HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. -- Hampden-Sydney College will welcome Washington and Lee University for an Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) basketball game on Saturday, January 12, at 12 p.m. in S. Douglas Fleet Gymnasium. The Tigers are 4-8 overall, 1-4 in the ODAC, while the Generals are 11-4 overall, 4-2 in the ODAC. Please note the time change to noon on Saturday, from the originally-scheduled 2 p.m., due to the expected snow in the forecast for later Saturday. The contest can be heard locally on WFLO Radio, 95.7 FM.
Hampden-Sydney (4-8, 1-4 ODAC)
vs. Washington and Lee (11-4, 4-2 ODAC) | GAME NOTES (PDF) | LIVE STATS | AUDIO | VIDEO
Location: S. Douglas Fleet Gymnasium | Hampden-Sydney, Va.
Date: Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019
Time: 12 p.m.
Radio: Cannon Watson (play-by-play), Walker Carter
Series History: H-SC leads 63-22
Scouting the Tigers
H-SC is 4-8 overall, 1-4 in the ODAC following a 65-49 road setback at conference member Eastern Mennonite on Jan. 5. Freshman guard Tyler Thomas/Farmville led the Tigers with a career-high nine points off the bench, adding three rebounds in nine minutes, while playing in just his second game with the program after transferring from Guilford College. H-SC is coached by 11th-year head coach Dee Vick '94, who has led the program to an overall record of 156-128 during his tenure. Vick is assisted by Chuck Thomas, T.J. Grimes and Daniel Eacho.
H-SC has been led this season by junior guard Chaise Johnson/Richmond, who is averaging 11.5 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists. He is followed by junior guard/forward Kevin Quinn/Durham, N.C. (9.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.2 steals), freshman forward Warren Zager/Nashville, Tenn. (8.8 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.3 steals), sophomore center/forward Jake Hahn/Ruckersville (7.8 points, 3.3 rebounds) along with senior forward and team captain Justin Reid/Cary, N.C. (6.7 points, 3.0 rebounds). The Tigers are averaging 68.2 points per game, while allowing 76.5 points to opponents.
Scouting the Generals
W&L is 11-4 overall, 4-2 in the ODAC and coached by second-year head coach Chris McHugh. The Generals have won four-straight games, including a 75-63 league road win at Eastern Mennonite on Jan. 9. W&L has been led by senior forward Roy McMillan (17.8 points, 9.4 rebounds), senior guard Devin Kearns (14.9 points, 5.0 assists), along with sophomore guard William Brueggeman (13.5 points, 4.5 rebounds). The Generals are averaging 83.0 points, while yielding 74.3 points.
H-SC and W&L are playing for the 86th time in the sport of basketball, and the Tigers lead the series at 63-22. The Generals, however, won both games played last season by scores of 92-67 in Lexington on November 26, 2017 and 70-68 in Fleet Gymnasium on Jan. 20, 2018.
H-SC and W&L have four common opponents this season, including ODAC members Eastern Mennonite, Randolph-Macon and Roanoke, along with non-conference opponent William Peace (N.C.). The Tigers have dropped games to all four, including to EMU (A, 65-49), R-MC (H, 92-71), RC (A, 93-48) and WPU (H, 96-71). The Generals have wins over EMU (A, 75-63), RC (H, 71-67) and WPU (A, 85-75), along with a loss to R-MC (A, 84-76).
Johnson ranks second in the ODAC in free throw percentage (88.2%, 45-51). Sophomore guard Brendan McHale/Charleston, S.C. ranks eighth in assists (3.4) and 15th in assist/turnover ratio (1.7). Hahn ranks ninth in field goal percentage (54.4%, 37-68). Zager ranks 12th in minutes (30.8), 18th in steals (1.3) and blocks (0.6), and 19th in rebounding (6.2). Quinn is tied for 19th in three-point field goals (24).
H-SC will play on the road at ODAC opponent Randolph College on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. in Lynchburg, before hosting ODAC member Emory & Henry College at S. Douglas Fleet Gymnasium on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 2 p.m.