Game Day Preview: #19 Hampden-Sydney vs. Lynchburg, Jan. 30
HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, VA-The #19 Tigers (17-2, 9-1 ODAC) remain at home for a Wednesday night showdown against the Hornets of Lynchburg College (16-3, 7-3 ODAC). Tip-off is set for 7:00 pm, and the first 200 students to arrive will get a free t-shirt courtesy Bojangles' of Farmville.
Wednesday will be another tough test for the Tigers, who moved up four spots in the most recent D3Hoops.com Top-25 Poll; the Hornets have now moved closer to the Top-25 and for the first time this season are receiving one vote. The two teams have already met this season with the Tigers claiming a 79-70 victory in Lynchburg on January 9.
With six ODAC games remaining, the Tigers currently stand in a tie with Virginia Wesleyan for first place in the conference. Lynchburg, enjoying one of its best seasons in recent history, is not far behind standing in a tie with Randolph for third place.
Hampden-Sydney is currently riding a six game winning streak and a 16 game home winning streak in Fleet Gymnasium courtesy a 76-52 win over Guilford on Saturday afternoon. The Tigers were led by Leon Hargrove (Raleigh, NC/Middle Creek) who tallied career-highs with 15 points on 7-of-10 shooting and six assists.
Lynchburg is on a hot streak of its own, downing Eastern Mennonite on Saturday 74-67 and winning its last five games after falling to the Tigers earlier in the month. Prior to that match up, the Hornets had won six straight games.
To preview Wednesday's contest with news and notes on the Tiger basketball team, be sure to check out the game notes.