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Tigers Face Huntingdon and Concordia (TX) at Guilford

Nick Chase

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Hampden-Sydney (0-1, 0-0 ODAC) vs. Huntingdon (1-0, 0-0 USA SOUTH)/Concordia (TX) (0-0, 0-0 ASC)
Friday, November 17 | 5:00 pm | Ragan-Brown Field House
Saturday, November 18 | 4:00 pm | Ragan-Brown Field House
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TIGERS FACE HUNTINGDON AND CONCORDIA AT GUILFORD

The Hampden-Sydney Tigers will hit the road for a four game stretch, starting with back-to-back games in the Guilford College Classic. The Tigers will open up play on Friday night with a 5:00 PM tipoff against the Hawks of Huntingdon College. Concordia (TX) will then play Guilford College. Hampden-Sydney will turn around on Saturday to face Concordia at 4:00 PM. The team will then head back on the road Monday, November 20 to face William Peace. The Tigers are coming off of an 80-66 season opening loss to Averett but had a balanced attack with four players scoring in double figures, including a team-high 16 points from Hunter Kuehn.          

ABOUT HAMPDEN-SYDNEY

Hampden-Sydney comes into the season picked eighth in the ODAC Preseason Poll. Last season, the Tigers finished the year 11-16 overall and 6-10 in the ODAC while reaching the conference quarterfinals. This season, the Tigers return nine players from last year's team, including two of the top five scorers in Malik Crute and Gui Guimarães

Through one game, the Tigers have shown a good mix of youth and experience with four veterans in the starting lineup and six different freshmen coming off the bench. 

Freshman point guard Raheem Anthony had a strong debut, scoring 11 points to go with a game-high seven assists and two steals. In the front court, Hunter Kuehn had an efficient 16 points (7-9) while adding four rebounds and three blocks. 

As a team last season, the Tigers scored 68.3 points-per-game and shot 43.4 percent from the floor, 33.4 percent from beyond the arc, and 66.0 percent from the charity stripe. The team also snared 36.1 rebounds-per-game and dished out 12.1 assists-per-game to 14.5 turnovers.  

Tenth year head coach Dee Vick returns to helm after guiding the Tigers to the ODAC Quarterfinals last season. In 2014, Vick won his 100th game in a 102-84 decision over Roanoke in the first round of the ODAC Tournament. 

LAST TIME OUT FOR THE TIGERS

Hampden-Sydney opened up its 2017-18 season with a 80-66 loss to Averett on Wednesday night. The game was tight throughout the first half, but a late run from the Cougars gave them a 45-35 lead at intermission that they held on to through the final 20 minutes.

Hunter Kuehn led the way for the Tigers with 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting, while also blocking three shots. Three other starters scored in double figures with Malik Crute scoring 13, and Raheem Anthony and Kevin Quinn adding 11 and ten, respectively. Anthony also dished out seven assists.

Averett was led by James Contreras's 19 points and eight rebounds. Montre' Cash and Vince Contreras each added ten points, while Contreras also snared nine boards.

Averett controlled the boards with 50 rebounds to Hampden-Sydney's 29. The Cougars also won the turnover battle with 12 giveaways while the Tigers had 14. 

As a team, the Tigers shot 24-of-64 (.375) from the floor, 4-of-22 (.182) from three, and 14-of-19 (.737) from the foul line.

Averett was 26-of-62 (.419) from the floor, 4-of-13 (.308) from deep, and 24-of-36 (.667) from the free throw line. 

LAST TIME OUT FOR HUNTINGDON

Huntingdon started its season 1-0, defeating Berry 88-79 at home on Wednesday night. Berry took a one point lead into the locker room, but the Hawks outscored Berry 49-39 in the second half for the win.

Huntingdon was led by Kyante Pines who scored 23 points to go with six rebounds, two assists, two steals, and one block. Brandon McLean and R.J. Jones added 16 and 11, respectively, while Isaiah King and Cam Boyd came off the bench to combine for 24 points.

Huntingdon dominated the glass with 60 rebounds to Berry's 34. 

As a team, the Hawks shot 34-of-83 (.410) from the floor, 8-of-22 (.364) from three, and 12-of-18 (.667) from the foul line.

Berry was 26-of-61 (.426) from the floor, 10-of-23 (.435) from deep, and 17-of-27 (.630) from the free throw line. 

LAST TIME OUT FOR THE TORNADOS

Concordia-Texas will open up its season tonight against Guilford College. 

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