Game Notes: Tiger Hoops Returns to ODAC Action, Key Match Up at #3 VWC
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Hampden-Sydney (17-5, 10-3 ODAC) vs. #3 Virginia Wesleyan (18-3, 10-2 ODAC)
Saturday, February 11 | 2:00 pm | Jane P. Batten Center | Virginia Beach, VA
Last Time Out for the Tigers
• Seven Tigers scored in double figures as Hampden-Sydney took a 140-40 win over Patrick Henry.
• The Tigers improve to 17-5 overall and 10-3 in ODAC play.
• Hampden-Sydney was led in scoring by Harrison George's 20 points.
• Six Tigers posted career-highs with Keegan Wetzel and Greg Lewis each scoring 16.
• Kodie Critzer added 13 points and eight rebounds, and Khobi Williamson added 12 points.
• Fletcher Lumpkin and Randall Ward each added 10 points.
• The Sentinels were led by Jensen Near's 14 points.
• Hampden-Sydney shot 67.4% from the floor (60-of-89), 50.0% (11-of-22) from beyond the arc, and 56.2% (9-of-16) from the foul line.
• The Sentinels shot 28.1% (16-of-57) from the floor, 0.0% (0-of-8) from three, and 66.7% (8-of-12) from the charity stripe.
Last Time Out for the Marlins
• Virginia Wesleyan picked up its third loss of the season and second in the ODAC falling 54-51 at Randolph-Macon on Wednesday.
• With the loss, the Marlins fall to 18-3 overall and 10-2 in ODAC play.
• The Marlins used a 10-0 run down the final stretch to pull within one at 52-51, but it was just not enough as Adam Desgain connected on two key free throws, and D.J. Woodmore could not connect on the game-tying three.
• Donald Vaughn and Chris Astorga led the way with 14 points each, and Vuaghn added a game-high nine rebounds.
• Ten Yellow Jackets scored, but none reached double digits as Lamar Giggetts and Andre Simon led the way with eight each.
• As a team, Virginia Wesleyan was 17-of-57 (29.8%) from the floor, 6-of-16 (37.5%) from three, and 11-of-14 (78.6%) from the foul line.
•Randolph-Macon was 23-of-58 (39.7%) from the floor, 3-of-12 (25.0%) from three, and 5-of-6 (83.3%) from the foul line.
The Last Time These Two Met
• Hampden-Sydney had its six game winning streak snapped with a 100-80 loss to #2 Virginia Wesleyan.
• Harrison George notched his 15th career double-double with 25 points and 10 rebounds.
• Khobi Williamson and Ben Jessee added 17 and 14 points, respectively.
• Ru White also scored in double figures with 11 points on 4-of-9 shooting.
• D.J. Woodmore (23 pts, 10 rbs) and Donald Vaughn (17 pts, 16 rbs) both posted double-doubles for the Marlins.
• The game was tied six times in the first nine minutes, but Virginia Wesleyan then took a lead it held for the remainder of the game.
• Hampden-Sydney shot 44.4% from the floor (28-of-63) and 38.5% (5-of-13) from beyond the arc.
• The Marlins shot 52.7% (39-of-74) from the floor and 35.7% (5-of-14) from beyond the arc.
Looking at Virginia Wesleyan
• Stands as the top team in the ODAC with a 10-2 conference mark and 18-3 overall record.
• Third ranked team nationally, but coming off of a 54-51 loss to Randolph-Macon on Wednesday.
• Through February 2nd, reigning ODAC Rookie of the Year D.J. Woodmore was second in the league in scoring at 18.1 ppg.
• Scoring 84.4 points-per-game, second only to the Tigers (90.0 ppg) in the ODAC.
• Balanced, athletic team that has received a bid to the last seven consecutive NCAA Tournaments.
Reaching New Heights
• Hampden-Sydney, at 17-5, holds the best record through 22 games since the 2003-04 Tigers - an ODAC Championship year.
• The Tigers also hit the ten win mark in the ODAC for the first time since 2006-07 - another ODAC Championship year.
• Hampden-Sydney has also posted back-to-back ten win seasons in Fleet for the first time since the 2003-04 and 2004-05 seasons.
The Final Stretch
• Hampden-Sydney has just three games remaining in the ODAC schedule with its toughest stretches of the year.
• The Tigers will play the other top three teams in the ODAC - with two games on the road (#3 VWC, Guilford).
• The games are crucial for tournament seeding with all four teams in a tight race - #3 VWC 10-2, R-MC 11-3, H-SC 10-3, Guilford 10-3.
The Numbers Game
• The Tigers have posted an impressive 22.0 point scoring margin through 22 games this season. 12 of the Tigers' 17 wins have been by 20 points of more.
• Harrison George has cracked into the top 20 of Hampden-Sydney's all time leading scorers with 1,257 points and is the 23rd player to score at least 1,200.
• Ben Jessee is 33rd on the Tigers' top scoring list with 1,103 points.
• Under Vick, Hampden-Sydney is 34-1 when scoring at least 81 points.
• The Tigers have scored 100 points 5 times this year.
• Hampden-Sydney has 3 players in the top-6 in field goal percentage in the ODAC.
• Harrison George has scored at least 20 points 29 times and posted 16 double-doubles.
• Over the past two seasons, Hampden-Sydney has posted a 22-3 record in Fleet Gymnasium.
• This season marks the 19th time the Tigers won at least 10 games in a season at Fleet.