January 24, 2013

Game Day Preview: #23 Hampden-Sydney vs. Guilford, Jan. 26

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, VA-The #23 Tigers (16-2, 8-1 ODAC) return to the friendly confines of Fleet Gymnasium for a rematch against the Quakers of Guilford College (14-4, 6-3 ODAC). The Tigers currently stand in sole possession of second place in league play while Guilford is in a three-way tie with Randolph and Lynchburg in third place. Tip-off on Saturday afternoon is set for 2:00 pm.

These two teams met earlier in the season with Guilford taking a 68-54 decision in Ragan-Brown Field House on January 5. The last time Guilford came to Fleet Gymnasium was February 16, 2011: the Tigers claimed a 73-61 victory.

The Tigers are currently coming off of a huge 79-63 victory at Randolph which extended the team's win streak to five. The team was paced by double-double performances from Harrison George (Raleigh, NC/Leesville Road) and Khobi Williamson (Norfolk, VA/Maury) with the duo combining for 42 points and 22 rebounds.

Guilford had a nine game winning streak snapped with back-to-back losses to Washington & Lee (62-58) and Lynchburg (86-66).

Saturday's contest will feature two of the league's top scorers with George leading the Tigers at 15.4 points-per-game and Josh Pittman of Guilford pouring in 16.7 points-per-game. Both seniors are two-time First Team All-ODAC selections.

To preview Saturday's contest with news and notes on the Tiger basketball team, be sure to check out the game notes.

To follow all of the action, click here for video and audio with play-by-play announcer Cannon Watson and color analyst Walker Carter. Live stats can also be found here.