GAMES 21-22 PREVIEW: Hendrix and Rhodes

GAMES 21-22 PREVIEW: Hendrix and Rhodes

Game Notes

SEWANEE, Tenn. - The Sewanee men's basketball will wrap up the road schedule of the 2019 season this weekend with a trip to Hendrix and Rhodes. 

THE BASICS
Game #21 | Sewanee (16-4, 5-4) at Hendrix (8-12, 4-5) | Friday, Feb. 1, 8 p.m. 
Grove Gymnasium, Conway, Ark.
All-Time Series: Sewanee leads series, 33-15
Last win: Jan. 4, 2019 in Sewanee (78-70)

Game #22 | Sewanee at Rhodes (4-16, 1-8) | Sunday, Feb. 3, 3 p.m.
Mallory Gymnasium, Memphis, Tenn.
All-Time Series: Rhodes leads series, 84-76
Last win: Jan. 26, 2019 in Sewanee (69-54)

SAA STANDINGS

TEAM SAA PCT OVR PCT STR
Centre 8-1 .889 17-3 .850 W4
Berry 7-2 .778 14-5 .737 W3
Sewanee 5-4 .556 16-4 .800 W3
Oglethorpe 5-4 .556 11-9 .550 W2
Birmingham-Southern 4-5 .444 10-9 .526 L3
Hendrix 4-5 .444 8-12 .400 L2
Millsaps 2-7 .222 10-10 .500 L6
Rhodes 1-8 .111 4-16 .200 L4
           
-As of 1/28/19

 

TAKING CARE OF THE BASKETBALL: The Tigers are second in the SAA and 42nd in the nation in turnovers per game with 11.8. The team trails Centre, who averages 11.5 per game.

The team is doing better with turnovers on the road than at home, as the team is averaging 11.6 per game away from Juhan Gymnasium. At home, they are averaging 12.1 per contest.

GETTING INTO A RHYTHM AT THE CHARITY STRIPE: The Tigers are 62nd in the country in free throw percentage with 74.5 percent, which also leads the league. The team will look to break a six-year streak of Centre claiming the best free throw percentage mark in 2019.

Inside conference play, the Tigers have posted 77.3 percent (116-150) from the free throw line. Hendrix (73.1) is second, while Rhodes (63.8) is fourth.

A LOOK AT THE WARRIORS: Hendrix lost five of the team's nine games in the month of January, which includes a nine-point loss at Berry and an eight-point setback at Oglethorpe. 

The Warriors enter the weekend with an 8-12 record, 4-5 inside the SAA, recording wins over Rhodes, Millsaps, Berry and Oglethorpe. 

Seth Stanley is averaging 16.5 points per game in conference play. Overall, he is ranked third in the league in points per game with 14.6 and is shooting 41.9 percent from the field. 

Carl Fitch leads the rebounding game for the Warriors, averaging 6.4 per game. 

As a team, the Warriors get most of their points from the charity stripe, converting 332-of-464 for 71.6 percent, second-best in the league. The 332 made free throws is the most in the conference. The second-most in Millsaps with 288. 

The Tigers fended off the Warriors in their previous meeting Jan. 4, 78-70. Hunter Buescher went 9-of-10 from the field to finish with 26 points for Sewanee. Fitch tied his season-best in rebounds with 13 in the contest. 

All-time, this will be the 49th meeting of the two schools. Sewanee has the upper hand, 33-15. 

A LOOK AT THE LYNX: In full rebuild mode for Rhodes in 2019, the Lynx enter the weekend with a 4-16 record, a 1-8 mark in league play, and they will be looking to snap a four-game losing skid. 

Rhodes' lone win in conference play came at home against Millsaps, 83-63, on Jan. 13. 

Preston Giroux is the lone player on the team in double figures scoring, averaging 10.1 per game. Daniel Darst has corralled 4.9 boards per game to lead the team. 

In the team's previous meeting on Jan. 6, the Tigers used a 37-21 halftime lead to win 69-54. Luke Smith led all scorers with 21 points for Sewanee, while the Tigers limited the Lynx to no players in double figures. Kevin Shen led Rhodes with nine points. 

This will be meeting number 161 between the two schools, and Rhodes holds an 86-74 advantage. Sewanee will be looking for its first win in Memphis since the 2016 season when the team won 65-53. 

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