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Tigers Gear Up For Luck Stone Holiday Classic

Malik Crute
Malik Crute

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Hampden-Sydney (3-4, 1-1 ODAC) vs. Buffalo State (4-4, 1-3 SUNYAC)
Saturday, December 16 | 2:00 pm | S. Douglas Fleet Gymnasium

Hampden-Sydney (3-4, 1-1 ODAC) vs. Johnson & Wales (4-3, 2-0 GNAC)
Sunday, December 17 | 2:00 pm | S. Douglas Fleet Gymnasium
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TIGERS GEAR UP FOR LUCK STONE HOLIDAY CLASSIC

The Hampden-Sydney Tigers return to action this weekend following a two-week break in games. The team will look to stay hot and extend its two-game win streak while the Tigers face Buffalo State and Johnson and Wales in the 2017 Luck Stone Holiday Classic. The Tigers will face Buffalo State at 2:00 PM on Saturday, and that game will be followed by Bridgewater and Johnson and Wales. Buffalo State will again open up play on Sunday, facing Bridgewater at 12:00 PM, followed by a 2:00 PM match up with Hampden-Sydney and Johnson and Wales.   Following the weekend, the Tigers will take a break for the holidays before travelling south to play two games on December 29 and 30 in the Tampa Bay Shootout.

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 seven games, the Tigers have shown a good balance with five players averaging at least eight points-per-game. Junior Malik Crute and sophomore Kevin Quinn lead the way with 13.6 points-per-game each. Both are shooting the ball well, as Crute connects on 48.9% of his field goals and 60.0% of his threes, and Quinn is shooting 46.3% from the floor and 40.4% from beyond the arc. Senior big men Nick Chase and Hunter Kuehn round out the top four with 10.7 and 9.7 points-per-game, respectively.  

As a team, the Tigers score 73.7 points-per-game and shoot 43.6 percent from the floor, 34.2 percent from beyond the arc, and 72.8 percent from the charity stripe. The team also snare 32.9 rebounds-per-game and dish out 14.4 assists-per-game to 17.1 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 won its second straight game while downing #23 Emory 90-85 in an exciting game in Fleet Gymnasium on Saturday, December 2. 

Kevin Quinn led the way for the Tigers with a game-high 26 points while shooting a remarkable 7-of-8 from beyond the arc. Malik Crute had a strong outing, including the game-sealing steal and bucket, with 20 points, five rebounds, and five assists. Hunter Kuehn and Nick Chase combined for 28 points, eight rebounds, five assists and four steals.

Emory had four players score in double figures, including a team-high 17 from Adam Gigax and Romin Williams.  

Emory won the battle of the boards with 28 to Hampden-Sydney's 21, but the Tigers turned it over 16 times to Emory's 21.

As a team, the Tigers shot 32-of-57 (.561) from the floor, 12-of-20 (.600) from three, and 14-of-17 (.824) from the foul line.

Emory was 35-of-58 (.603) from the floor, 7-of-25 (.280) from deep, and 8-of-11 (.727) from the free throw line. 

LAST TIME OUT FOR BUFFALO STATE

Buffalo State lost its third straight game while falling to 4-4 on the season after an 81-55 loss to Cortland State on December 9. 

The Bengals were led by Mike Henry and Sheldon Adams, who scored 14 and 12, respectively. Seven other players scored, including Sir.Quintin Campbell and Bryan Harrell who combined for 15. 

Justin Cooper and Zach Lydon each scored a game-high 19 points for Cortland State, while Carrel Joseph added 18.

As a team, the Bengals shot 22-of-79 (.278) from the floor, 3-of-21 (.143) from three, and 8-of-14 (.571) from the foul line.

Cortland State was 30-of-55 (.545) from the floor, 10-of-24 (.417) from deep, and 11-of-15 (.733) from the free throw line. 

LAST TIME OUT FOR JOHNSON & WALES

Johnson & Wales had a four-game win streak snapped while falling to 4-3 on the season with an 88-80 loss to Gordon on December 12. 

Matt Madoian and Brian Hogan-Gary led the scoring effort for the Wildcats with 24 and 20 points, respectively. Hogan-Gary also added 11 rebounds, seven assists, and four steals. 

All but eight of Johnson & Wales' points came from the five starters.  

Gordon was paced by Garrisson Duvivier's game-high 27 points, while Eric Demers added 24. 

As a team, the Wildcats shot 31-of-71 (.437) from the floor, 8-of-31 (.258) from three, and 10-of-19 (.526) from the foul line.

Gordon was 27-of-56 (.482) from the floor, 8-of-17 (.471) from deep, and 26-of-34 (.765) from the free throw line.  

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