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Tigers to Face Lynchburg Wednesday Evening

Chaise Johnson
Chaise Johnson

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Preview | Game 14
Hampden-Sydney (4-9, 1-3 ODAC) vs. Lynchburg (7-6, 1-3 ODAC)
Wednesday, January 10 | 7:30 pm | Turner Gymnasium
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TIGERS TO FACE LYNCHBURG WEDNESDAY EVENING

The Hampden-Sydney Tigers stay on the road for one more, as the Tigers will face the Hornets of Lynchburg College in Turner Gymnasium Wednesday evening. Both teams stand at 1-3 in conference play but are coming off of different results. The Tigers fell 85-65 at Shenandoah on Saturday afternoon, while the Hornets notched their first conference win of the season with a 90-85 overtime win at Roanoke. Wednesday will be the only meeting of these two teams this year after meeting twice in the 2016-17 season. Last year, the Hornets swept the series with a 94-76 win in Lynchburg and an 85-71 win in Fleet Gymnasium. Following Wednesday's match up, the Tigers will return home for a Saturday afternoon game against Emory & Henry. They will then start next week in Ashland, facing arch-rival Randolph-Macon on Wednesday night.

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 13 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 13.3 points-per-game while Kevin Quinn is adding 12.9. Both are shooting the ball well, as Crute connects on 46.9% of his field goals and 45.9% of his threes, and Quinn is shooting 42.0% from the floor and 37.4% from beyond the arc. Senior big men Nick Chase and Hunter Kuehn round out the top four with 11.3 and 10.8 points-per-game, respectively.  

As a team, the Tigers score 72.3 points-per-game and shoot 43.5 percent from the floor, 33.5 percent from beyond the arc, and 70.4 percent from the charity stripe. The team also snare 33.4 rebounds-per-game and dish out 14.5 assists-per-game to 15.1 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 fell 85-65 to Shenandoah on Saturday afternoon. The Hornets were red hot throughout the game, connecting on 14 of their 24 three pointers.  

Malik Crute led the way for the Tigers with a 16 points to go with four rebounds and three assists. Chaise Johnson scored 13 off the bench, and Kevin Quinn and Hunter Kuehn added nine and eight points, respectively.

Shenandoah was led by Aaron Patterson and Christian Meredith, who scored 18 and 17, respectively. In total, 13 different Hornets entered the scoring column.  

The Hornets won the battle of the boards with 38 to the TIgers' 30, but Hampden-Sydney did a better job of taking care of the ball with 11 turnovers to Shenandoah's 14. 

As a team, the Tigers shot 27-of-66 (.409) from the floor, 9-of-28 (.321) from three, and 2-of-2 (1.000) from the foul line.

Shenandoah was 31-of-56 (.554) from the floor, 14-of-24 (.583) from deep, and 9-of-17 (.529) from the free throw line. 

LAST TIME OUT FOR LYNCHBURG

Lynchburg improved to 7-6 overall while notching its first conference win (1-3), downing Roanoke 90-85 in overtime on the road. The Hornets took a big 51-35 lead into halftime, but Roanoke outscored them 47-31 in the second half to force extra time. Lynchburg won the extra five minutes 8-3 to take the win.  

Connor Schroeder led the way with 24 points and six rebounds, while Reggie Davis added 19 off the bench, connecting on seven of his ten field goals and five of his eight threes. 

Lynchburg's Josh Freund led all scorers with 29 points.

As a team, the Hornets shot 31-of-68 (.456) from the floor, 19-of-46 (.413) from three, and 9-of-14 (.643) from the foul line.

Roanoke was 25-of-66 (.379) from the floor, 4-of-23 (.174) from deep, and 31-of-36 (.861) from the free throw line. 

LAST TIME THEY MET

Hampden-Sydney fell 85-71 to Lynchburg on Wednesday night in the last regular season game in Fleet Gymnasium of the 2016-17 season.  

Jake Duncan led the way for the Tigers with 18 points and six rebounds, while Chaise Johnson added ten off the bench. JaVonte Reddick and Kevin Quinn each added eight.

Lynchburg was led by Zack Burnett, who scored game-high 33 points. Connor Schroeder and Jay Allen added 15 and 12, respectively.  

As a team, the Tigers shot 25-of-56 (.446) from the floor, 9-of-28 (.321) from three, and 5-of-12 (.417) from the foul line.

Shenandoah was 23-of-49 (.469) from the floor, 9-of-23 (.391) from deep, and 14-of-23 (.609) from the free throw line.

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