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Tigers to Face Arch-Rival Randolph-Macon

Brendan McHale
Brendan McHale

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Preview | Game 16
Hampden-Sydney (4-11, 1-5 ODAC) vs. Randolph-Macon (12-3, 6-0 ODAC)
Thursday, January 18 | 7:00 pm | Crenshaw Gymnasium
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TIGERS TO FACE ARCH-RIVAL RANDOLPH-MACON

The Hampden-Sydney Tigers will hit the road and travel to Ashland to face arch-rival Randolph-Macon in Wednesday night ODAC action. The Yellow Jackets sit atop the conference standings at 6-0 in the ODAC and 12-3 in conference play. Wednesday will mark the second of a four-game stretch for the Tigers against the top four teams in the league. Hampden-Sydney fell 86-75 to Emory & Henry (14-1, 6-0 ODAC) on Saturday and following Wednesday's game will host Washington & Lee (10-5, 5-1 ODAC) and travel to Virginia Wesleyan (10-5, 4-2 ODAC). 

Wednesday will mark the first of two meetings between the arch-rivals with the Yellow Jackets coming to Fleet Gymnasium on February 14. The two split the series last year with each team winning on its home court. 

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 eight players from last year's team while adding eight new faces.

Through 15 games, the Tigers have shown a good balance with four players averaging at least ten points-per-game. Sophomore Malik Crute lead the way with 15.0 points-per-game while Kevin Quinn is adding 12.1. Senior big men Nick Chase and Hunter Kuehn round out the top four with 10.6 and 10.0 points-per-game, respectively.  

Brendan McHale helps the offense go, averaging 4.5 assists-per-game, which is sixth in the ODAC.

As a team, the Tigers score 73.8 points-per-game and shoot 44.1 percent from the floor, 35.9 percent from beyond the arc, and 70.4 percent from the charity stripe. The team also snare 33.3 rebounds-per-game and dish out 14.9 assists-per-game to 16.0 turnovers.  

Tenth year head coach Dee Vick returns to helm after guiding the Tigers to the ODAC Quarterfinals last season.

LAST TIME OUT FOR THE TIGERS

Hampden-Sydney fell 86-75 to Emory & Henry on Saturday afternoon. The Tigers trailed by eight at the half, but the Wasps opened up the scoring in the second half, controlling by double digits throughout. 

Malik Crute led the way for the Tigers with 20 points to go with six rebounds and three assists. Chaise Johnson scored 15 off the bench, and Nick Chase added seven points.

Emory & Henry was led by Colin Molden's game-high 25 points, while Tharon Suggs added 20. John Shelor and Alic Wynn had 13 and 12, respectively. 

The Wasps won the battle of the boards with 37 to the TIgers' 29, and just edged the Tigers in turnovers with 18 giveaways to Hampden-Sydney's 19.

As a team, the Tigers shot 30-of-61 (.492) from the floor, 10-of-22 (.455) from three, and 5-of-7 (.714) from the foul line.

Emory & Henry was 30-of-59 (.508) from the floor, 11-of-25 (.440) from deep, and 15-of-20 (.750) from the free throw line. 

LAST TIME OUT FOR RANDOLPH-MACON

Randolph-Macon improved to 12-3 overall and remained perfect in conference play at 6-0 with an 84-75 win over Washington & Lee on Saturday. The game was tied at the half, but the Jackets used 48 second half points to secure the win.

The Yellow Jackets had a balanced scoring effort with five players reaching double figures, including a team-high 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting from Montese Adams. Buzz Anthony and Darryl Williams each recorded double-doubles - Anthony with 15 points and ten rebounds, and Williams with 12 points and 12 rebounds. 

Washington & Lee's Devin Kearns led all scorers with 20 points.

As a team, the Yellow Jackets shot 30-of-65 (.462) from the floor, 11-of-27 (.407) from three, and 13-of-17 (.765) from the foul line.

Washington & Lee was 27-of-56 (.482) from the floor, 11-of-28 (.393) from deep, and 10-of-17 (.588) from the free throw line. 

LAST TIME THEY MET

Hampden-Sydney returned to the win column with a big 63-56 win over Randolph-Macon in Fleet Gymnasium on February 1. The Tigers handed the Yellow Jackets their first conference loss of the season.  

JaVonte Reddick led the Tigers in scoring with 19 points, while Gui Guimarães and Jake Duncan added 11 and nine points, respectively.

Randolph-Macon was led by Grayson Midulla and Montese Adams who combined to score 33 points. 

As a team, the Tigers shot 21-of-47 (.447) from the floor, 3-of-11 (.273) from three, and 18-of-26 (.692) from the foul line.

Randolph-Macon was 18-of-52 (.346) from the floor, 8-of-27 (.296) from deep, and 12-of-16 (.750) from the free throw line.

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