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HOOPS TO HOST EMORY ON SATURDAY
The Hampden-Sydney Tigers will remain at home while looking to extend its win streak to two as the Tigers step away from conference play to host the Eagles of Emory University on Saturday afternoon. The Tigers are fresh off of an 80-73 win over Eastern Mennonite on Wednesday to improve to 2-4 on the season and 1-1 in conference play. Emory, who was ranked 17th nationally in the D3hoops.com preseason top-25, stands at 4-1 overall while coming off of a 102-92 win over Maryville. These two teams met on New Year's Eve in Atlanta last season with Emory taking an 87-64 win. Following Saturday's game, the team will take a two week break before returning to action on December 16 and 17 in the Luck Stone Holiday Classic where the Tigers will host Buffalo State (12/16) and Johnson & Wales (12/17).
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 nine points-per-game. Junior Malik Crute leads the way with 12.0 points-per-game, while sophomore Kevin Quinn adds 11.5. Senior big men Nick Chase and Hunter Kuehn round out the top four with 9.7 and 9.5 points-per-game, respectively. Freshmen Will Sparks and Raheem Anthony have also been productive scorers with a combing 16.5 points-per-game.
As a team, the Tigers score 71.0 points-per-game and shoot 41.7 percent from the floor, 30.4 percent from beyond the arc, and 71.4 percent from the charity stripe. The team also snare 34.8 rebounds-per-game and dish out 13.7 assists-per-game to 17.3 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 earned its first ODAC win of the season with an 80-73 victory over Eastern Mennonite in Fleet Gymnasium.
Malik Crute led the way for the Tigers with 21 points, five rebounds, and three assists. Kevin Quinn scored 18 while Hunter Kuehn and Nick Chase added 14 and 13 points, respectively. Kuehn also added eight rebounds, four assists, three steals, and two assists.
Eastern Mennonite was paced by Isaiah Harris-Winn's game-high 22 points. Maleke Jones and Travis Clower each added 15.
Hampden-Sydney won the battle of the boards with 35 to Eastern Mennonite's 34, but the Tigers turned it over 19 times to Eastern Mennonite's 15.
As a team, the Tigers shot 29-of-54 (.537) from the floor, 10-of-21 (.476) from three, and 12-of-14 (.857) from the foul line.
Eastern Mennonite was 27-of-68 (.397) from the floor, 11-of-34 (.324) from deep, and 8-of-11 (.727) from the free throw line.
LAST TIME OUT FOR EMORY
Emory returned to the win column while improving to 4-1 on the young season with a 102-92 victory over Maryville.
The Eagles had balanced scoring and were led by Romin Williams' near triple-double of 23 points, nine rebounds, and eight assists.
Gebereal Baitey and Adam Gigax scored 16 and 14 points, respectively, and Matt Davet came off the bench to add 11.
All five of Maryville's starters scored in double figures, combining for 64 points, while Dante Hoppa had a team-high 18 points.
As a team, the Eagles shot 36-of-69 (.522) from the floor, 12-of-30 (.400) from three, and 18-of-22 (.818) from the foul line.
Maryville was 30-of-56 (.536) from the floor, 10-of-23 (.435) from deep, and 22-of-33 (.667) from the free throw line.
LAST TIME THEY MET
Hampden-Sydney fell 87-64 on New Year's Eve in Atlanta.
The Tigers trailed 40-22 at the half, and Emory was able to maintain its lead through the second half.
Jake Duncan led all scorers with a season-high 21 points off the bench while hitting five three-pointers. Josh Katowitz added 12 points.
Emory was led by Jim Gordon's 13 points. Spence Osborne added 12, and Christopher Avant was just shy of a double-double with nine points and ten rebounds.
As a team, the Tigers shot 21-of-63 (.333) from the floor, 8-of-28 (.286) from three, and 14-of-22 (.636) from the foul line.
Emory was 29-of-62 (.468) from the floor, 11-of-24 (.458) from deep, and 18-of-27 (.667) from the free throw line.