Game Notes: Tigers Seek ODAC-Leading 11th Crown, Face #5 Lynchburg
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ODAC Tournament Quarterfinals
#4 Hampden-Sydney (18-7, 11-5 ODAC) vs. #5 Lynchburg (15-10, 97 ODAC)
Friday, February 24 | 3:00 pm | Salem Civic Center | Salem, VA
Last Time Out for the Tigers
• Hampden-Sydney was able to snap a two-game losing streak with a 79-71 win over #23 Randolph-Macon in the regular season finale.
• The Tigers improved to 18-7 overall and 11-5 in ODAC play.
• The Jackets made a late run to cut their 23 point deficit to five, but the Tigers were just too much.
• Ru White was solid with 13 points, ten rebounds, six assists and two blocks.
• Harrison George scored a team-high 15 points to go with seven rebounds and four assists, and Ben Jessee added 10 points.
• Calvin Croskey paced the Jackets with a game-high 16 points.
• Lamar Giggetts notched a double-double of 10 points and 11 boards, and Andre Simon added 15 points.
• The Tigers were 46.2% from the floor (30-of-65) and 27.8% (5-of-18) from three.
• The Jackets shot 35.9% (23-of-64) from the floor and 28.6% (4-of-14) from three.
Last Time Out for the Hornets
• Lynchburg overcame a 36-32 halftime deficit to defeat Randolph 65-61 and outright claim the fifth seed heading into the Tournament.
• The win puts the Hornets at 15-10 overall and 9-7 in ODAC play.
• Lynchburg's Nate Campbell (10 pts, 9 rbs) and Michael Wims (9 pts, 11 rbs) both posted near double-doubles.
• Austin Chellimi lead all scorers with 14 points to go with six boards.
• Randolph's Colton Hunt led the WildCats with 12 points.
• Derrick Woods-Morrow posted a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds.
• Mike Ehilegbu added 11 points, and Zach Desgain scored five to go with 10 boards.
• As a team, Lynchburg was 24-of-59 (40.7%) from the floor, 8-of-20 (40.0%) from three, and 9-of-19 (47.4%) from the foul line.
• Randolph was 18-of-51 (35.3%) from the floor, 5-of-27 (18.5%) from three, and 20-of-28 (71.4%) from the foul line.
The Last Time These Two Met
• Hampden-Sydney got back in the win column with a convincing 92-59 decision over Lynchburg on Wednesday, January 25 at Lynchburg.
• 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.
Tigers in the Tournament
• Hampden-Sydney is seeking its ODAC-leading 11th crown in 2012.
• Most recent championship came in 2007 - a 77-62 win over Roanoke.
• ODAC began playing the Tournament in the Salem Civic Center in 1981.
• Since 1981, the Tigers have posted a 39-15 (.722).
• Won three straight Tournament Championships from 1997-99.
• Made two other trips to the Salem Civic Center with Final Four appearances in 1999 and 2003.
• All games will be webcast free through the ODAC - www.odaconline.com/tournament/winter/basketball.
Three Out...Eight Remain
• With the first round of the ODAC Tournament complete, the field of eight for Salem has been set.
• #6 Randolph and #7 Eastern Mennonite both protected home court advantage with victories over #11 Roanoke and #10 Bridgewater.
• #9 Washington & Lee upset #8 Emory & Henry 67-50.
• #9 Washington & Lee will now face top-seeded and seventh-ranked Virginia Wesleyan.
• The Marlins are 2-0 this season against Virginia Wesleyan, including a regular season finale 77-49 win on Sunday.
• #7 EMU will face #2 Randolph-Macon.
• While the Jackets are 2-0 against the Royals this season, they've won both games by a total of four points.
• #6 Randolph will face #3 Guilford with the teams splitting the regular season meetings with the home team prevailing in each match up.
Looking at Lynchburg
• Received a first round bye in the Tournament as the fifth seed standing at 15-10 overall and 9-7 in ODAC play.
• Quick back court featuring Xavier Parham's ODAC leading 5.3 assists-per-game and 3.5 steals-per-game.
• Front court headlined by leading scorer and rebounder Austin Chellimi (14.4 ppg, 6.7 rpg) and Nate Campbell (13.0 ppg, 5.4 rpg).
• Brandon Connor is second in the ODAC with 2.8 spg to go with 7.3 ppg.
• Manny Hernandez (8.2 ppg), Tucker Lucas (8.1 ppg), and Harry West, Jr. (7.6 ppg) are key contributors.