Tigers Wrap Up Regular Season Against Roanoke

Hunter Kuehn
Hunter Kuehn

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Preview | Game 25
Hampden-Sydney (6-18, 3-12 ODAC) vs. Roanoke (17-7, 10-5 ODAC)
Saturday, February 17 | 2:00 pm | S. Douglas Fleet Gymnasium
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TIGERS WRAP UP REGULAR SEASON AGAINST ROANOKE

The Hampden-Sydney Tigers will close out the 2017-18 regular season as they host the Maroons of Roanoke College on Saturday afternoon. It will be the only meeting this season between the two teams and is important for tournament seeding for both teams as Hampden-Sydney is tied with Shenandoah and Randolph, and Roanoke is in a four-way tie with Washington & Lee, Emory & Henry, and Virginia Wesleyan.

Prior to the game, the Tigers will honor seniors Nick Chase, Guilherme Guimaraes, and Hunter Kuehn. The trio have combined to score 1,479 points while helping the basketball program to 50 wins.

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 24 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 15.1 points-per-game while Kevin Quinn is adding 11.5. Chaise Johnson has come on strong the second half of the season, averaging 9.1 points-per-game in his 15 appearances. Senior big men Hunter Kuehn and Nick Chase round out the top five with 9.3 and 9.1 points-per-game, respectively. 

Brendan McHale helps the offense go, averaging 4.1 assists-per-game, which is eighth in the ODAC.

As a team, the Tigers score 70.0 points-per-game and shoot 43.9 percent from the floor, 34.2 percent from beyond the arc, and 72.7 percent from the charity stripe. The team also snares 33.0 rebounds-per-game and dish out 13.9 assists-per-game to 16.2 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 67-56 loss to Randolph-Macon in Fleet Gymnasium on Wednesday night.

Malik Crute led all scored with 24 points to go with seven rebounds, two assists and a block. Kevin Quinn scored eight points while Hunter Kuehn came off the bench to add six points and seven rebounds.

Randolph-Macon was led by Luke Neeley, who came off the bench to shoot 6-of-9 from beyond the arc for 18 points. Darryl Williams added ten.

As a team, the Tigers shot 22-of-53 (.415) from the floor, 5-of-14 (.357) from three, and 7-of-10 (.700) from the foul line.

Randolph-Macon was 22-of-55 (.400) from the floor, 17-of-36 (.472) from deep, and 6-of-8 (.750) from the free throw line.

LAST TIME OUT FOR ROANOKE

Roanoke won its eighth straight game while entering a four-way tie for second place in conference play at 10-5, defeating Randolph 72-60.

Roanoke's Josh Freund led all scorers with 21 points, while shooting 7-of-8 from the floor and a perfect 7-of-7 from the foul line. He also added 15 rebounds. C.J. Miles and Jorden Davis each scored 16.

Randolph was paced by Ryan Fields and Sammy Hooper, who scored 15 and 14 points, respectively.

As a team, the Maroons shot 22-of-45 (.489) from the floor, 7-of-18 (.389) from three, and 21-of-24 (.875) from the foul line.

Randolph was 22-of-62 (.355) from the floor, 9-of-26 (.346) from deep, and 7-of-11 (.636) from the free throw line. 

LAST TIME THEY MET

Hampden-Sydney fell 78-74 at Roanoke on January 7, 2017.

JaVonte Reddick led the way with 12 points, while Josh Katowitz and JaVonte Reddick each added 11 points. Jake Duncan scored ten for the Tigers, and both Kevin Quinn and Malik Crute scored nine.  

Roanoke's John Caldwell scored a game-high 32 points to go with ten rebounds. Caleb Jordan and C.J. Miles scored 15 and 12, respectively.  

As a team, the Tigers shot 23-of-52 (.442) from the floor, 10-of-23 (.435) from three, and 18-of-24 (.750) from the foul line.

Roanoke was 23-of-49 (.469) from the floor, 11-of-25 (.440) from deep, and 21-of-25 (.840) from the free throw line.