Game Day Preview: #12 Hampden-Sydney vs. Roanoke; ODAC Quarters, Feb. 22
HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, VA-On Friday, February 22, second-seeded and 12th-ranked Hampden-Sydney (22-3, 14-2 ODAC) begins its quest for its ODAC-record 11th Championship with a quarterfinal match up against tenth-seeded Roanoke (11-15, 3-13 ODAC). The Tigers, who were tied with the best record in conference with Virginia Wesleyan, reach the quarterfinals after a first round bye, but the Maroons upset seventh-seeded Bridgewater on the road 76-68. The two will tip off in the third game of the day, at 6:00 pm.
The two have only met once this year with the Tigers rolling to a 100-62 victory. Under head coach Dee Vick, the Tigers boast a 6-1 record over the Maroons.
Both programs have storied history with a league-high ten championships for each; the Tigers' last title has come more recently as Hampden-Sydney defeated Roanoke in the 2007 title game 77-62.
The ODAC Tournament has been in the Salem since 1981, and in those 31 years the Tigers hold a 39-16 record in Salem with 12 championship game appearances and ten titles. Against the Maroons in Salem, the Tigers are 9-4 while winning the last six meetings. The last Roanoke win came in 2000 in the championship game.
Tickets to the 2013 ODAC Tournament can be purchased at the Salem Civic Center or in advance through the Salem Civic Center (540-375-3004) or the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (540-389-7373). More ticket information can be found here.