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Game Notes: Tigers Prepare for Showdown with Arch-Rival R-MC in Ashland

Randall Ward

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Preview: Hampden-Sydney (13-3, 7-1 ODAC) vs. Randolph-Macon (14-3, 7-2 ODAC)
Saturday, January 21 at 2:00 pm
Crenshaw Gymnasium

Last Time Out for the Tigers    
• Hampden-Sydney won its fourth consecutive game while improving to 13-3 overall and 7-1 in ODAC play with a 78-56 win over Washington & Lee University.
• The Generals took an early 6-2 lead, but the Tigers quickly claimed a lead they would hold the rest of the game.
Khobi Williamson led the Tigers with 12 points and eight rebounds.
• Freshman Cam Anderson went 5-of-5 from the floor en route to 11 points.
Ben Jessee also notched 11 points while hitting three of his four three point attempts.
Randall Ward and Ru White each added nine.
• The General's Jeremy Adkins led all scorers with 13 points, while J.D. Ey posted a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
• Hampden-Sydney shot 52.6% from the floor (30-of-57) and 33.3% (5-of-15) from beyond the arc.
• The Generals shot 31.7% (20-of-63) from the floor and 11.1% (2-of-18) from three.

Last Time Out for the Jackets    
• Randolph-Macon won its eighth straight game with a 85-74 win over Lynchburg to improve to 14-3 and 7-2 in the ODAC.
• The Hornets led 33-21 at the 5:52 mark in the first half, but the Jackets rallied to take a 38-36 halftime lead.  
• After Lynchburg reclaimed its lead early in the second half, the Jackets took a 50-48 advantage and lead for the final 14:11.
• R-MC's Clavin Crosky led all scorers with 19 points.
• Also for R-MC, Andre Simon notched 15 points and nine boards, Adam Desgain added 13 points and seven rebounds, Lamar Giggetts scored 13, and Dylan Cole added 10 points.
• Austin Chellemi led Lynchburg with 18 points and eight rebounds, while Nate Campbell added 12 points and seven boards, and Michael Wims scored 13.
• The Jackets were 26-of-66 from the floor (39.4%), 4-of-17 from three (23.5%) and 18-of-27 from the foul line (66.7%).

The Last Time These Two Met    
• Randolph-Macon took a thrilling 61-60 victory in Crenshaw Gym in the 2010-11 regular season finale on February 19.
• Randolph-Macon led by as much as 19 points, but the Tigers made a furious comeback to take a 55-54 lead with just over five minutes to play.
• After the Jakcets reclaimed the lead, Ben Jessee tied the game at 58-58 on two free throws at the 2:13 mark.
• An Eric Pugh triple put R-MC up 61-58, but Harrison George made it a one point game on a lay up with 45 seconds to play.
• The Tigers had one last chance after Danny Jones missed two free throws but could not convert in the final seconds.
• George led all players with 25 points and 10 rebounds while Calvin Crosky led the Jackets with 13 points off the bench.
• Hampden-Sydney shot 40.4% from the floor (21-of-52) and 22.2% (4-of-18) from beyond the arc.
• The Jackets were 23-of-48 (47.9%) from the field and 8-of-22 (36.4%) from three.

Looking at Randolph-Macon    
• Stands at 14-3 overall and 7-2 in the ODAC while riding an eight game win streak.
• Receiving four votes in the most recent Top-25 poll.
• Has four players averaging at least 10 points-per-game, including a team-high 12.7 points-per-game from Calvin Crosky.
• Lamar Giggetts and Adam Desgain are each adding 12.5 points-per-game.
• Andre Simon is leading the team in rebounding with 6.6 per-game to go with 11.8 points.

Receiving Votes    
• Both Hampden-Sydney and Randolph-Macon are receiving votes in the latest Top-25 poll by
• The Tigers sit nine spots out of the rankings with 16 votes, while the Jackets sit 27 spots out with four votes.
• In the preseason poll, the Tigers were #23 while the Jackets were receiving 39.

Leaders of the Pack    
• Through January 15, Hampden-Sydney is the top team in the nation in field goal percentage, connecting on 52.8% of its attempts.
• The Tigers' hot shooting has led to a 89.1 point-per-game average which is seventh nationally (No. 1 Grinnell - 116.5 ppg).
• Their 18.1 point margin of victory is sixth nationally (No. 1 MIT - 24.8).

The Numbers Game    
• The Tigers have posted an impressive 18.3 point scoring margin through 16 games this season. 8 of the Tigers' 13 wins have been by 20 points of more.
• Harrison George has cracked into the top 25 of Hampden-Sydney's all time leading scorers with 1,187 points.
• Ben Jessee is 37th on the Tigers' top scoring list with 1,036 points.  
• Under Vick, Hampden-Sydney is 30-1 when scoring at least 81 points.
• The Tigers have scored 100 points 3 times this year.
• Hampden-Sydney is 1st in the nation in field goal percentage at 52.8% accuracy.
• Junior Randall Ward hit a career-high 7 three pointers against Methodist.
• Harrison George has scored at least 20 points 28 times and posted 16 double-doubles.  
• Through January 15th, Khobi Williamson was 3rd in the nation in field goal percentage, connecting on 66.7% of his shots.
• The Tigers hit the 12 win mark at home last year. It was the 18th time the Tigers won at least 10 games in a season at Fleet.

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