), three point field goal percentage (.393), and free throw percentage (.873).
• Derrick Woods-Morrow is scoring 10.9 points-per-game while connecting on a team-best 55.7% of his attempts. He also leads the team with 7.8 rebounds-per-game.

The Last Time These Two Met    
• Hampden-Sydney won its third straight home game with an 75-53 victory over ODAC-foe Randolph.
• The win was head coach Dee Vick's 50th career win.
• The Tigers are also now tied for first place in the ODAC with #2 Virginia Wesleyan at 2-0 .
Harrison George led all scorers with 23 points on 10-of-14 shooting.
Sasha Obradovic scored a career-high 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting off the bench.
Patrick Corrigan and Ru White each added seven points.
• Mike Ehilegbu and Colton Hunt led Randolph with 11 points each.
• Hampden-Sydney shot 48.4% from the floor (30-of-62) and 36.4% (8-of-22) from beyond the arc.
• The Wildcats shot 47.7% (21-of-44) from the floor and 17.6% (3-of-17) from three.
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 - .720; #2 Khobi Williamson - .652)
• 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 17.8 point scoring margin through 18 games this season. 9 of the Tigers' 14 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 1,204 points and is the 23rd player to score at least 1,200.
• Ben Jessee is 36th on the Tigers' top scoring list with 1,064 points.  
• Under Vick, Hampden-Sydney is 31-1 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. 

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