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Tigers Host Arch-Rival Randolph-Macon on Wednesday

Malik Crute
Malik Crute

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Preview | Game 24
Hampden-Sydney (6-17, 3-11 ODAC) vs. Randolph-Macon (17-6, 11-3 ODAC)
Wednesday, February 14 | 7:00 pm | S. Douglas Fleet Gymnasium
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TIGERS HOST ARCH-RIVAL RANDOLPH-MACON

The Hampden-Sydney Tigers will return home for the final two games of the regular season, hosting arch-rival Randolph-Macon on Wednesday evening, before facing Roanoke on Saturday, February 17 in the regular season finale. 

Randolph-Macon took the first meeting this season with an 81-50 win in Ashland back in January. The last time these two met in Fleet Gymnasium, however, it was the Tigers who claimed a 63-56 win over the Jackets in the 2016-17 season. 

On Wednesday, the Tigers will also be collecting donations at the front door to support the V Foundation for cancer research. 

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 23 games, the Tigers have shown a good balance with five players averaging at least nine points-per-game. Junior Malik Crute lead the way with 14.7 points-per-game while Kevin Quinn is adding 11.7. Chaise Johnson has come on strong the second half of the season, averaging 9.6 points-per-game in his 14 appearances. Senior big men Hunter Kuehn and Nick Chase round out the top five with 9.4 and 9.3 points-per-game, respectively. 

Brendan McHale helps the offense go, averaging 4.2 assists-per-game, which is eighth in the ODAC.

As a team, the Tigers score 70.6 points-per-game and shoot 44.0 percent from the floor, 34.2 percent from beyond the arc, and 72.8 percent from the charity stripe. The team also snares 32.9 rebounds-per-game and dish out 14.1 assists-per-game to 16.4 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 took a 73-60 loss at Bridgewater on Saturday afternoon in the only meeting between the two teams this season.

Malik Crute and Chaise Johnson led the way for the Tigers with 19 points each while they combined for seven rebounds and five assists. Crute also added three blocks. Nick Chase added six points and Guilherme Guimaraes and Justin Reid each scored five.

Bridgewater's Chandler Murray led all scorers with 22 points to go with seven rebounds, four assists, and two steals. Josh Cammon and Dimetri Chambers each scored 15 and combined for 12 rebounds and seven assists.

As a team, the Tigers shot 17-of-41 (.415) from the floor, 5-of-19 (.263) from three, and 21-of-26 (.808) from the foul line.

Bridgewater was 23-of-59 (.390) from the floor, 6-of-31 (.194) from deep, and 21-of-27 (.778) from the free throw line. 

LAST TIME OUT FOR RANDOLPH-MACON

Randolph-Macon returned to the win column while taking sole possession of first place in the conference with a 63-59 win over Emory & Henry on Saturday afternoon.

Randolph-Macon's Montese Adams and Buzz Anthony led the way with 13 points each, while Corey Bays added 12 off the bench.

Emory & Henry's Daniel Spencer led all scorers with 17 points to go with ten rebounds and seven assists. Chase Branscomb also added a double-double with ten points and ten rebounds, and John Shelor scored 15 points.

As a team, the Yellow Jackets shot 22-of-51 (.431) from the floor, 9-of-25 (.360) from three, and 10-of-13 (.769) from the foul line.

Emory & Henry was 21-of-53 (.396) from the floor, 5-of-13 (.385) from deep, and 12-of-21 (.571) from the free throw line. 

LAST TIME THEY MET

Hampden-Sydney dropped an 81-50 decision in Ashland on January 18. The Tigers led for much of the game's first 11 minutes, but Randolph-Macon took a lead and kept it while outscoring the Tigers 47-28 in the second half.  

Kevin Quinn paced the Tigers with 13 points, while Malik Crute and Chaise Johnson each scored ten.

Montese Adams and Corey Bays scored 15 and 14, respectively, for the Yellow Jackets, while Buzz Anthony notched a double-double of 11 points and ten assists. 

As a team, the Tigers shot 19-of-45 (.422) from the floor, 5-of-20 (.250) from three, and 7-of-8 (.875) from the foul line.

Randolph-Macon was 34-of-70 (.486) from the floor, 11-of-29 (.379) from deep, and 2-of-7 (.286) from the free throw line. 

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