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.