Tigers basketball schedule released

Published 10:13 am Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Hampden-Sydney head basketball coach Dee Vick recently announced the 2015-16 Tigers basketball schedule. Included in the 25-game schedule is a tournament at Johns Hopkins University, The South Region Classic, the Third Annual Hampden-Sydney Holiday Tournament, and a non-conference matchup with Birmingham Southern University.

The team renews its rivalry for the second year in a row with Division I crosstown foe Longwood University on Nov. 7.

The Tigers open up the regular season on Nov. 17 at home as they face USA South opponent Averett University for the first time since the 2009-2010 campaign. They’ll follow that up with a four-game road stint, starting with a trip to the University of Mary Washington (Fredericksburg) for the South Region Classic in which they’ll matchup against North Carolina Wesleyan (11/21) and Mary Washington (11/22). They’ll end the month of Nov. at William Peace University in Raleigh, NC (11/24), which is home to five Tiger players as well as Coach Vick. 

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December will bring the first ODAC action of the season as the team will head to Washington and Lee University to open conference play on (12/2). Next will be the first home Saturday and first ODAC home game of the season against Emory & Henry College (12/5).

Later in December, the Tigers will host the Hampden-Sydney Holiday Tournament, which will feature Albright University, Immaculata University, and William Peace University (12/19-12/20). That will be followed by another chance to see your Tigers in Kirby Fieldhouse with Birmingham Southern University (Birmingham, AL) coming to town on December 29.

The New Year will take the Tigers on the road for the 25th Annual Johns Hopkins University Blue Jay Invitational. The team will open with Rosemont College in the first round, and then will face either John Hopkins or Framingham State University the following day (1/2 – 1/3).  Continuing on the road, the team will take on arch-rival Randolph-Macon (1/6) and will return home to host Shenandoah University (1/9)

The team will continue league play at Roanoke (1/13), will then return home to face Washington and Lee (1/16), which will be followed by two games on the road at Randolph (1/20) and Eastern Mennonite (1/23). The Tigers return home to Kirby Fieldhouse for a match up with Guilford College (1/27), and then it’s back to the road to Bridgewater College on (1/30).

The month of February will start with back-to-back home games, beginning with Lynchburg (2/3) and then Roanoke will visit on February 6, followed by Virginia Wesleyan (2/10) and Emory Henry (2/13) on the road. Then the Tigers will host rival Randolph-Macon College (2/17) for a big Wednesday night matchup in Kirby, and will play host to Bridgewater College (2/20) to end the regular season.

“This year’s schedule will prove as a test to our program,” said Coach Vick. “We have scheduled talented and well-coached teams, and as always the ODAC will be one of the toughest DIII conferences in the country. We have a talented group coming back and as long as

we work to achieve our potential, we have a chance to play at a high level.”

The Tigers have an ODAC-record ten ODAC Championships and 14 NCAA appearances, with two appearances in the Final Four.