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MBB-D3: Hampden-Sydney Tigers (20-4) at Washington and Lee Generals (17-7)

Hampden-Sydney College, ranked No. 16 in this week’s D3hoops.com Top 25 and No. 2 in Region VI of the all-important NCAA Division III Regional Rankings, plays on the road at Washington and Lee University in Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) basketball action on Saturday, February 18, at 4:30 p.m. in Lexington. H-SC has won 11-straight games and 18 of its last 19, and is 20-4 overall, 14-1 in the ODAC (second), while W&L has won two-straight games and nine of its last 10, and is 17-7 overall, 10-5 in the ODAC (fifth). The regular season finale will be available to watch via Washington and Lee All-Access.

No. 16 Hampden-Sydney (20-4, 14-1 ODAC) at Washington and Lee (17-7, 10-5 ODAC) | LIVE STATS | LIVE VIDEO | GAME NOTES (PDF)
Location: Holekamp Gym | Lexington, VA
Date: Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023
Time: 4:30 p.m.

Head Coach Caleb Kimbrough
H-SC is led by the fourth-year head coach who took over the program on April 4, 2019. The former head coach at Huntingdon (AL) College from 2016-19, Kimbrough is the 19th head coach in the 113-year history of the storied Hampden-Sydney program. He is no stranger to the ODAC, having played four years at Guilford (NC) College and coached six years with the Quakers, and one year at Washington and Lee University. Caleb is 50-32 overall at the College, including 31-20 in ODAC games.

Scouting Hampden-Sydney
H-SC, enjoying its first 20-win season and highest national ranking (16th, Week 13) since 2012-13, won its most recent game vs. Lynchburg, 109-73, on Feb. 15. The Tigers have three players averaging in double-figure scoring among their five starters that are each scoring at least 8.2 points per game, while 11 individuals are playing at least eight-plus minutes per game. H-SC is led by junior forward Davidson Hubbard (Charlotte, NC) with his 14.3 points (55% FG) and 8.5 rebounds, followed by senior guard Ryan Clements (Conyers, GA) (11.7 points, 4.6 rebounds), junior guard and team captain Adam Brazil (Mooresville, NC) (10.7 points, 3.3 assists, 49 3FGs), junior guard DJ Wright (Greensboro, GA) (9.6 points, 38 3FGs) and junior guard/forward Josiah Hardy (Ashburn) (8.2 points, 5.5 rebounds). The Tigers are shooting 46% (704-1517) from the field, including 36% (204-564) on three-point field goals, and 74% (267-363) at the free throw line. H-SC averages 78.3 points, and allows 65.6 points, for a +12.7 scoring margin.

Scouting Washington and Lee
The Generals are coached by sixth-year head coach Chris McHugh, assisted by Trey Livingston, who served as an assistant at H-SC last season. W&L won its most recent game vs. Randolph, 97-75, on Feb. 15. The Generals have four players averaging in double figures, led by junior forward Robert DiSibio, averaging 21.7 points (52 3FGs) and 6.5 rebounds, followed by junior forward Jack d’Entremont (11.9 points, 7.5 rebounds), senior guard Sam Wise (11.0 points, 6.1 rebounds, 4.4 assists) and senior guard Richie Manigault (10.6 points, 41 3FGs). W&L shoots 46% (679-1470) from the field, including 35% (224-638) on three-pointers, and 73% (395-543) at the line; scoring 82.4 points, and yielding 75.7 points, for a +6.7 scoring margin.

Series History
H-SC leads the all-time series between the two schools, 80-55, including a 92-76 home win on November 27, 2022. Prior to the first meeting this season, W&L had won six-straight and eight of 10 in the series. The Generals won the most recent contest in Lexington, 79-74, on January 8, 2022.

Finest Season In 10 Years
H-SC is enjoying its finest season in 10 years, recently attaining its highest national ranking, while ranked second in this week’s NCAA Regional Rankings. In addition, the NCAA announced its current men’s basketball Top 16 on Thursday night (Feb. 16), and the Tigers are at No. 11 … though there remains lots of basketball yet to play before the Official Selection Monday on Feb. 27. H-SC’s 20 overall wins, as well as the 14 conference wins, are the most under Coach Kimbrough. It’s also the program’s highest win totals since 2012-13 (23-5, 14-2)-the last season that H-SC advanced to the NCAA Tournament-while only the fourth 20-win season for the Tigers in the last 20 years.

H-SC has secured the No. 2 seed for the 2023 ODAC Tournament that will take place next week as the Tigers will play in a quarterfinal contest on Friday, Feb. 24, at 6 p.m. at the Salem Civic Center in Salem. Complete details for the upcoming tournament will be available following the conclusion of the regular season.

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