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Tigers Face Guilford in Greensboro

Brendan McHale
Brendan McHale

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Preview | Game 20
Hampden-Sydney (5-14, 2-8 ODAC) vs. Guilford (11-8, 7-3 ODAC)
Wednesday, January 31 | 7:00 pm | Ragan-Brown Field House
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TIGERS FACE GUILFORD IN GREENSBORO

The Hampden-Sydney Tigers will look for its second straight win as the Tigers travel to Greensboro to face the Quakers of Guilford College for the only meeting between the two teams this year. The two met three times last year, splitting the regular season match ups before Guilford took the rubber match 63-53 in the ODAC Tournament quarterfinals. Hampden-Sydney won in its last time out at Ragan-Brown Field House, taking a 64-58 decision. 

While the Tigers look to ride momentum following a 67-65 win over Shenandoah on Saturday, the Quakers are hot right now, holding the league's second longest active win streak at four straight, including an 81-70 win over Washington & Lee in its last outing.  

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 19 games, the Tigers have shown a good balance with five players averaging at least nine points-per-game. Sophomore Malik Crute lead the way with 14.7 points-per-game while Kevin Quinn is adding 11.5. Senior big men Hunter Kuehn and Nick Chase round out the top four with 10.1 and 9.6 points-per-game, respectively. Chaise Johnson has come on strong the second half of the season, averaging 9.1 points-per-game in his ten appearances. 

Brendan McHale helps the offense go, averaging 4.3 assists-per-game, which is eighth in the ODAC.

As a team, the Tigers score 71.3 points-per-game and shoot 43.6 percent from the floor, 34.1 percent from beyond the arc, and 72.2 percent from the charity stripe. The team also snare 33.7 rebounds-per-game and dish out 14.3 assists-per-game to 16.3 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 returned to the win column with an exciting 67-65 win over Shenandoah in Fleet Gymnasium. Malik Crute broke a 65-65 tie with under two seconds to play, draining a long-two for the win.

Crute led the way with 16 points off the bench, while Hunter Keuhn and Chaise Johnson added 12 and ten points, respectively.

Brendan McHale added five points, five rebounds, seven assists, and three steals.

Shenandoah's Christopher Chaney led all scorers with 17 points and nine rebounds. Kwa McDonald scored 13, while Aaron Patterson and Derrick Perry each added eight.

As a team, the Tigers shot 25-of-60 (.417) from the floor, 7-of-25 (.280) from three, and 10-of-11 (.909) from the foul line.

Shenandoah was 24-of-61 (.393) from the floor, 10-of-29 (.345) from deep, and 7-of-8 (.875) from the free throw line. 

LAST TIME OUT FOR GUILFORD

Guilford won its fourth straight game while improving to 11-8 overall and 7-3 in conference play, downing Washington & Lee 81-70 in Lexington. 

The Quakers had an incredibly balanced effort with eight players seeing action and six of them scoring in double figures. Marcus Curry and Carson Long scored 17 and 16, respectively, with Long snaring 12 rebounds. Jarrod Rogers and Trevor Hyatt each added 12.  

Washington & Lee's Roy McMillan and Nicholas George each scored 17 to pace the Generals. 

As a team, the Quakers shot 30-of-62 (.484) from the floor, 8-of-18 (.444) from three, and 13-of-17 (.765) from the foul line.

Washington & Lee was 23-of-60 (.383) from the floor, 12-of-29 (.414) from deep, and 12-of-21 (.571) from the free throw line. 

LAST TIME THEY MET

Hampden-Sydney fell 63-53 to Guilford at the Salem Civic Center in the 2017 ODAC Tournament Quarterfinals. The Tigers led by six at halftime, but Guilford used a 42-26 advantage in the second stanza to advance. 

Malik Crute led the way for the Tigers with 12 points to go with six rebounds, three assists, two steals, and two blocks. Josh Katowitz scored ten, and Jake Duncan and Chaise Johnson added nine and eight points, respectively.

Guilford was led by Jaylen Gore and Alston Thompson, who scored 16 and 15, respectively, while combining for 13 rebounds. Dominique Henderson and Carson Long each added nine.  

Each team had 38 rebounds, though the Tigers were hampered by 18 turnovers to Guilford's 11.

As a team, the Tigers shot 20-of-51 (.392) from the floor, 7-of-20 (.350) from three, and 6-of-11 (.545) from the foul line.

Guilford was 19-of-55 (.345) from the floor, 5-of-21 (.238) from deep, and 20-of-31 (.645) from the free throw line. 

 

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